wOnk was born somewhere around 1996 by Brian 'eEL' Albright out of his love for all things artistically dark and experimental—beauty in the grotesque as it were. While never actually releasing any of his music commercially, he found love in handing out his early recordings on various self-made compilations and CDr's. Brian's WoNK remains underground, but can be seen from time to time creating new experimental pieces and sound collages for various outputs [ie.- a track where he collaborated with T.E.F. was released on a free compilation specifically created by fans of the industrial band, Skinny Puppy—http://litanycomp.darkbraindesign.com]. 2.
WoNK is one of the fastest rising stars in the fidget house world. She burst onto the scene with a sound that was all her own. She’s worked with the likes of Calvertron, Aquilaganja and had major success with her first release Jack the Technique charting in the top 100 on Beatport. Now CHAMPION BEATS offers you our largest EP to date WoNK – KRUNCHIE! 3.
Wonk was formed in 2013 in Tokyo, Japan with Kento Nagatsuka (vocals), Ayatake Ezaki (keyboards), Kan Inoue (bass) and Hikaru Arata (drums). Their September 2016 album “Sphere” received the Best Jazz Album award at the CD Shop Awards, an award based on votes by CD retailer employees. WONK’s fusion of Jazz, Soul, Hip-hop, and other musical influences has attracted attention from various audiences, and has secured the young band planned performances this summer at festivals including the 16th Tokyo Jazz Festival, Blue Note Jazz Festival 2017, and Summer Sonic 2017. The band also produced the official remix for Blue Notes Records star José James’ “Love in a Time of Madness” in his album “Live Your Fantasy,” in addition to conducting successful performances in Berlin and Paris in February 2017, reaching eager audiences in Japan and abroad.
Their second & third album “Castor” / “Pollux” were released in September. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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