Shuj Roswell is the latest musical creation of Denver’s own, Mark A. Cooley. Releasing his debut album, Flying High Above The World, on Michal Menert’s Super Best Records label in 2015, he carefully curates vinyl samples of 60’s and 70’s funk and soul as well as obscure movie soundtracks to use as a foundation for his production. Fusing traditional sample based hip-hop with warm analog synthesis and hard hitting beats sets the table for a sound Mark has come to call, Funktronadelic.
Mark is accompanied on stage by drummer, Eric Imbrosciano. Eric comes from a hip-hop, funk, and jazz background originated from his early years gigging in the New York music scene. He injects a whole new vibe into the Shuj Roswell sound from laid back hip-hop grooves to drum & bass breaks. Eric also performs with the four-piece funk ensemble, Jaden Carlson Band and the jazz-fusion quartet, Space Orphan.
In addition to his drummer Eric, the live band consists of Sarah Mount on saxophone and Matt Wilkolak on trumpet. Emcee, J. Shook, holds down the mic.
Shuj Roswell has performed along side the following artists: Michal Menert, Break Science, Exmag, Thriftworks, Daily Bread, Blockhead, Adam Deitch, Borahm Lee, Chris Karns, Birocratic, Alvin Ford Jr, Russ Liquid Test, The Werks, Paul Basic, Tnertle, Maddy O’Neil, Kevin Donohue (Sunsquabi), Mux Mool, Mark Farina, David Murphy (STS9), Marvel Years, Mimosa, Lucid Vision, Nosaj Thing, Funkstatik, and Analog Son among others.