Ink Project are a Brighton/Bristol/Barcelona-based live electronic/soul collective run by multi-instrumentalist/producer Jez Lloyd. After starting the group in his hometown of London and enlisting the vocal talents of Melanie Dymond, he released Ink Project’s debut album ‘Inside The Sun’ via the Blind Colour imprint in December 2011, along with remixes from the likes of Gang Colours (Brownswood) and Memotone(Black Acre). The album attracted a lot of attention and featured heavily across the blogosphere as well as gaining radioplay from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Nemone, Don Letts, NME Radio, Red Bull Music Academy and The British Council’s Selector Show.
In August 2012, Ink Project continued to build momentum by releasing a unique cover version and video of the famous Blondie classic ‘Rapture’ (receiving over 25,000 Youtube views so far and growing daily) – followed by ‘Keep Passing By’ and ‘Lost At Sea’ in 2013/14.
Jez then started developing the Blind Colour roster by signing the hugely talented Nate Connelly and Rounds. In 2015, Ink Project returned with the release of new single ‘Runaway Ritual’ featuring the vocals of FiFi Rong (who has previously collaborated and toured with Tricky) and remixes from Submotion Orchestra’s Ruckspin (Ninja Tune/Counter), Nate Connelly (Blind Colour) and Seahawks (Lo Recordings).
Since 2012, Ink Project have also gigged and toured across Europe at various venues in Austria and Slovakia, the Sonar Festival and Groove Control party in Barcelona/Spain, the Jazz Refound Festival in Milan/Italy (supporting Dorian Concept and Afrika Bambaata – curated by Ninja Tune), Cargo, The Social, the Notting Hill Arts Club in London/UK and landed UK tour support slots with Sorceress (New Zealand) and the legendary Dreadzone.
Following reviews in the likes of The 405, XLR8R, Dummy and many more, their highly-anticipated second album ‘Satellite On’ was released on Blind Colour in March 2016 and features new Trinidadian vocalist Coreysan with further guest appearances from Melanie Dymond and FiFi Rong.
Ink Project’s current live show features an intoxicating, modern mix of live beats, bass, keyboard, fx, theremin, DJying and vocals!