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Du-Rites, The (J-Zone & Pablo Martin) - The Mean Machine / Corinthian Leather
Du-Rites, The (J-Zone & Pablo Martin)
The Mean Machine / Corinthian Leather
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Old Maid Entertainment / Ilegalia)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It’s been a busy 2018 for The Du-Rites. With a 7” single (“Gamma Ray Funk” b/w “Fish Sam-mich”), a film score (Bobbito Garcia’s Rock, Rubber, 45s) and the theme song for the aforemen-tioned film - a collaboration with giants like Eddie Palmieri, Robert Glasper and DJ Rob Swift - under their belt, there’s still a ton of funkin’ left for the NYC duo to do. Their third LP, 70s’ TV cop show musical score titled Gamma Ray Jones, is slated for the fall, and this offering is a foreshad-owing of the album’s back alley funk.“The Mean Machine” is a mid-tempo groover drenched in Zone’s syncopated, slop sink drums and Pablo’s gritty fuzz guitars, setting the tone for Gamma Ray Jones’ inner city private detective funk. The flip side - the slicker but no less nasty “Corinthian Leather” - is more pimp strut than rhythmic assault, with guest bassist, Time Wolf (who holds down the rhythm section with J-Zone in Colemine Records recording artist Ben Pirani’s band), sliding, gliding and cascading on the fret-board with a looseness that has roots in Motown, Slave and P-Funk all at the same time. With Pablo jumping from chicken scratch to distortion, the trio lay the perfect sonic canvas for humor-ous banter about a 1978 Chrysler and it’s ostentatious interior. In typical Du-Rites fashion, the duo’s response to constant requests to add a vocalist was to offer even more ridiculous dialogue between two of J-Zone’s alter egos, taking the tongue-in-cheek vocal concept from the last sin-gle’s b-side, “Fish Sammich,” one step further into the absurd. Like “Fish Sammich,” “Corinthian Leather” is not on the Gamma Ray Jones LP and will exist on wax only as a 7” b-side. Get it before it’s gone!
Du-Rites, The (J-Zone & Pablo Martin) - Gamma Ray Funk / Fish Sammich
Du-Rites, The (J-Zone & Pablo Martin)
Gamma Ray Funk / Fish Sammich
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Old Maid Entertainment / Ilegalia)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It took a few years for multi-instrumentalists J-Zone (Jay Mumford) and Pablo Martin to bring The Du-Rites to fruition. With the former in the twilight of his producer/MC run and the latter touring as guitarist with the legendary Tom Tom Club, The Du-Rites was a vanity project at best when it began in 2014. But in 2016, the New York City duo committed fully to the cause and released a pair of instrumental funk LPs - 2016’s self-titled debut and 2017’s Greasy Listening - in an 11 month period. From the look of things, album #3 in just as many years is on the way, with the first single, “Gamma Ray Funk” b/w “Fish Sammich” setting the tone with Jay’s syncopated drumming and screeching organs and Pablo’s greasy guitars and in-pocket basslines. This go round, The Du-Rites also throw a curve ball and outsource the talents of keyboardist Rafferty Swink for a cameo solo on the A-Side and do a thematic update to Kool and the Gang’s 1969 classic, “Raw Hamburgers,” on the b-side. The Du-Rites have also ben busy outside of their own releases. In 2017, they remixed Wax Tailor & Ghostface Killah’s “Worldwide” and in 2018, you’ll hear The Du-Rites all over the film score to Bobbito Garcia’s upcoming documentary, Rock, Rubber, 45s. Bobbito also entrusted Jay and Pablo to compose and serve as the rhythm section for the movie’s theme song, which features a pair of ultra-legendary jazz pianists, two highly respected DJs and an all-star cast of great musicians. Find out just who this summer! Till then, here’s a double sided funk attack.“Fish Sammich” is a b-side only release and will not appear on the forthcoming LP. Sop it up while you can.
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