Welcome to the dual natures that exist within the SKIP&DIE universe; filled with cosmic psychedelia, metamorphic body shaking, socio-political undertones and an infinite opposition to the status quo. Their debut album “Riots in the Jungle” was recorded on a transdisciplinary trip through South Africa (lead singer Cata.Pirata’s homeland) and then finalized in the electronic valhalla of Amsterdam. The group consists of Jori Collignon on keys and FX, artist & vocalist Catarina Aimée Dahms aka Cata.Pirata, Gino Bombrini on percussion/guitar and Daniel Rose on sitar/guitar/saz. Genre-blending ...
... and an extensive world tour 2015
After setting stages on fire around the planet during their successful two-year Riots In The Jungle tour, pan-tropical future bass band SKIP&DIE are back with an exhilarating new album, entitled “COSMIC SERPENTS” - luring their audiences into a landscape somewhere between paradise, the apocalypse and beyond.
With its re-imagining of global music, irresistible rhythms and beats, acoustic instruments, field recordings and spacey synths, SKIP&DIE’s upcoming album, “COSMIC SERPENTS”, reveals a poetic sonic collage that toys with ideas of transient life, looming death, and the notion that our collective DNA coils throughout eternity like a cosmic serpent.
Set for release March 2015, the new album was written and recorded in Brazil, Egypt, Argentina, Colombia, La Reunion island, South Africa, Portugal and the Netherlands. It incorporates a rich variety of musical styles (from digital cumbia, creole maloya, brazilian rasterinha and electro chaabi - to dub, footwork and psychedelic rock) which have been inventively merged into an intimately layered SKIP&DIE universe.
SKIP&DIE consist of South African songwriter, vocalist and visual artist Catarina Aimée Dahms aka Cata.Pirata, producer Jori Collignon on keys and FX, Gino Bombrini on percussion & guitar and Daniel Rose on guitar and other string instruments. They are joined on "COSMIC SERPENTS" by a handful of exciting guests from around the globe.
The first single and video is the title track, “Cosmic Serpents”, scheduled for release this December.
The dates for the first leg of their COSMIC SERPENTS World Tour are:
16 Jan 2015 Eurosonic, Groningen, Netherlands
17 Jan 2015 Noorderslag Oosterpoort Groningen, Netherlands
06 Mar 2015 Where The Wild Things Are, Zeewolde, Netherlands
31 Mar 2015 La Lune des Pirates, Amiens, France
01 Apr 2015 Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France
02 Apr 2015 Le 106, Rouen, France
03 Apr 2015 L'UBU, Rennes, France
04 Apr 2015 Festival Chorus / La Défense, Paris
07 Apr 2015 La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
08 Apr 2015 Stereolux, Nantes, France
09 Apr 2015 Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, France
10 Apr 2015 Bikini, Toulouse, France
11 Apr 2015 La Belle Electrique, Grenoble, France
14 Apr 2015 Ampere, Munich, Germany
15 Apr 2015 Club Stereo, Nuremberg, Germany
16 Apr 2015 Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld Cologne, Germany
17 Apr 2015 Privatclub, Berlin, Germany
18 Apr 2015 Molotow, Hamburg, Germany
22 Apr 2015 Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, Netherlands
23 Apr 2015 Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands
24 Apr 2015 ABclub, Brussels, Belgium
29 Apr 2015 Pandora - Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, Nederland
30 Apr 2015 Vina Rock, Villarrobledo, Spain
07 May 2015 VERA, Groningen, The Netherlands
and many more to come!