Greasy Listening

by The Du-Rites

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PinkPancakes420
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PinkPancakes420 I really like this throw back, Funk sound! Totally worth getting if you love some nice Jazzy tunes Favorite track: Mr. Porter.
Jesse Brown
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Jesse Brown Greasy, raw straight up funk from this dynamic duo. I'd love to hear them live but I have no idea how they could replicate this with just two people!

Very much in Meters or Booker T & The MG's territory, but with clever use of turntables and toasting style vocal interjections. Great album!
Michael Mueller
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Michael Mueller If this isn't the funkiest album made by anyone, anywhere since 1974, I'd love to know what is.

Don't be fooled, though; this isn't a gimmicky imitation. This is clever, crafted funk in an seamless array of styles and moods. That it's been made (almost entirely) by only two blokes is pretty remarkable.

Perfect, effortless listening, but incredibly hard to make (or more would do it).

Funky? Nailed it. Favorite track: Life Is A Chitlin' Circuit.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The 2002 Ford Focus-driving contingent that digs The Du-Rites expressed concern that our debut album was never released on CD. So we decided to put both Greasy Listening and our debut album on one CD! Digital only bonus tracks from both albums included, making the CD a 25-track offering. This CD is mainly for our Bandcamp/loyal customers and will not receive widespread distribution. 200 hand-numbered CDs available + free digital download of Greasy Listening + bonus liner notes (PDF).

    Additional tracks on CD:

    Blow Your Stack
    Neckbones
    Bug Juice
    The Chief & I
    Bookie
    Play The Right Hand
    Git'n Off
    The Man With The Golden Tooth
    Ghetto Ferris Wheel
    Hustle
    Moving To The Moon
    Du-N-It

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*Digital + CD only bonus track. Not available on LP.

Less than a year after their out-of-nowhere debut LP, J-Zone and Pablo Martin (aka The Du-Rites) return with their sophomore effort, Greasy Listening. The positive response to their 2016 self-titled offering inspired the NYC funk duo to become winter-spring studio rats and churn out 13 new tracks that both pick up where the initial offering left off and explore some uncharted territory. J-Zone (drums, organ, percussion, turntables) continues to deliver funky rhythms and chunky drum sounds, while Pablo (guitar, bass, synthesizer, electric piano) returns with plenty greasy guitar moves and addictive melodies. But where Greasy Listening differs from its predecessor is in its composition and theme.

Where their almost entirely instrumental debut often built upon jams and vamps, the tunes on Greasy Listening are composed and arranged with more attention to detail, feature some vocal narrations and rely less on soloing. Undermanned as a duo, the J-Zone and Pablo realize they would they need to tighten up the areas beyond their main instruments (drums and guitar, respectively) to prevent rehashing their debut. These limitations birthed raw (but charming) organ solos, electric piano riffs, greasy bass solos and commentary, all of which were almost absent on the first LP. This go round is also an opportunity to be tongue-in-cheek about being forced to multi-track everything as a two-man band. Greasy Listening is a “live” concert staged at a fictitious hole-in-the-wall chitlin circuit venue fittingly dubbed: The Collard Green Lounge.

The aforementioned limitations have aided The Du-Rites in creating their own sound, which nods to both Pablo’s tenure as guitarist in new wave band, Tom Tom Club, and J-Zone’s former path as a hip-hop producer/artist, but somehow remains its own entity.

Welcome to the Collard Green Lounge for some nasty, dripping bacon fat Greasy Listening with The Du-Rites. Don’t tell your doctor you were here.

credits

released September 19, 2017

Pablo: Guitar, Bass, Electric Piano, Synthesizer, Organ (on "Mr. Porter"), Vocals

J-Zone: Drums, Organ, Percussion, Turntables, Vocals


Additional Funk Personnel:

Chief Chinchilla & Pimpin' Polyester Pete: Hosting, commentary

Bruce Martin: Congas, Bongos and extra percussion on "Life Is A Chitlin Circuit," "Nip It In The Bud," and "Black Olives"

Mastered by Pablo Martin
Album Design: @REDEFrecords
Photography: Juan Mirko, Dylan Hundley
CD Design: James Blackwell

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The Du-Rites New York, New York

The Du-Rites are an NYC-based funk combo of Jay Mumford (J-Zone) on drums, keys, bass guitar and Pablo Martin on guitar, bass guitar, keys. 3 albums and 5 7"s deep, The Du-Rites have been paired with a wide rage of talents, from Ghostface Killah, to Eddie Palmieri, to Robert Glasper. Dig! ... more

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