Irish multi-instrumentalist Abbacaxi (Thomas Garnett) has served a long and proper musical apprenticeship. Now he is stepping out on his own. He has a fresh and heartfelt sound that brings positive vibrations and good times. It draws on his love of jazz, funk and proper songwriting, harks back to a time when dance music was made by real musicians, but comes with very modern dynamics.
Abbacaxi contemplates the need for simplicity with his new single ‘More Than I Need’ which glides from funky 70s Disco to cool classic House.
“I wrote this track because I was getting tired of the unpredictability of certain things in my life, which had great value. Over time I started to feel that perhaps less is more. Maybe these things weren’t as important as I initially thought, and life could be just as good without them.”
Hailing inspiration from the wonky feel of old-school disco, Abbcaxi add’s simplistic liquid bass lines with a nod to artists of the 90s like St Germain and Laurent Garnier.
Abbacaxi is an intentional misspelling of the Portuguese word for pineapple. With that fruit’s sweet a A and juicy associations, and the extra ‘b’ a subtle nod to Abba’s sing-song disco sounds, you have a big hint at what to expect from Thomas’s music. Though his fun, effervescent character is reflected in his music, he is just as able to break your heart with his melancholic acoustic guitar and neo-soul vocals.
Musicians as versatile as Abbacaxi don’t come along too often, so strap in and enjoy the ride.
Mixed by Ross Fortune at The Love Nest
Mastered by Fergal Davis
Lost Decay – specialising in all things House, Electronica & everything in between