Fierce hip hop beats and epical synth-harmonies spiced up with breathtaking melodies that solidifies in your mind. Words are unnecessary when Danish band Abekejser’invites you into their spacious unique universe, in which you will be able to both dance and disappear into a musical dream.
In the woodlands lives the Emperor Tamarin (Danish: Abekejser) who parties to groovy beats of jazztronica. Abekejser is a new gang of five from the top of the lively musical scene in Aarhus, Denmark. Together they have created an instrumental portal to an intriguing new universe.
With a background mostly in jazz and world music you might expect a certain sound, but Abekejser has long transcended the fixed templates and thrown the double bass on the fire. What you get is a sound built on strong beats from a combination of electronic drum machine and acoustic drums underneath the big sound of flaming synthesizers and saturated guitar sounds, giving you epical harmonies and captivating melodies.
Our music may have complex undertones, but our goal is to build bridges and open up a musical world, even one that might seem dangerous. We prefer playing where there is a bar, and where the bass is heavy enough to enter your body and make you move. You can’t stand still when Abekejser is playing, says guitarist Jeppe Lavsen.
Inclusive instrumental music
The music moves you both ways – you can quietly dream away or be devoured in a fresh dance party - the faithful guardians of the Emperor delivers the soundtrack. The musical inspiration comes from bands such as Jaga Jazzist, Snarky Puppy, and Weather Report, but Abekejser is unique all on its own. A new Danish sound - not easily classified.
We are five good friends joined in our united sky high ambition of showing the world how much instrumental music has to offer. In Abekejser we hit a creative nerve, where we all feel our individual ideas processed in our joint machine becomes so much more, says Jeppe Lavsen.
The release of Eden Haze
Eden Haze is the second release from Abekejser, and continues the story from the first single, ’St. Puma’.
St. Puma sets the scene with a catchy super groove. The Emperor invites you to join his party, but you sense that something is not quite right in the jungle.
With ’Eden Haze’ the industrial feel of sound and expression becomes clearer., Jon Døssing Bendixen.
We’re often told that our music is very cinematic. Internally we have made a visual universe, but it’s awesome when the audience creates their own images inspired by the atmosphere of our music. But top priority for us is that people feel good joining the Abekejser groove, says synth-maestro