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Horatio luna

9pm Thursday 24th January

Horatio Luna Penny Black Residency (Free)

Henry Hicks, better known by his stage name Horatio Luna, is an Australian multi-genre bass guitarist, record producer, song-writer and composer based in Melbourne, Victoria. He has released 9 beat tapes, 2 vinyl records and numerous live cuts since 2016 but is most noted for his work with 30/70 Collective and Allysha Joy Trio/Quartet.

Following a series of recordings for Gilles Peterson (Brownswood Records), an Australian tour and 2 international sell-out records including critically acclaimed “Cultural Warriors”. Horatio Luna is back with a new sound to his every extending pallet of jazz fusion inspired house jams. Teaming up with Phil Stroud (Good Company Records), Dufresne (Mandarin Dreams) and Ikey (Mandarin Dreams), Horatio Luna will be bringing the fire to the Penny Black for a two week residency…details below.

“All paths lead to now. I have found myself, following many years of experimentation, in the fortunate position of playing with, who i believe to be, the most innovative musicians in our area of music. We are developing a new sound, treading the line between improvisation, live house, acid-jazz, jungle and everything in between.” – Horatio Luna

“What happens when you apply the sprawling, human energy of live jazz to the mechanical, rhythmic structures of house music?…To listen is to feel Hicks and his trio working it out in real-time, improvising house beats the way they would jazz rhythms. The approach is so intimate that, at times, you feel like you’re in the room, close enough to hear the musicians breathing and shuffling around each other…” – Pitchfork

“Moments of spontaneous voodoo magic emerge through a warm bath of breakbeats, fuzzed out funk and spiritual jazz…” – Ziggy Zeitgeist