TIGERMOTH - GUNG FU LP Hydrofunk Records. Dope new LP from Brisbane's Tim... ex SHIN Ki ROW and a great beatsmaker. This is heavy in asian vibes... Hydrofunk recording artist Tigermoth is excited to be back with a brand-new single ‘The Phantom’, set for release on Friday August 3. ‘The Phantom’ is the first single from Tigermoth’s LP ‘Gung Fu’ (released on Hydrofunk/Keep the Feel Entertainment distributed by Alphapup).
As with the album the ‘The Phantom’ video is a sampled collage of East meets West, that takes it cues from Tarantino ‘pulp’ as much as it does Hip Hop. Utilising some upbeat 70s Bollywood funk, and Zen Buddhist inspired narration, ‘The Phantom’ perfectly introduces the themes of ‘Gung Fu’ – evil and good, life and death, yin and yang, but carries its story through the lens of a comic book aesthetic, both entertaining and subversively enlightening.
Somewhere in the musical ether that connects arrays of genres, you’ll find Tigermoth floating through sounds, and feeding off different eras. A healthy dose of Electric Jazz, Boom Bap, psychadelica, world music, and LA beats, make up his musical diet. Born in the Chinese year of the Tiger, Tigermoth’s (a.k.a. Tim Paterson) beats take you on an aural journey. He is a multi-instrumentalist who chooses to express himself using turntables, samplers and FX. His intelligent mixing attests his abstract turntabilism, while his film background and jazz leanings allow him to compose sets that tell a story.
A prolific producer, Tigermoth has multiple solo releases, and is in high demand for his remix and soundtrack work. He has recorded, performed with and supported a vast array of artists including GZA (Wu-Tang Clan), DJ Krush, MF DOOM, Jon Wayne, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, Del the Funky Homosapien, Oh No, Kool Keith, EL-P, De La Soul, The Opus, Gaslamp Killer, and Cut Chemist.