20syl (pronounced “vinsil” – from his first name Sylvain) is a beatmaker/producer, DJ and MC from Nantes, France. Besides pursuing a solo-career, he takes part in a lot of projects, with the acoustic hip-hop / nujazz group Hocus Pocus (MC and producer/mastermind) and 2003-2006 DMC World Team winners C2C(one out of four DJs) being most prominent. He is known for his heavy jazz/soul/funk influence.
Following the release of his album Motifs last week comes the official music video for “Kodama”, the first song off the album. The video is a unique take, supplying us a view into the technical production of the track and coupling it with skillful editing. We’re also given a glimpse into just how many instruments and sounds go into a track like “Kodama.” I think this speaks to the artistry of 20syl’s creations just as much as it contributes to the video. Check it out below and be sure to check out more of his work with C2C if you enjoy his sound.