Synthonic is the downtempo/electrofunk project of classical jazz musician and London native Kieron Garrett, whose logo design features a winding spiral keyboard. Take a second glance and an octopus begins taking place of the “c” letter hanging off the end of this musical evocation, coiling its way through the mysteries of the deep.
Fans of the Kieron Garrett Quartet, the artist’s pre-established namesake, will find the music created under the “Synthonic” brand to be a nice change of pace for the musician. Depth-fueled synth explosions with throbbing hi-hat hits in syncopation with the ferocity of the breakbeat is precisely what listeners will hear in the first single leading up to the debut of his “Sunshine” EP in September, “Head Banging.” If you liked Canadian electrofunk band Chromeo’s 2007 album, Fancy Footwork, you’ll finding some intersecting influences on “Head Banging,” with less emphasis on drum power of the intergalactic and more detail harnessed into showcasing each of the jazz palettes within the song, giving each unique instrument its moment to shine.
Listen to “Head Banging” in full here.