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Genome / Press

“This Chicago-based combo fuses funk, jazz, psychedelia, and electronic music to create a unique sound that is at once all of the above and none of the above. A blend of acoustic and electronic instruments, these guys reference everything from DJ and rave culture to world music. It’s not all out-of-this-world record collector paradise, though — they’ve even been known to put their own spin on pop hits like Blondie’s “Rapture.””

“Since it’s a Chicago jamtronica band, naturally Igor Voltchenko is a part of it. He’s the guitar chameleon, and blends into any jam-dance band with the perfect auditory hues. It also features a dual-headed horn monster of Xavier Galdon on trombone and Kyle Madson on saxophone (and flute) to add a rich & dynamic dimension to the sound. Simply put, this band is energetic, forward-moving pure jamtronica. Galdon (on an Ableton) and Asif Wilson (on a Moog Voyager) brought that space traveling energy with their electro sounds while Drew Littel got nasty on the electric drum paddles. Together they created an tight & spacey ball of sound that danced upon the strong basslines of Patrick Dinnen. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but there was something I really enjoyed about his style & tone. It came through as strong as any bass guitar I’ve heard in jamtronic music. These guys whipped up a dance storm and pushed the edges of their set to the max.”

“Rolling six deep, Genome blended instrumental and electronic sounds including the saxophone and trombone. Horns are always and forever a welcomed sound in this city, especially when it comes to a funk track. And that’s exactly what they started with. Between Patrick Dinnen’s slamming bass sound and Kyle Madsen’s sax, the opening track was the unky in funky. Their next track took a sharp turn into the reggae realm, giving everyone a chance to catch their breath. They nailed that classic dub sound with echoing guitar and simple organ melodies. The first two tracks were the most impressive, showing their young talent off. This band has so much potential and the direction they are going is a positive one.”

“They’re from Chicago and they bring a lot more to the table than just a cool name.”

"These guys whipped up a dance storm and pushed the edges of their set to the max."

"Simply put, this band is energetic, forward-moving pure jamtronica"