Following a free in-store performance at Easy Street Records in Queen Anne yesterday, French hip-hop artist and turntablist Wax Tailor, aka JC Le Saout, graced the stage at Chop Suey. To recreate the many sounds of his recordings, Tailor travels with a vocalist, a cellist, and a flutist. In the background, old black & white film clips play as the music provides the soundtrack.
While many of the most acclaimed DJs reach for the most obscure records in their bag, Tailor grabs the classic, sampling Nina Simone, Woody Allen, and Bjork just to name a few. Charlotte Savaryâ€™s vocals combined with Tailorâ€™s trip-hop leanings bring heavy Portishead comparisons while the general style is often aligned with RJD2.
Tales of the Forgotten Melodies was cited as one of KEXPâ€™s favorite albums of 2006. His latest effort, Hope & Sorrow, out now on the Decon label, features more pop song structures than his previous work in order to support the slew of guest artists on the album.