Had a blast talking about my favorite songs of all time on Let the Record Show Podcast. Out of the ten I chose, we got to seven of them. From the funk of Kool and the Gang and Slave; to the jazz drumming wizardry of the great Jack DeJohnette to the over the top rap bravado of Schoolly D, Tim Dog and Jheri Curl era Ice Cube, it’s a tour of my wide array of musical influences.
The Du-Rites on Bedroom Beethovens Podcast! This was a good chat. A lot of ground covered, including recording our new album during a pandemic with the world seemingly falling apart, Pablo’s unique history and how one bad SXSW show ended one career and started another for me.
Enjoy and our album ‘A Funky Bad Time’ drops November 13.
Pre-Order vinyl at thedurites.bandcamp.com
Podcast also on Spotify
and Apple Music
A live/rehearsal rendition of a tune from our upcoming ‘A Funky Bad Time’ LP. Pablo, me and as a bonus we have Bill Harvey adding some bass to a tune that has no bassline!
Pre-Order A Funky Bad Time here for vinyl and digital.
Album drops November 13 in all formats.
The Du-Rites fifth LP in five years drops November 13th on Bandcamp (vinyl, digital) and on all streaming sites worldwide, but the pre-order for the vinyl and digital begin today! A Funky Bad Time is just that – times may be bad in 2020, but it doesn’t mean they can’t be funky. And the badder times get, the funkier you have to be.
Pre-order the vinyl LP and/or digital download (which comes free if you order the vinyl anyway) here on our Bandcamp and get 4 of the 12 tunes plus one Bandcamp-only bonus track.
Between the launch of this pre-order and release day, we’ll be back with a music video, little rehearsal vignettes for the album and more! Stay tuned and thanks for your support. #afunkybadtime
Proud to be a part of this East Coast Affair True Colors LP that dropped on Friday. I played drums on two cuts (“Summer In Canarsie” & “America in 2020”). Proceeds from first 2 weeks sales go to a non-profit to put music in Baltimore public schools. Click here to check out/purchase the album on Bandcamp or below for the two tunes I played on.
In the age of Covid, the summer ain’t about much musically but a higher electric bill. But behind the scenes there’s some stuff happening. Most important, the completion and submission of The Du-Rites’ fifth LP, A Funky Bad Time, for manufacturing. 12 slices of pandemic-fueled, nasty funk. Album will be released in November. Pablo and I are both inspired and excited, which many musicians aren’t these days and understandably so. But you take it when it comes. Pre-orders begin in October. So for now, we’re just getting all the boring stuff together. Stay tuned. In other news, I recently jammed with Ben Pirani and The Means of Production for the first time since March. We grooved responsibly (masked and distanced) and it further proved there’s nothing like playing with other musicians. Here’s a brief clip of the jam session as a bit of “content” (I hate that word) to hold over till The Du-Rites’ album roll out and other things in September. Stay safe!