Kemba, Pell

February 8th

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

El Club

$20.00 - $75.00

This event is all ages

After studying together at Manhattan School of Music, Ivan Jackson (trumpet) and
Conor Rayne (drums) linked up to form production duo Brasstracks in 2014. Initially a
side project allowing them to use their instruments to produce electronic music they
were passionate about, a cover of Rihanna’s “Four Five Seconds” with Lido cemented
them on the SoundCloud producer scene. Since their early beginnings in the
SoundCloud space they have dropped an array of critically acclaimed covers and
remixes, toured with Lido, Nao, Mr Carmack, Jack Garratt and GRiZ,
played iconic venues and festivals such as Denver’s Red Rocks and Coachella and
featured/produced on songs with GoldLink, Anderson Paak, Lido and Khalid.
In August 2016 Ivan and Conor produced arguably the biggest Hip Hop record of the
year with Chance The Rappers ‘No Problem’ feat Lil Wayne and 2Chainz. This led to a
GRAMMY nomination for Best Rap Song to add to Ivan’s nomination for his writing
contribution to Anderson Paak’s ‘Am I Wrong'. They also released their debut EP, Good
Love and took the EP on the road with their Good Love Fall Tour.
During a heavy summer ’17 festival season playing all over North America Brasstracks
released a slew of new singles and covers culminating in the first edition of their most
recent project “For Those Who Know Part 1” which was released Oct 20th. Part 1 boasts
collaborations with Robert Glasper, The Underachievers and more. March 2018 saw the
guys embark on their first ever headline US tour, playing 19 cities and selling out Los
Angeles, San Franscisco, Seattle and NYC's iconic Bowery Ballroom in their hometown
To conclude their “For Those Who Know” series Brasstracks released the Deluxe
version of the project and embarked on a first Asia tour. Now they enter the next
chapter with the release of new single “Vibrant” featuring Pell and announcing a 28 date
headline North American tour - “The Vibrant Tour”, kicking off in January 2019.
Growth is ingrained in Pell's nature. Since taking the industry by storm in 2014, the electric New Orleans native, born Jared Pellerin, has continued to expand his sound and musicality. His stellar Floating While Dreaming mixtape garnered attention and praise from press across the board, including FADER, Billboard, XXL, Complex, among others, yet he never settled.

After touring with G-Eazy, in 2015 he released LIMBO, an EP produced by TV on The Radio’s Dave Sitek, developing his "experimental soul" sound to set him apart from his peers. After supporting Kehlani on a nationwide tour, Pell launched his first headlining run, spanning 28 cities and music festivals across the country including Hangout, Firefly, and Pemberton.

2016 proved to be a pivotal year musically for Pell. Singles such as “Show Out”, “Basic Beach”, and “All In A Day’s Work” propelled him to a wider reach but his recording sessions with Louis The Child would be key. Under the moniker, Pellican Child, they would produce the single “Turn Me Down” and garner 2M+ plays across streaming platforms. With momentum on his side, Pell remained busy throughout 2016, collaborating with Big Gigantic, Boys Noize, and AlunaGeorge, plus performing at shows with Tory Lanez, Sweater Beats and more.

There was no drop off in 2017. Pell performed at festivals such as Bottlerock, Forecastle, JMBLYA and more. Alongside his festival circuit, Pell became a Red Bull Sound Select artist, which led to two new London On Da Track-produced singles, “Patience” and “Jam." The latter record was featured on a national Samsung Galaxy S8 campaign. In December 2017, Pell released his EP,girasoul, via Payday Records The project featured collaborators such as Saba, Imad Royal, Roget Chahayed, Bill Delelles and Vérité. girasoul has over 4.5 million streams to date.

Ever evolving and looking to the future, in 2018 Pell linked with NGHTMRE for Magic Hour EP, which went through Mad Decent in June 2018. The EP, which was meant as a bridge to a future project, was followed up by “Hear Me,” a song that is featured on Madden 19 soundtrack and co-produced by Pell, an aspect of his skill set that he continues to develop.

"My transition has really been a musical one in terms of me being more hands-on," he says, "I'm definitely producing a lot more and I feel like that's helping me create in different ways. I just like being the musician with it now and just not the artist. I can be in different rooms and contribute different things other than my voice."

Before his new project drops in 2019, Pell plans to release four new loose singles that he will begin to roll out to preview his new melodic direction to fans. “Fallback” — one of the four singles being released — is an excellent example of Pell’s ever evolving sound. With over 90M streams to his name and being one of the new faces of NOLA, Pell is turning his dreams into his reality. "I feel like I give songs soul, something not tangible but you feel it." Soul indeed.
Venue Information:
El Club
4114 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI, 48209