SR Featured Artist: Treehaus
Treehaus is the future-bass project of 22 year old Brooklyn-based producer, singer and pianist Josh Jacobson. Like most classically trained musicians, Jacobson presents a sense of melody, soul and layered progression that elevates Treehaus above the generic club-bangers that dominate a significant part of contemporary music.
Treehaus brings something modern, innovative and evocative to the table. Supplementing his incredible keyboard skills, the product of years of training, Treehaus infuses his tracks with sensual and powerful vocals. Taking a page out of James Blake’s book, his soaring falsetto is coupled seamlessly with colorful splashes of synth and percussion. When combined with the intricate and limpid segments of piano, the sounds of Treehaus transport you to a futuristic, high-tech, smoke-filled jazz club curated by the distant descendants of Billy Joel.
Treehaus’ new single “Underground” was recently noticed by the collective Moving Castle who featured the track as the intro to their newest compilation, Moving Castle Vol. 4. “Underground” is the most refined song Treehaus has released to date, drawing on influences like Wave Racer and artists on forward-thinking electronic music labels such as Soulection and HW&W. Moving Castle Vol. 4 also includes a collaboration between Treehaus and Hunt for the Breeze on the track “Awake.”
What elevates Treehaus above many of his peers are his live performances. The Treehaus Live Band features Andrew Marshall on drums and samples, Fitzreynold Cadet on synth bass, Rich Emery on guitar and of course Josh Jacobson on keys and vocals. Together, these talented musicians give Treehaus a modern and human pulse that reveals the possibilities of live electronic music. If you are in New York City, you can see them perform at Muchmore’s on April 2nd and Arlene’s Grocery on April 23rd. Check out more Treehaus below including his album Afterglow which was released at the end of last year, plus podcasts and more.