Jiggy is the name of the group!
I got a surprise via Soundcloud. I heard this cool group from out of the misty universe which is the internet.They call themselves Jiggy. It seems that they are the answer to my longing for the fusion of electronic beats and traditional music. Perhaps there are very very few bands doing that these days, a kind of style started by The AfroCelts in the 90s.
So who are the artists behind this fascinating group? According to their website:
“New Irish band Jiggy put some serious pep in the step of traditional Irish Music.” Irish Central
Jiggy is a very groovy collective!
Featuring the talents of traditional musicians;
Daire Bracken (fiddle), Aoife Kelly (fiddle), Éamonn Galldubh (uilleann pipes), Éamonn De Barra (flute & whistle), Robbie Harris (percussion), Niwel Tsumbu (guitar & Vocals) and Yoshi Izumi (bass) who have teamed up with DJ Jack on the decks.
Jiggy has developed a sound unlike anything else, fusing vocal lilting & beatboxing, Irish traditional music, hip hop dance grooves, world music rhythms and harmonies. Expect a thrilling live set of original music and traditional dance tunes.
Jiggy also features special guest beatboxer MIC Bandit.
Jiggy have collabrated with producers Steve Lynch (Stellarsound), Mark Murphy (Sound Butlers) and Sam Jackson. Mastering is done by Fergal Davis.
Oh so that’s it! Sounds like they have many exciting things coming this year. Is there a studio album that we can buy? Here’s another info from their website:
Jiggy are in the studio recording and mixing the new album!
Jiggy have just released ‘Laethanta Saoire’
Laethanta Saoire is composed by guitar ledgend Steve Cooney and out now on iTunes, Amazon and eMusic.
Produced by Sam Jackson
Mastered by Fergal Davis.
Buy now on iTunes
Ok I gotta go back to my dancing. I can’t stop!