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.