Hailing from Aarhus, Denmark, Athletic Progression is an instrumental trio (Drums, Bass and Keys) rooted in Hip Hop and Jazz. The band consists of Jonas Cook (Keys), Jonathan J. Ludvigsen (Drums) & Justo Gambula (Bass). While the three young Danes are openly influenced by artists such as Herbie Hancock, Yussef Kamaal, and Flying Lotus, they have a sound completely of their own, instantly recognisable and insanely catchy.
Since making their debut in 2016, the band has quickly become one of the most hyped new Danish bands. Going from strength to strength in 2018, they played Reeperbahn Festival in Hamborg, Pizza Express in London, and Eurosonic in Amsterdam. In Denmark, they played a sold out show at the legendary Jazz venue Montmartre in Copenhagen, and made an appearance at the nationally televised Danish Jazz radio station P8’s JazzAlive.
Athletic Progression’s debut EP Dark Smoke was released through Super Bad Disco/HHV Records in late January 2019.