|Mark de Clive-Lowe's Church
Anchored by the duality of his Japanese and New Zealander parentage and ignited by a love of playing since the age of four, it is no wonder this multi-national phenom has seen his explosive natural gifts blaze across the globe from NZ to the US, UK, Europe, Asia, Cuba and South Africa. MARK de CLIVE-LOWE (MdCL) is one of the most innovative producers and live performers you will find anywhere. Whether you call him artist, producer, composer, pianist, performer or remixer, titles are impartial to the marvel of Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL). Many try to classify this impressively fertile music journey, yet to identify with only one label belies the heavy scope of the ride. The piano set the course, the keyboard is the vehicle, and with the drum machine as the fuel, the relentless skill of MdCL is underscored by a rare sonic sensibility. He's an accomplished musician, originally sowing his oats in jazz, before taking the music far beyond.
Mark de Clive-Lowe - Piano, Live Electronics
Tivon Pennicott - Saxophone
Igmar Thomas - Trumpet
Tim Lefebvre - Bass
Nate Smith - Drums
+ special guests
Nia Andrews - Vocals
John Robinson - Vocals
A devastating live performer, the MdCL experience is marked by impromptu studio production created on stage from scratch, using drum machines, keyboards and effects. The end result: live remixes birthed on stage for each and every gig. With bold chops like this, to call him "prolific" is an understatement, having contributed to over 250 releases and being a first-call collaborator for a wide range of artists including Jill Scott, Jody Watley, Leon Ware (Marvin Gaye/Michael Jackson/Maxwell), Masters At Work, Sandra St. Victor (The Family Stand/Chaka Khan) and DJ Spinna amongst a slew of others.
Now based in LA after a decade entrenched in London’s underground club culture, MdCL is readying to unveil his new album, CHURCH on Mashibeats/Ropeadope – based on his critically-acclaimed clubnite by the same name. It's the latest step in the evolution of MdCL, who has cemented his reputation as the go-to man for anyone wanting his unique take on club music, progressive soul and urban alternative. The jazz and the dancefloor collide head-on with live remixing, electronics and organics… a Quincy Jones for a new generation, melding the science of beat-making with the ebb and flow of jazz.