We’re prepping for some 2019 live gigs. First up – Symphony Space NYC in February.
Pablo and I stopped by WFMU for The Duane Train with DJ Duane Harriott to talk Gamma Ray Jones, 70s cop shows and our 2018 output both as The Du-Rites and individually outside the fold.
Listen to the show here. We come in at the 01:01:00 mark if you want to skip to it.
Heres a brand new mini-documentrary about The Du-Rites and the making of our new album, Gamma Ray Jones! And our adulation for the great TV detective shows of the 1960s-’80s. Pablo and I hope you enjoy it! If cinematic instrumental funk is your thang, give it a whirl. Directed by Dylan Hundley.
To buy or stream the album, go to: hyperurl.co/gamma
We done it! Album #3 is out officially everywhere today. Bandcamp (for vinyl), Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, Soundcloud…take your pick on this directory page and dig in! Also available on Amazon, Tidal, at your favorite mom and pop retailer and more.
Min-documentary coming soon. Till then, brougham to the music.
So my group The Du-Rites’ upcoming third LP, Gamma Ray Jones, is…you ready?…the soundtrack to a lost television detective series from 1972! Think Mannix meets Superfly, but low budget, campy and far too violent for prime time television at the time it was created. The pilot for the show was filmed, but shelved by NBC before it’s scheduled air date and was never assigned a composer for the musical side. So when the original film reels were recently discovered, Pablo and I were approached about scoring the show with our Du-Rites brand of cinematic funk! The pilot episode of this lost TV show was originally titled, “Get This Turkey Outta Here!” And it still is. Dig the trailer!
A Premiere of a Gamma Ray Jones Outtake!
For every album we’ve made, there’s a song we can’t get wrapped up in time for mastering for one reason or another. In 2016 it was “Moving To The Moon,” last year it was “Du-Matic!” and this year it’s “Don’t Call Me Me Pedro.” Dig it! “Don’t Call Me Pedro” is a brougham-tactic Du-Rites spin on the classic orchestral Blaxploitation sound. No plans for vinyl release, so download/stream it for something new to roll to until the release of Gamma Ray Jones in November!
In anticipation of The Du-Rites third album (Gamma Ray Jones), I did an interview with DJ Skeme Richards for Hot Peas and Butta about scoring music for ’70s cop shows and my love for the great TV sleuths and private detectives of the ’60s and ’70s. Mannix, Cannon, Columbo, Ironside, Mod Squad, Harry O, Banacek, McCloud, Dan August…you know the deal. Read a bit about the album, the process and my deep TV sleuth knowledge!