Smokey Joe & The Kid present their first release LP “Nasty Tricks” on French record label Banzaï Lab. A dangerously efficient mix of hip hop, electro and old Swing, that even 2Pac and Al Capone couldn’t say no to… In this project, Smokey Joe and The Kid, transport us back in time gangsters run streets of 1930’s Chicago. After a 1st EP released in June 2012 and of which 2 tracks been on Beatport HipHop Top 100 during 3 months, the duet comes back in March 2013 to confirm that try with their 1st LP “Nasty Tricks”. Great collaborations enhance that first opus: Puppetmastaz, R-Wan (Java), Lateef the Truthspeaker, Nomadic Massive, Youthstar (Chinese Man), Random Recipe, Sugaray.
These two Bordeaux-born beatmakers mix electronic-infused hip-hop with the groove and melodies of 1930’s swing. Percussion solos played with scratches, beats, and melodies banged out on the MPC, everything is performed live, often incorporating guitars, brass sections, and drum sets. Currently the duo released their second album, ‘Running to the Moon’ in 2016, featuring the voices of Ua Tea, Blake Worrell, ASM among others.