75 Dollar Bill was formed in 2012 in New York City by percussionist Rick Brown and guitarist Che Chen, who together create placeless, gripping grooves.
Played on a deeply resonant plywood crate, Brown’s earthy, elemental rhythms are the bedrock for Chen’s ecstatic, modal guitar style. The duo’s electric, richly patterned music can shape shift from joyful dance tunes to slowly changing trance minimalism. The result is a blurred hybrid that utilises the modal traditions of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, alongside early electric blues, Sun Ra’s space chords and the minimalist and No Wave histories of their hometown, New York City.
“They preside over a contemporary swirl of mantric psychedelia made with down-to-earth material tactility.”
– The Guardian