J-Zone and Pablo Martin are The Du-Rites!

My first ever musical goal was to play bass in a funk band with a big afro. Genetics have allowed me to still have all my hair after the 30 years it took to live out that dream and the time is now! I’m putting the finishing touches on an EP with my long time mastering engineer and Tom Tom Club guitarist, Pablo Martin. Our group is called The Du-Rites. I’m on drums, bass, combo organ and turntables; Pablo holds down guitar, bass and keys and mastering. Two musicians doing the work of seven – a funkier, more raggedy Steely Dan, I suppose. The only thing missing is the three piece horn section. Check the teaser below and look out for the EP this summer.