Motown, Acid Jazz and Hip Hop, a mix of musical cultures to form the contemporary New Soul
From inception, Urban Process is a Jazz mainstream project set up in 2018 by Mat Mirol for live concerts in international hotels and luxury events.
In February/March 2020, after two concerts at the French Embassy in Brussels and at the Atomium (BGS group LNG congress), the group flew to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam for 15 performances scheduled at the 5 Star Equatorial hotel.
Back in Brussels, the Belgian saxophonist Arnaud Guichard joins the band and the vision of the project is redesigned; their musical identity develops and moves towards a more current Neo-soul sound.
They perform during the summer of 2020 for a dozen concerts in cafés concerts and restaurants, sometimes in the company of Aristide d'Agostino, a French trumpeter as a guest on certain dates.
They write songs during the year 2021 and are programmed in 6 festivals (Ganshoren en vacances, Arc action et recherches culturelles, festival live aux Blés, 3 jours en C'aout...). Then, performed in cafés concerts, weddings and private parties. The drummer Toine Cnockaert joined the band in February 2022.
Urban Process is therefore the Neo-Soul band composed of multi-skilled, dynamic, and passionate musicians, with a rich experience of the international stage, and who are always driven by the desire to share their sound with an audience without borders... Finally, Urban Process is the fusion of the artistic talents of :
- Mat Mirol: He is a French musician and producer, arranger, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music teacher. He has been recipient of several awards.
Arnaud Guichard : Musician and music teacher graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.
Toine Cnockaert : A Belgian instrumentalist, he obtained an Aggregate Diploma at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Brussels with great distinction. He is a music teacher.
Jacob Miller : Self-taught musician, he had his first musical experiences in his father's orchestra. He performed later on at several international festivals.
Adepts of Acid-Jazz, Motown sound and Hip Hop, it is in this lively mixture of cultures that Urban Process gets inspiration for a contemporary Neo-soul. Warm and smooth basses, Soul/Trap grooves, a resonant guitar with a Minneapolis sound, an eclectic Jazz and experimental saxophonist... on these lights travel two extraordinary lead vocals and shape a strong and sensitive identity.
Urban Process performs in Belgium, Europe and all over the world.Management & Booking : Artists Premium Sàrl