Pomrad a.k.a. Adriaan Van de Velde has lots of Funk in his colorful trickster bag. Just check out the title track “Knights” off his album: its beats chug like the wheels of a locomotive and electrifying synth solos guarantee the best brain freeze you’ve ever felt. He could be your favorite producers, favorite producer with Lefto & Mr. Carmack among his fans.
His debut album “Knights”, a collection of razor sharp keyboard licks, phat electro grooves and thick funk, following up on his EP release, which received radio support from MistaJam (BBC Radio1), Alex Nut (Rinse FM) & Lefto (Studio Brussels). British tastemaker Gilles Peterson included one of Pomrad’s tracks on one of the influential Brownswood Electric compilations. Future funk heroes Teeko & B.Bravo did the same for their second Tempo Dreams compilation.
Now, Knights exceeds these expectations and transcends the aforementioned comparisons, taking a leap into the unknown. Pomrad clearly has found his own voice. Because, yeah, there’s postmodern retrofunk behind ‘City lights’ (a true gem!) and ‘Rush Hour’ & also, you’ll find a couple of talented soul singers hiding inside Pomrad’s cotton candy fantasies. Like Belgium’s blue eyed soulstress Selah Sue or Sylvie Kreusch of indie darlings Soldier’s Heart.
You want some cosmic funk, Herbie Hancock style? You got it. Need some of that Hudson Mohawke-ish beat madness? Or the kind of talkbox vibes that Zapp was known for in the eighties? The Pomrad experience includes them all.