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J​-​Zone & Pablo Martin are The Du​-​Rites (Instrumental) (j-zone.bandcamp.com)
NOTE: This is a funk instrumental album from my band with long time
mastering engineer and Tom Tom Club guitarist, Pablo Martin. The
Du-Rites is our name and funkin' is our game! The album was only posted
here on my J-Zone Bandcamp because there are a number of subscribers
(thank you all!) to this account who wouldn't otherwise know about it.
The Du-Rites official Bandcamp is:


thedurites.bandcamp.com



The digital download will be for sale on my J-Zone page for awhile, but
for vinyl, cassette and any other physical merch, go to The Du-Rites
Bandcamp and you shall find. And subscribe there! Read below for our bio
and more about this album...




* Digital only bonus track



Track by track discussion / liner notes PDF included with purchase



Ever order a kale salad and discover a neckbone in it? That’s funk.


Ever write a love letter on a chicken grease-stained napkin? That’s funk.



The Du-Rites are without a doubt the soundtrack to both of those
situations, but by definition, The Du-Rites are a duo of New York-based
multi-instrumentalists comprised of Pablo Martin (guitar, bass,
synthesizer) and J-Zone (drums, organ, bass, turntables, small
percussion instruments that require little skill).



Funk comes from so many places that it’s hard to visit them all, but the
duo manages to do just that on their self-titled (and almost wholly
instrumental) debut LP on Old Maid Entertainment/ Ilegalia Records (with
vinyl LP c/o ReDefinition Records). From the greasy, lo-fi and
syncopated grooves of the late ‘60s (“Bug Juice,” “Git’n Off,” “Ghetto
Ferris Wheel”); to ‘70s cop show funk (“The Chief & I,” “Hustle”);
to the slick stomp of the early ‘80s (“Du-N-It”), The Du-Rites have
membership at both the rib shack and the discotheque.



Individually, both J-Zone and Pablo have already planted their funk
seeds, albeit in different locations. With 24 years experience as a
hip-hop producer, 20+ as a DJ and four as a working drummer recording
for the likes of Danger Mouse, various film scores (the Stretch and
Bobbito Documentary being one) and his own albums and break beat
projects, J-Zone knows a thing or two about what makes a song groove.
Pablo currently holds down guitar duties for the legendary new wave
band, Tom Tom Club, and has worked as a mastering/sound engineer in New
York City for 20 years. The Argentina native brings a musicality with
his Telecaster guitar that pairs with J-Zone’s rhythms and screaming
organ riffs for a hard-grooving and quirky funk sound.



With influences ranging from the obvious (Booker T. & The MGs, Lalo
Schifrin, Cameo, Kool and the Gang, The Meters, Jimi Hendrix, P-Funk,
Motown, Herbie Hancock, and James Brown) to the obscure (overlooked late
‘60s funk bands Warm Excursion, TSU Toronadoes, The Counts and Willie
& The Mighty Magnificents), The Du-Rites bounce from
improvisational, raggedy and psychedelic to tight and snappy with the
skip of a track. Pablo’s proficiency in punk, disco, pop and Latin and
J-Zone’s deep roots in hip-hop and soul combine to make one of the more
off-kilter, but undeniably funky instrumental long players you’ll dig
into.



The Du-Rites’ music is already being featured in a major film in 2017
and if you need a theme song for your fried chicken joint, they’ll get
it done. But for now, enjoy their first full-length album.
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