‘The Weight’ , written and performed by Gabriel Piers-Mantell, is a fiendish tune inspired by the broken beat sampling of legendary hip-hop producer J Dilla. This is the second of a series of incredible performances for our exclusive Sound Technology Sessions by a group of three extraordinary musicians: keyboard player Gabriel Piers-Mantell (Ward Thomas, Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges, Gregory Porter, Mr Jukes, The London Community Gospel Choir), drummer Freddy Sheed (Lily Allen, The 1975, Take That, Leona Lewis), and bass player Diego Rodriguez (Dionne Warwick, Michael Bublé, James Arthur, All Saints, Beverley Knight).
Brought to you by Sound Technology Ltd, one of the UK’s leading distributors of musical instruments, this series is designed to showcase incredible live music from amazing musicians who use our instruments.
Gabriel plays a Nord Stage 3.
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The live session was recorded in our demo facility using a Soundcraft Ui24R digital mixer/multi-track recorder and exclusively AKG microphones.
With huge thanks to Gabriel, Freddy and Diego!
nord, session, gabriel piers mantell, diego reodriguez, freddy sheed
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