rob mitchelRob Mitchell – Leeds Saxophonist and composer behind Abstract Orchestra (formerly known as Abstract HIPHOP Orchestra). They are a hyped authentic journey through hiphop jazz and funk breaks. Fronted by long standing contributors to the Uk hip hop scene Testament and OddBall (Ed Meade) backed by musicians who have toured and recorded with the likes of Jamiroqui, Amy Whinehouse and Submotion Orchestra Its a heavy experience to see them fill a stage and hit it out live. They are supporting Mos Def Friday 21st November 2014 their first show at the 02 Leeds!

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We asked Rob to name check 5 producers/musicians that have influenced his sound with Abstract. Pretty loose question but here’s how he broke it down.

1. John Coltrane -‘Wise One’ is incredible

2. Gil Evans – ‘Miles Ahead’ with Miles Davis album is a desert island disk

3. J Dilla – Dilla – ‘E=MC2’, when the beat drops its seriously HEAVY!!

4. Madlib – ‘Episode VIII’ from Medicine Show #5 it’s a heavy vibey groove, classic Madlib

5. Quincy Jones – he’s done it all, with class!! ‘The Dude’, massive arrangements with heavy hooves, sample-tastic!!!

Thanks to Rob Mitchell

Abstract Orchestra support Mos Def and Afrika Bambaataa 21st November 2014 at the 02 Leeds

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Abstract Orchestra support Mos Def and Afrika Bambaataa 21st November 2014 at the 02 Leeds