Heavy Color Heavy Color

Heavy Color is a future beat / psych jazz duo based out of Toledo Ohio. Comprised of Benjamin Cohen (Fender Rhodes, Guitars, Electronics) and Sam Woldenberg (Drums/Percussion, Electronics). Combining a soulful electronic haziness with the organic textures of African and Latin percussion-centric music, their influences range from Weather Report and Sun Ra to contemporary electronic beat music, and experimental pop psychedelia. In May of 2015, they travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo to work with local musicians on a collaborative record which is forthcoming. Heavy Color often performs live with a revolving cast of Vocalists, Horn Players and Visual Artists and utilizes synchronized projections to create a visceral and interactive audio/visual experience.

For Booking

Press or Potential Collaborations - email heavycolorheavycolor@gmail.com

Upcoming Shows

  • Sunday July 26th Bozarts // The Farm // Toledo
  • Friday July 31st // Farm Block Fest //
  • Friday Aug 7th // The Workshop Brewing Company // Traverse City
  • Sunday Aug 16th // The Old Miami // Detroit
  • November 5th // Toledo Museum of Art

Previous Shows

  • Oct 17th with Black Milk // Frankies // Toledo
  • Oct 31 // House Party // Bowling Green
  • Nov 1st // Record Release! // The Ottawa Tavern // Toledo
  • Nov 2nd // Northern Lights Lounge // Detroit
  • Nov 8th // at Blunted Beats 3 // The Whistler // Chicago
  • Nov 9th with Kiings and Young Holidays // Public House // Milwaukee
  • Nov 11th // Gaslight // Lawrence KS
  • Nov 30th // Rhinocerpolis // Denver CO
  • Dec 3rd // Neurolux // Boise ID
  • Dec 5th // w. Airport, Brainfruit and Circuit Vine // Waides // Seattle
  • Dec 8th // Habesha Lounge // w. Black People Y'all // Portland
  • Dec 12th // w. Split Screens, Dandellion War // Milk Bar // San Fran
  • Dec 14th // Sol Collective // Sacramento CA
  • Dec 23rd // Culture Remixed // LA
  • Dec 27th // Phoenix AZ // Phx Family Fun Fest
  • Jan 3rd // San Antonio // with Creatura (details tba)
  • Jan 4th // Austin TX // Details TBA
  • Jan 23rd //with Ras G, Diverse and The Difference Machine @ the Left Field Experiment// Atlanta GA //
  • Jan 31st // Nublu w.Brooklyn Gypsies // NYC
  • March 21st // with EDAN // Toledo
  • May 31 // with RADIUS(chi) and Pastel Arsenal(det) July 17th with HeavyColor(DJ) w. WhattheBleep at DEXTERS(Toledo)
  • July 18th NUNCA DURMA Shapeshifter Release Show with Pastel Arsenal, Jaws that Bite and Nunca Durma @ New Dodge Lounge
  • July 19th Toledo Soundtrek Festival 11pm @ OT
  • Aug 7th New Way Bar with Deastro(dJ) Young Punk Pastel Arsenal // Ferndale)
  • Aug 8th Interstellar Beats with Beyond Luck // Door#3 // Chicago
  • Aug 11th Push Beats Weekly @ Rodan // Chicago
  • Oct 3rd // Space Jam // OT(toledo)//(DJSET)
  • Oct 16th // Toledo Museum of Art // Heavy Listening Party (DJSET)
  • Oct 24th // Exploded Drawing // Chicago // Details soon
  • Oct 25th // w. Black Milk // Toledo
  • Nov 7th // New `American Color Opening // Toledo
  • Nov 8th Lamplight Fest (Grand Rapids) Details TBA
  • Nov 21st // Detroit // details TBA
  • Nov 28th Asheville NC with Panther God and Mono/Poly
  • Nov 29th Atlanta with Panther God and Mono/Poly
  • GRAND RAPIDS // JAN 23RD [venue change] HEAVY COLOR, hi-ker, and Darkly at Skragghole
  • TOLEDO // JAN 24TH SPACE JAM 2 // FEAT HEAVY COLOR @ THE OTTAWA TAVERN
  • CHICAGO // JAN 30TH MULTIKULTI (LOFT PARTY - CONTACT FOR DETAILS)
  • CHICAGO // JAN 31ST Door No. 3 FOR INSTERSTELLAR BEATS ////

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HEAVY WEATHER FEATURING YUSUF LATEEF ON THE YOUNG HEAVY SOULS 2014 BEAT COMPILATION //

Just finished a remix for PANTHER GOD for his GOLDEN CHANGES REMIX ALBUM /// Check him out here

Heavy Color was just featured on Vol 80 of the always dope Beat Team Supreme Weekly Mix // Check it out here

New cassettes and physical CDS are available at any of the upcoming shows or by sending an email to heavycolorheavycolor@gmail.com or it is available on itunes or the bandcamp... >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>