Innovative. Afro. Futuristic. Griots. Soul Science Lab (SSL), is a Brooklyn, NY based music and multimedia duo that translates stories into soul stirring sounds and dynamic visuals. SSL was formed by artist, educator and creative director, Chen Lo, and multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer, Asante’ Amin. With a focus on high quality, timeless music, SSL designs innovative arts education models and creates culturally responsive interactive experiences. In addition to international touring, SSL’s current projects include Chen Lo’s 2013 album Footprints, Amin’s 2014 album The Visitor: Alter Destiny, the orchestral, interactive documentary Soundtrack ‘63 and their newly released interactive album, Plan for Paradise.
Co-founder Chen Lo is a seasoned artist, educator and creative director. This visionary mind has toured the globe, performing and leading master classes with a number of cultural arts institutions, including Jazz at Lincoln Center on the Rhythym Road, the August Wilson Center, 651 ARTS and others. Chen Lo has also shared the stage with the likes of Common, Erykah Badu, KRS-ONE, A Tribe Called Quest, Xzibit and has worked with the legendary Last Poets. To date, he has recorded notable collaborations with K’Naan, Murs Jean Grae and Ryan Leslie. Co-founder Asante’ Amin is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer. Amin has shared the stage with several globally-renown artists, including Blitz the Ambassador, Ismael Kouyaté, GZA and others. A MetLife Meet the Composer award winner, Amin is a musical director ahead of his time.
Most recently, the duo was featured in TheRoot.com’s Black History Month series and VICE.com’s publication The Creators for their 360 degree video, “I Can’t Breathe.” With several performances under their belt in the last year, including Ghana festival Chale Wote, Sankofa.org’s Many Rivers to Cross Festival, BAM Café, 2017 SXSWedu closing party and at Lincoln Center Education, Soul Science Lab is currently performing music from their 2016 debut album Plan for Paradise at concerts and festivals nationwide. Offbeat Magazine calls Plan for Paradise “likely the most eclectic hip-hop record out this year.” To learn more about Soul Science Lab, visit www.soulsciencelab.com.