Playspace Presents Sound Bites Vol.1: Day 3 Featuring Ali Aiman & Bassment Syndicate
Sound Bites is a music performance series produced by Playspace that aims to put together different local talents through a collaborative effort in hopes to spark off creative projects in the future. This will be a quarterly installment and Playspace hopes to bring to the audience their musical favourites in an intimate setting.
About Ali Aiman
Ali Aiman is all about DIY music. Ali’s gravelly voice, overlapping his minimalist beats and melancholic melodies has captured the eyes, ears and hearts of many. With the release of his debut EP, Overture in 2014, Ali bagged the number 7 spot in Eh! Malaysia magazine’s list of ‘50 Best Local Albums’ in their May 2015 issue amongst other acknowledgements, especially for his lead single, ‘Breathe’.
About Bassment Syndicate
The ancient Greek work syndikos, from which the term syndicate evolved, means “public advocate - caretaker of an issue”. With Bassment Syndicate’s debut album, Morning, this innovative cross-stylistic/cross-cultural band, is indeed taking care of issues, advocating some brilliant fresh perspectives on (as vocalist- trombonist, Marques Young, intones in the introduction) “smooth grooves, soul, jazz and hip-hop,” with, I might add, some rock, funk, and R&B mixed in for good measure. At first description, this might sound like an overly ambitious stylistic potpourri, particularly for the band’s first release, but once plugged in, and turned on, any doubts will rise like mist lifted by the dawning sun.