Tuning out the noise, office cubicle revolutionaries on Facebook, finger pointing and general crap going on in the U.S of A. Not ignoring, just tuning out. My escape is…grooving.
So here’s a mini-doc about my funk band with longtime cohort, Pablo Martin – how we formed, the making of our debut album, etc. Done by David Saklosky of Gusto Gold Films. Hope you dig it.
And for people who have no time to deal with vinyl and tapes, The Du-Rites’ album is now on iTunes (click that). Today’s release date of October 21 was chosen purposely, as my late grandmother (“Evil E”) would’ve celebrated her 93rd birthday today. Grandma is bestowing the funk upon us from heaven. That’s all we’ve got for today. Enjoy the music!
Here’s a taste of the mini-documentary for The Du-Rites, my two man funk combo with Pablo Martin. Both the mini-doc and the album will be available in their entirety on October 21st! Check the teaser in the meantime.
If you’ve kept up with me for the last four months, you’ll know my two man funk unit with Tom Tom Club guitarist/bassist (and my longtime mastering engineer) Pablo Martin is called The Du-Rites. Vinyl LP test pressing approved! Limited run of test pressings, digital and cassette have an official release date of October 21. Commercial LP will be out in November on ReDefinition Records. Pablo and I put a 7″ single in production in July but still no word on if we’ll get it in time. The “vinyl revival” is fly but too fly for me. New song on SoundCloud next week + video stuff, etc. to replace our missing in action 7″. I’m dying to see CDs come back in style at this point. Till then, here’s a snippet of “Play The Right Hand” live from the vinyl test pressing!
My two man funk unit with Tom Tom Club guitarist/bassist Pablo Martin is called The Du-Rites. Vinyl LP test pressing approved! Limited run of test pressings, digital and cassette have an official release date of October 21. Commercial LP in November on @redefrecords. We put a 7" single in production in July but still no word on if we'll get it in time. The "vinyl revival" is fly but too fly for me. New song on SoundCloud next week + video stuff, etc. to replace our missing in action 7". I'm dying to see CDs come back in style at this point. # thedurites
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The Du-Rites (my band with longtime mastering engineer / Tom Tom Club guitarist Pablo Martin) strike again! Albeit only for 40-something seconds. While we wait for our debut album release in November-ish and a possible 7″ single release in September-ish (vinyl manufacturing is the furthest possible thing from exact science), we’ll sprinkle short clips of some album cuts. Dig “Git’n Off” below and stay tuned!
Follow The Du-Rites on Facebook at: facebook.com/thedurites
And Soundcloud at: soundcloud.com/thedurites
The Du-Rites are Pablo Martin (Guitars, Bass Guitar, Fender Rhodes, Synth) and J-Zone (Drums, Organ, Bass Guitar, Percussion, Turntables). Our funky instrumental debut album is nearly complete and we’re anticipating a late summer/early fall release! Here’s a teaser from “Bug Juice” from the new LP. We’re here to put a neckbone in your kale salad! Stay tuned…
So I have a new album called Fish-n-Grits dropping April 1 and I was told I needed to do some type of video promotion. I hate doing music videos because I’m not good at hip-hop hand motions and I own about two complete outfits. I’ve made 12 albums and only have two music videos that I actually appear in – that explains how I feel about doing rap videos. So I did this instead. I brush up on old instruments, do some DJ routines, reveal where I found inspiration for this album, visit my favorite drum shop and give a glimpse into more behind the scenes stuff I do everyday. Enjoy.