@Helixdown: Kairo (l) and Chad Joseph. Photo by Anne C. Ferguson
A lot of famous musicians have strong ties to Staten Island: Joan Baez, Christina Aguilera, Wu-Tang Clan, and Vernon Reid, to name a few. I expect that we’ll soon be adding HelixDown to that list.
According to the story he told at the BRC’s 25th Anniversary Party, Vernon Reid discovered that this duo lived a few doors down from him, and he’s been mentoring them ever since.
On first listen, HelixDown sounds like a hardcore band. But inside, there is a core of rhythm and melody and soulfulness that will, I think, go a long way to setting them apart. At the BRC event, the whole room was feeling ‘em. Check ‘em out.