Josimar – Story of the State
808 State are the state in Josimar’s Story of the State. He’s from the North West of England and this track – free download – contains more than a passing nod to 808 State, drawing on both the classic bird sample and the main synth sounds. There’s nothing wrong in drawing on classics and it does add a little something to the proceedings by keeping it as a chilled track and never edging into anything too hurried. But why the file is called “Joey Barton” when you download it is a mystery.
Blurb: Hailing from the North West of England, Josimars musical education started very early. Having to share a bedroom with a brother 6 years his senior he was exposed to mid to late 80s hip-hop from a young age. Slick Rick, Eazy E, Eric B and Rakim, De la soul are artists that have paved the path of his musical landscape. Couple that with Papa Josimar playing a range of music from his Ghanaian heritage called High Life to Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and David Bowie the broadness of the music played at such a young age was impressive.
Receiving his first DIY DJ setup at the tender age of 14 and playing music for over 20 years, Josimar has a knowledge of such a broad taste. The love of his life being house and techno, he has played all over the UK and in various venues in Europe. Now with his producer hat on he is producing the goods. Ahead of his debut EP ‘Midnight’ on Method Music we are releasing this free track which is a nod to the boys of 808 state. Enjoy! Josimars EP is due out on digital late 2016/early 2017.