Grimes' Backup Band Steps Up, Makes Dance Poetry
Where he’s from: Montreal
When he started: 2012
Genre: Post-r&b drum’n'bass
Most like: Grimes
Sounds like: Drum’n'bass ballet.
Kuhrye-oo impressed earlier this year with his self-titled debut EP from UNO NYC, which chopped up r&b, drum’n'bass, and subterranean synth, yielding a beauty that bordered on poetic.
The man behind the music is Calvin McElroy, a member of Montreal’s Born Gold, as well as a member of Grimes’ band. But for his solo work, he ditches the hyper-glitch of Born Gold, for a more soulful, even melancholy vibe.
I’m not even gonna talk about the video, which I recommend. It looks like Kuhrye-oo spent zero money on it, and yet went way beyond the call of duty in the making of this video. I guess it’s intense and totally amateur at the same time, and that’s what keeps you staring.
Also, he spins inventive DJ sets.
“For the Fame II”: