Japanese keyboardist and songwriter Masayuki Hirano is referred to in the industry as “NYC’s secret weapon.” He’s the musical equivalent of a savant linguist with a talent for all the vernaculars. Wild juxtapositions inhabit BIGYUKI’s performances: heavy beats laced with classical flourishes; techy low-end bleeps expressed through a heart-shaped sieve.
Best known for composing three cuts on A Tribe Called Quest’s most recent album and recently found on tour with Kamasi Washington, Masayuki is a heavily sought-after performer and composer with an infectious and beautifully weird palette of music. If you saw his Western Mass debut last year at Valley View Farm… well, then you know already. Joined by Randy Runyon on guitar and Tim “Smithsoneon” Smith on drums.