On october 13 Erarta will host a presentation of the new album by the New York beatmaker Blockhead
Funeral Balloons is the new album from acclaimed producer & NYC fixture Blockhead [real name; Tony Simon]. Funeral Balloons is as bold and irreverent as the title suggests; from the uplifting and energetic mood of "A bad case of the sundays" to the spaced out airy grooves found on "UFMOG" all the way to the 1970's car chase anthem like "Escape from NY", the songs never stop in one place.
While, at it's core, Funeral Balloons doesn't stray far from the kind of music Blockhead has been making since his debut Music by Cavelight, his evolution as a producer is on full display, exploring different avenues and sounds with every new release and continuing to forge his own lane between the worlds of Hip hop and electronic music.
Critically acclaimed beat-maker Blockhead has been making some of the most unique and funky club music to come out of New York City.
Famed for his genre crossing party style blending up-tempo Electronic music with psychedelic Hip Hop beats that made him famous around the globe he has been releasing highly acclaimed albums on Ninja Tune for several years. In 2017 he is ready to launch his new album "Funeral balloons" and a free album which will feature Logic, Homeboy Sandman, Aesop Rock and many more.
With up to 3 million views on you tube he is one of the most successful beat makers artists. He has toured all over the world on his own as well as with Bonobo, Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, Diplo and many more. Aside from his solo efforts released on the Ninja Tune label, Blockhead is most associated with producing the critically acclaimed hip hop artist Aesop Rock (Ryhmesayers), recognized for his dense and abstract word play.
BLOCKHEAD is also known for making beats for the likes of like Atmosphere, Murs, Mac Lethal, Cage, Mike Ladd and many more.
As an active piece to the sound design elements of legendary MC Aesop Rock and a body of solo records with Ninja Tune that is already decade defining in its genre, Blockhead has always been one of our favorite hip hop — electronic producers since his inception as a professional musician. His music career has always been about unique pathways into the ethos of hip hop production music but he taps into a grid of sound that is all engulfing and expansive in past and present eras, bridging many modes of sound from all over the world with lush bass lines and classic break-beats always on deck. It's a beautiful world of music that he's produced since his 2003 debut LP Music By Cavelight and he returned in 2015 with the announcement of his 6th LP Bells and Whistles. Bells and Whistles released through digital formats and a vinyl version.