Hybrid Jazz Monsters in Thijsenterprise’s ‘Another Digital Handshake’ Animated Video

Hybrid Jazz Monsters in Thijsenterprise’s ‘Another Digital Handshake’ Animated Video

“Another Digital Handshake” is arguably the heaviest track off the Lahringen LP by Dutch beatmaker-slash-saxophonist Thijsenterprise. This new animated video features a hybrid jazz monster (kudos if you recognize all three record sleeves this figure was made of), and includes nods to the likes of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Lounge Lizards, James Chance & Dutch jazz pioneer Han Bennink.

“The bassline gives me so many opportunities as a sax player,” says Reinier Thijs a.k.a. Thijsenterprise. “It takes me in any direction: from the role of a free-jazz saxophonist on the loose to a traditional funk musician who plays a repetitive melody to hum. Or, in this case, to shout along. In that sense, it has a jazz element to it, where any version can come out. Although for now, I stick to this album version. It definitely has balls of steel.”

The album version of “Another Digital Handshake” exemplifies the rough clash of jazz, hip-hop production, grooves, and a punk ethos on his recent Lahringen LP, released through The Find-founded label Rucksack Records.

Just an ordinary guy always on the hunt for extraordinary music. Not just as the founder of The Find Magazine & Rucksack Records, but also as a freelance music journalist and—above all—out of love for all kinds of good music.