Prehistoric Rhythm

by MY BABY

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With their new album, the band aim to channel a primal awareness amidst hypnotic beats, shimmering soulful vocals and psychedelic riffs on the back of rootsy blues and dubbed out funk.
Daniel Johnston: "Over the past two or three decades’, electronic dance music has become a huge part of our culture. It’s hard to fathom just how many people connect and celebrate life by going to dance parties and raves. These gatherings are quite similar to tribal celebrations and rituals that have been around for thousands of years across all cultures in the world. The desire and need for those rituals remains and has become a fascination for us and we have made that trance-like hypnotic groove an essential part of our live performance, but it is also prevalent on a lot of the album. It's funny to think of it. Going back to prehistoric times, people dancing round a fire together! It's in our DNA."
MY BABY’s music has been influenced by the power of spiritual music (gospel and voodoo spirituals) and the entrancing hypnotic quality found in music accompanying shamanic rituals. The roots of these phenomena can be traced back thousands of years, so can the music. This 'tracing' has become an important part of the 'personal' vision of the band and is a central theme on the upcoming album 'Prehistoric Rhythm'. The band has delved into some of those rituals, some of which exist to this day, and reflect on how a lot of contemporary culture has inherited from the past, that its cultural activity stems from these ancient traditions.
First single “Love Dance” is an African inspired trance-like evocation of a tribal ritual involving the search for identity, love and spirituality. The protagonist is at peace after transcending the desire to feel complete through the presence and appeasement of others.
Joost van Dijck: "We recorded this album primarily on a ‘4-track ampex deck’ from the fifties. We wanted it to sound old so you feel as though you experience something not linked to the present, but rather like traveling through different era's"
With the release of their new album, MY BABY endeavours to take the audience on a shamanic influenced musical journey. And pose to develop a theatrical mythopoetic yet danceable form of music that can entice, uplift and engage the listener in a way that it allows us to discover something that resides within our collective consciousness just as the characters in the songs are forever searching for a heightened spiritual and primal awareness amongst the turmoil of our modern-day society.



The gospel inspired tune, “Make a Hundred", is a dub blues fable which follows an impetuous youth who has succumbed to a life of excess but soon feels that continuing such a disturbed path leaves her demoralized. She vows to change and bring her subversive nature to the fore by channelling her rebellion at the wrongs apparent in the world. She must learn to give a 100 % if she is to succeed.
MY BABY isn’t only evolving their sound and vision to a whole new level on the album, their live show has also been completely overhauled. The combination of light, visuals and music does so much more than just bring the album to life. "We try to ensure the audience's senses are captivated as we try to emulate something akin to a tribal celebration. It must tell a story where the audience becomes part of" - Cato van Dijck on the new live show

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released March 17, 2017

Al tracks written by MY BABY. Tracks 5, 9, 12,13 co-written by Mickey Smid, tracks 2 & 4 co-written by Marnix Dorrestein, track 11 co-written by Yvo Sprey.
Produced & Engineered by MY BABY, Kasper Frenkel, Mickey Smid en Moos Meijer. Engineered by Sam Wheat & Wouter Rentema

Recorded in Electric Monkey, Smusic Studio, Cracksound Studio in Amsterdam & Studio Lobbes

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MY BABY Amsterdam, The Netherlands

MY BABY comprises of Cato van Dyck, Daniel da Freez and Jost van Dyck. Raw Soulful Uncut vocals, GospelBlues Guitar, Haunting HeartBeats.

"My Baby's gonna ride,
there she goes thru the wild mountain thyme"
"When My Baby's gone,
she'll wear a crown of thorns
and weep and moan at the passersby"
Just listen to MY BABY cry..
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