BIGYUKI
Gig Seeker Pro

BIGYUKI

New York City, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

New York City, NY | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Hip Hop Electronic

Calendar

This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos

Music

Press


"Get An Early Taste Of BIGYUKI’s New Bass-Heavy EP"

When BIGYUKI sets his fingers to the keys, things literally begin to move and shake. The rising Japanese keyboardist and composer (whose given name is Masayuki Hirano) specializes in key bass, and is able to turn the lowest ranges of synths, pianos and the occasional Rhodes into a sprawling harmonic world unto itself. As a result, his compositions contain a depth that few others can boast; the pure sonic range across which he composes is vast, exhilarating and funky.

New York City-based fans of BIGYUKI have a chance to see him and his band live tonight, June 23rd, at Manhattan’s Le Poisson Rouge (tickets available here), but jazz cats the world over are getting a special treat right this second. Below, you’ll find an exclusive stream of three tracks off of Big Yuki’s upcoming record which was recorded and produced by Highbreed Music (more specifically Tariq Khan at the The Breeding Ground NYC) and is slated for an August 2015 release date (the preview is a joint venture between Revive and Okayplayer).

Opening track “The Keymaker pt. 2” is a melancholy, modal number that has Yuki rotating amongst the piano, synth bass and rhodes with equal aplomb. Second cut “Greek Fire” more than lives up to its name as morse code hi-hats and bubbling key bass switch tempos on a dime, demonstrating the ensemble’s agility. As Okayplayer noted, “this is jazz made for a prison break, a bank heist or, perhaps, a max-volume headphones session in the comfort of your own home.”

“Paradise Descended” closes this moody triplicate, beginning as a half-shadowed ballad, dark in nature (like most, if not all of the preview) and growing gradually into a space of airy keys and, later, tense hip-hop grooving.Stream the entire release from BIGYUKI below, catch the show tonight and be on notice–this record is one you won’t want to miss. - REVIVE-MUSIC


"【〈越境〉するプレイヤーたち】第5回:BIGYUKI グラスパーやQ・ティップとも共演! 恐るべきキーボード奏者の歩みと新作『Greek Fire』の全容"

新時代のジャズ・ガイド〈Jazz The New Chapter〉で旋風を巻き起こした気鋭の音楽評論家・柳樂光隆が、 人種/国籍/ジャンルなどの垣根を越境し、新たな現在進行形の音楽をクリエイトしようとしているミュージシャンに迫るインタヴュー連載「〈越境〉するプレイヤーたち」。紹介するのは、柳樂氏が日本人を中心に独自にセレクト/取材する〈いまもっとも気になる音楽家〉たちだ。第5回は、NYで活躍するBIGYUKIこと平野雅之が登場。バークリー音楽大学に在学中からセッション・プレイヤーとして活躍し、2015年にアメリカの「JAZZ TIMES」誌が行った読者投票の〈ベスト・シンセサイザー奏者〉部門では、ハービー・ハンコック、チック・コリア、ロバート・グラスパーに次いで4位に選出されている。そんなライジング・スターに柳樂氏みずからNYで行った、貴重な対面ロング・インタヴューをお届けしよう。 *Mikiki編集部 - Mikiki


"Video Premiere: BIGYUKI Releases Stunning New Visuals For “Red Pill Blue Pill”"

Keyboardist BIGYUKI steps out into the forefront in this stunning new video for his original tune, “Red Pill Blue Pill” off his latest release Greek Fire out digitally Oct. 23rd. Shot and mixed by the forward-thinking folks at HighBreedMusic, “Red Pill Blue Pill” is a close-up look during BIGYUKI’s recent performance at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge. Rocking alongside him are Daru Jones on the set and guitarist Randy Runyon — both of whom share composition credits in “Red Pill Blue Pill.” Why is there no bass player you ask? Well, BIGYUKI is also one of the baddest key-bassists alive. His left-hand equals enough dexterity to provide the band with countless theories on the low end. Just like the title suggests, the song gives listeners two contrasting moods that proposes characteristics between choice and the fateful consequence that follows. As Morpheus said to Neo in the Matrix, “This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill — the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill — you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.” Choose wisely they say. - REVIVE-MUSIC


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

Photos

Bio

BigYuki is NYC's musical secret weapon. 

Supported by Grammy Award winning drummer Daru Jones (Jack White, Talib Kweli, Kim Burrell, Esperanza Spalding) and emerging guitarist Randy Runyon (The Karma Exchange, Bilal, Jennah Bell), it is hard to believe that music this big is created by a trio. 

BigYuki's extensive vocabulary fuels his ability to create hit sounds, attracting the attention of so many artists including several Grammy Award-winning and nominated personalities including QTip, Bilal, Talib Kweli, Harvey Mason, Marcus Strickland, Mark Giuliana, and Me'Shell Ndegeocello. 

Band Members