Discovery: Brandon Mitchell

I was simply blown away by American jazz percussionist Brandon Mitchell’s experimental new track Broken Boxes.

By Graeme Smith

Broken Boxes is part conscientious hip-hop, part experimental instrumental piece, part performance poetry and none of this all at once. In fact, it achieves what the title suggests is its mission – it breaks out of any box I try to put it in.

Starting with a simple, hooky percussion melody, poetic verse from Danielle P. Williams joins in, telling a story of discovering freedom in one’s own skin. When you feel you’ve got the measure of the track, the poetry is placed aside and is replaced by rapped verse from Fake Cousin, delivering stream of conscious storytelling.

It really is an incredibly original track and one you must experience for yourself. Check out Broken Boxes below.