The Michal Menert Big Band is a large scale undertaking of translating Menert’s catalogue into a fully orchestrated live performance. The core of the players comes from Washington’s leading funk ensemble, Snug Harbor. With the addition of Menert’s live drummer, AC Lao, the turntablism of Mikey Thunder, synth bass from Marcelo Moxy, as well as several guest appearances by Paul Basic on the synth drums, a string section, and vocals by Keeplove among others, this incarnation of electronic production done 100% live is a force of nature. Sonic Bloom marks the world premiere for the project, and will become a milestone in the way that sample based production is re-envisioned.