Barry Can't Swim


Thu, Oct 17, 2024



Barry Can't Swim

Barry Can’t Swim is a bold, colourful, impetuous voice in electronic music. Across a flurry of vital, cutting-edge tracks he’s been able to blend club sounds with organic aspects, an outer-national approach that fuses house with afrobeat productions and jazz. From his breakout EP ‘Amor Fati’ to debut album ‘When Will We Land?’ (2023) or the latest breakout club banger ‘Kimbara’, the producer has darted from style to style, all held together by that gleefully infectious approach.

Real name Joshua Mainnie, the Edinburgh-born artist was introduced to the piano at age nine. From keys, Mainnie moved to guitar and drums in his teens, playing in bands with mates and writing songs in his bedroom. As a student, club culture and electronic music entered his life. These days, Barry Can’t Swim is a globally recognised for his organic dance music, encompassing sounds and energy from all around the world. Mainnie’s jazzy piano solos have become iconic, and his unique style of flipping samples into modern club bangers is blazing quite the trail. Bringing the music to life, Barry Can’t Swim’s Live show makes him return to his roots as a musician, with drums and guitar on stage.

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