Watch Yussef Dayes’ Radiant Live Video Of ‘Tioga Pass’ Ft. Rocco Palladino
Yussef Dayes has shared a radiant live-performance music video of Tioga Pass feat. Rocco Palladino, filmed in the Malibu mountains, backed by a hazy, golden-hour sunset. You can watch it below.
Tioga Pass also features on critically lauded album Black Classical Music which is available to steam and buy now, released via the revered Brownswood Recordings, Warners and Yussef’s own label Cashmere Thoughts.
The album has received key support from the likes of The Guardian, Rolling Stone UK, Wonderland, Clash, Dazed and The Face, alongside significant worldwide radio support, including a Maida Vale Session with Mary Anne Hobbs, 6Music playlist inclusion, an Album Mode feature with Benji B.
Black Classical Music has graced the airwaves with over 2200 plays across 30 countries plays across the following stations – BBC Radio 1, BBC 1XTRA, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio London, BBC Radio 3, NTS, Jazz FM, Worldwide FM, Radio Nova, Radio Primavera, KCRW, KEXP, Double J, Triple J, J-WAVE and many more.
Black Classical Music is Dayes’ 19 track debut opus. At every turn, Dayes’ distinctive drum licks and Rocco Palladino’s bass are the sturdy anchors; aided by Charlie Stacey (keys/synths), Venna (saxophone), Alexander Bourt (percussion), and a whole host of honourable features including: Chronixx, Masego, Jamilah Barry, Tom Misch, Elijah Fox, Shabaka Hutchings, Miles James, Sheila Maurice Grey, Nathaniel Cross, Theon Cross and the Chineke! Orchestra, the first professional orchestra in Europe to be made up of majority Black and ethnically diverse musicians.
The first single and title track Black Classical Music ft. Venna and Charlie Stacey was an incredible opening statement and entry point to this new chapter, accompanied by a video directed by longtime collaborator Barka, who also designed the album artwork. The next piece of the puzzle to be shared was “Rust” featuring long-time friend and collaborator Tom Misch, a welcomed meeting of minds between the two musical stalwarts.
Marching Band and Tioga Pass followed, the former featuring vocal and instrumental contributions from esteemed Jamaican-American singer Masego and the later featuring Bass-virtuoso Rocco Palladino. The penultimate single to be shared from the album was the evocative and heartfelt track The Light featuring voice notes from Yussef’s infant daughter Bahia Dayes. The final single, shared yesterday was “Pon Di Plaza” featuring Grammy nominated Jamaican singer and prolific collaborator Chronixx, famed for his works alongside Joey Badass, Major Lazer and more.
Dayes’ conveys the album in his own words: “My debut album and an art piece that has been in the works since the beginning. Feelings of love, healing, grief, inspiration, more life, unity, groove, spirit and travels…This album is the embodiment of my life to this point. For everyone that has supported my art or is discovering my music now, I am grateful to be able to share this with you. Thank you to my team and all of the collaborators for helping me bring this vision to life.”