Earl Scioneaux lives a duo life. By day, he's a recording engineer for Preservation Hall in New Orleans and works with a trad-jazz ensemble. Sounds of classic New Orleans pervade his everyday life and creative reach.
However, when the call of modern music fusion reaches his senses, Scioneaux becomes techno/electro artist and producer, Madd Wikkid - the maestro of Matrix styled music!
Though hardly a superhero of his craft, Scioneaux has combined the classic music genre of New Orleans with the fast and furious sounds of today's electronic sounds, for quite some time.
Culminating into his 2010 album “Electronola,” the brilliant hybrid was littered with local talent, well-reviewed and actually sounded quite cool.
Inspired by the legendary house/trance duo, Daft Punk, Scioneaux creates music using brass instrumentation, but digitized and synthesized to a sound not produced by any instrument invented after the middle part of the nineteenth century.
Scheduled to perform at the March 8th, Buku Music & Arts Project on Friday, March 8. Its Bassft Punk's second major foray into a more live audience appeal. The first was a live performance, last December at Preservation Hall.
In speaking about the evolution of his "identity," Scioneaux states, “Electronola was a project that brought the sounds of N.O. musicians into the realm of electronica. Brassft Punk is a project that brings electronic music into the realm of N.O. musicians.”
The past and future collide in a most entertaining way.
All in all, Scioneaux finds his musical adventure as a grand experiment and process of growth.
Noting that the Buku festival is focused mainly on tech centered music, hip-hop and machine-assisted dance-pop, he believes Brassft Punk is a good fit for the other "Devo" clones set to appear.
But, will his weapons of the past, refined for the future, be a match for the strong and powerful tech-master youths who will oppose him?
Will he fall? Will he rise victorious? Will anyone really care??
The answer is easy. Just keep an eye on the dance floor and wait for the cheers.
Brassft Punk plays the Buku Music & Art Project at Mardi Gras World Friday, March 8 and Hangout Fest 2013, in Gulf Shores, Ala., in mid-May. The Brassft Punk album is scheduled to be out in March 2013. Visit thebukuproject.com for detaiis.