Coby Sey, In Quarantine
Thursday 09 Jul 2020 from 5pm to 5:37pm
With this live in his "home studio" in London during the lockdown, Coby Sey plunges us into a haunting and melancholic dreamlike tale.
A journey that oscillates between ambient and spoken words with hip hop motifs, to which visual fragments of daily life "in quarantine" are added.
Coby Sey is a vocalist, musician and DJ from South East London who offers a shifting, disorienting vision of club music.
A long-time collaborator with Mica Levi, Tirzah, Babyfather, Klein and Kwes, Coby’s recorded work – as best evidenced on his EP on AD 93 'Whities 010: Transport for Lewisham' 10″ – spans the realms of live instrumentation, sample-based productions and experimental music, melding recognisable motifs of hip hop, drone, techno, post-punk, fusion and more into a dubbed-out anaesthesia. Live, these dreamlike compositions are imbued with a heavy, uneasy dancefloor energy, often abetted by live vocals as well as saxophone interjections c/o regular cohorts Ben Vince and Calderwood.