December 14, 2021

Roots to Grooves – Chiiild

Welcome to our weekly podcast “Roots to Grooves”.
Each episode explores the music, life and careers of musical artists from their earliest beginnings through to their most recent releases.

This week musicians Jay Purcell and Jesse Quigley discuss the career and creative approaches of Canadian experimental soul band “Chiiild“.

Chiiild” is a Canadian experimental soul band led by singer/producer Yonatan Ayal (aka xSDTRK) and guitarist/producer “Pierre-Luc Rioux (aka PL).

Despite both hailing from Montréal, the duo didn’t meet until crossing paths in the LA music scene, at a time when Yonatan was forging a career as a producer/beat-maker and PL was doing the same as a producer/writer and session guitarist for numerous artists. Once the pair decided to collaborate it took a few years for the “Chiiild” sound to emerge, first experimenting with a fully “soul” sound and then making tracks with the intention that other singers would be featured on them. Finally Yonatan had a break-through, realizing that the only way his music would not get watered down was to become a singer himself and to write about personal subjects that resonated with him.

As usual, there is a lot more to know about the background and paths “Chiiild” have taken to get here, so check out this latest episode of Roots to Grooves where Jay and Jesse also spin a selection of their favorite tracks from “Chiiild“.

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