Vels Trio are the result of three experimental jazz musicians born out of collective obsession, emotion and improvisation to sculpt contagiously frenetic compositions.
Channelling ingrained deep grooves, progressive soundscapes and contemporary hip hop productions – Vels Trio synthesise their mutual loves to challenge the psyche of not only the seasoned Jazz lover, but hyperactively engaging audiences with their heavy groove and energetic live sets.
The Trio’s sound represents an amalgamation of different influences, with the extraterrestrial, electrified leanings of prog and jazz-funk anchored by a commitment to a deep back beat. The result: a hip-hop infused reinterpretation of jazz for contemporary audiences that sits next to the L.A. sounds of Robert Glasper, Thundercat and BadBadNotGood with a distinctly UK twist of their own.
After 3 years of tirelessly indulging in their passion for music in an endeavour to explore, discover and create – Vels Trio have just unveiled their inaugural release Yellow Ochre – on cult label Total Refreshment Centre Records.