Based in Leeds, Fold are a live downtempo / trip-hop 4 piece consisting of founder Seth Mowshowitz on synths & samples, Kane Rattray on drums, Ben Walsh on bass and Josh Gardziel on guitar. They integrate speech into music in experimental ways in order to reflect some of the more difficult truths of the world. The message carried in all of their music is based on a fundamental belief that equal societies are better for everyone.
Originally from New York Seth is a veteran of the NYC trip hop & downtempo scenes of the late 90s & early 00s. His debut album under former guise Mujaji was released to critical acclaim in 2001 on the same label as DJ Krush & DJ Cam’s US debuts. Following the demise of label Shadow Records Mujaji migrated to a then fledgling, Brooklyn based downtempo label Bastard Jazz Recordings for a few years – touring and releasing original tracks & remixes on wax.
In 2003 Seth moved across the pond to London and after a few years took a hiatus to start a family, returning to the music world with the idea for Fold in early 2009. Having moved to Leeds in September 2011 he immediately embraced the rich local music scene and before long hooked up with Kane, Ben & Josh to form the current line-up. These three West Yorkshire lads have been playing together for over a decade and are no strangers to swirling masses of delicious psychadelic noise with funky, driving backing beats.
Fold support organisations dedicated to bringing about global equality including the Tax Justice Network, Kiva and The Equality Trust. Fold’s latest single Mr President, We’re In Trouble (ft. Jimmy Carter) is out now on limited red 7″ vinyl & digital download. 75% of profits from digital sales will go to the Equality Trust.