Stompy’s Playground are a twelve-piece ensemble melding the mind bending grooves of electronic dance music and an expansive orchestral sound world. With a line up ranging from harp, through full string section, to deep sub bass, their sound has been described as “beautiful”, “impressive”, and “ambitious”, with comparisons drawn to Toronto wonder-kids BadBadNotGood and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s Suite For Ma Dukes.
Built on longstanding musical relationships and a love for collaboration, Stompy’s Playground’s catalogue of subversive reworks and infectious originals joins stunning orchestral arrangements with deep rhythm section grooves to create a live show that consistently tears up dancefloors, and a polished studio sound to boot. With past collaborators including Slugabed, Dauwd, Luke Abbot, Kidkanevil, Daisuke Tanabe, Diane Charlemagne, and London Contemporary Voices, their sound sits at the cutting edge of electronic music.
With support from BBC Radio 2’s Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction's Nick Luscombe, FACT Magazine, Stamp The Wax, and Sound & Music, a vinyl release on Berlin’s Project Mooncircle, and gigs at Bestival, Boomtown Fair, Shambala, London’s Southbank Centre, Sofar Sounds, Union Chapel, The Jazz Café, and the ICA all firmly under their belts, 2019 is set to be a whirlwind year, with a tour of their ‘Nujabes Experience’ show and several unique collaborations set for recording and release.
Photo: Max Adelman
Mural: Dylan Doodleman