Beat Boxer, rapper, DJ, singer present for more than fifteen years on the French scene, Sly Johnson is an artist in perpetual evolution.
Sly Johnson, the urban autodidact ex-member of the essential SAIAN SUPA CREW, pure fruit of Hip-Hop, he will not cease to surprise us with his development and his musical openness. Sly was born in Paris in 74, he lived with his father who very early on passed on to him a boundless passion for music. Sly then developed a special connection with music and sounds during his childhood. Alternately MC, beatboxer, and singer with a Soul, Funk or Jazz soul, his vocal abilities are endless, which allows him to share the stage with high-flying artists such as Erik Truffaz, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Camille, Roy Hargrove, AYO, Mathilda May … With her voice for only instrument, or accompanied by his musicians Anthony Jambon (guitar) & Laurent Salzard (bass) Sly explores the heart of music in a very organic way, and you can feel it right from the start that the man-artist is on stage!
– NEWS –
Album paru le 17 septembre 2021 chez
Lying Lions Productions (Dist. L’Autre Distribution)
En concert au Trianon (Paris) le 4 novembre 2022 !
“ A groove and a unique voice. “Multi-talented artist, present for more than 20 years on the French scene, Sly Johnson has been constantly evolving since his first solo album “74” released in 2010. Self-taught, pure fruit of HIP-HOP culture, ex-member of the essential SAIAN SUPA CREW, Sly surprises with its development and its musical openness.
Born in Paris in 74, he lived with his father who, very early on, transmitted to him his absolute passion for music. Sly then developed a curiosity and a deep connection for sound, from his childhood. Alternately MC, Human-Beatboxer and singer with a Soul, Funk or Jazz soul, his infinite vocal abilities lead him to share the stage with high-flying artists such as Erik Truffaz, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jacky Terrasson, Camille , Roy Hargrove, Slum Village, AYO, Oxmo Puccino, Georgia Ann Muldrow, Dudley Perkins… until working with the director Mathilda May for the show “ECHOS”. 55.4 – LP This fourth album, synonymous with artistic and creative autonomy, was born during the 55 days of the first COVID-19 confinement in 2020, hence its title “55.4”. This new opus, composed, written, produced and directed for the first time by Sly Johnson is the synthesis of the richness of his influences. This album in Soul and HIP-HOP color, offers a mix of powerful, sensual and sensitive rhythms where the importance of being at peace with oneself (E.N.E.), the teeming absurdity around us as well as the evils of this world (Bullshit), love (Be My Lady), the desire to feel alive (Alive) are sung to us. 55.4 – LIVE A groove and a unique voice! Man-orchestra and virtuoso with his only voice, the artist Sly Johnson who carries within his voice a deep and piercing Soul finds himself today on stage at the crossroads of a Hip-Hop Jazzy, Smooth but always punctuated by a infinitely Funky groove which unfolds thanks to the Beatbox which he masters and enriches thanks to his astounding vocal technique. It is a journey to the heart of his passions, to the heart of music and emotions. A musical trance, created by its very bare percussive rhythms offering space for the flow of airy notes played by prodigy guitarist Anthony Jambon and the penetrating sound of incredible bassist Laurent Salzard, both of which accompany Sly with musicality. awesome instinct. A (Neo) Soul between sky and earth, refined, organic, intoxicating and deep that reconnects us with ourselves.
– LINE-UP –
Sly JOHNSON (chant)
Anthony JAMBON (Guitare)
Laurent SALZARD (Basse)