Monday, October 26, 2015

[VIDEO] Behind the Scenes: Drew Kid at Rum Runner Records

Go behind the scenes with Drew Kid below during a recent recording session at Dunc's new recording studio in Brentwood, Maryland, called Rum Runner Records, along with his brother Diko & John Daise (of Columbia Nights). Learn more about the studio by visiting"Rebirth" Album Release Date: November 1st.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

[MUSIC] Drew Kid/Oooh Child Ensemble "Diko's Groove"

Listen to Drew Kid’s new single entitled "Dikos Groove" below -- a theme song that he wrote for his younger brother Cody aka Diko off the forthcoming album, "Rebirth". 
Album Release Date: Nov. 1st.

"Diko's Groove is a theme I wrote for my multi-instrumentalist younger brother, Cody. Despite our individual styles, one genre of music we always see eye-to-eye on is funk. We were brought up in a household of The Beatles and Frank Sinatra but the world of funk, or fOnk, rather, is something we discovered together. (It can't be fOnk without the 'O'.) You can probably figure out whose music we've jammed on the most by listening to this song. I always tell folks, I usually can't fully realize the groove ideas I hear in my head until I've ran it by Cody. Without him around to jam with on drums, bass, or guitar, sometimes my writing gets limited. A lot of what is heard on this album was made possible by his artistry and I love him very dearly for always being willing to collaborate. Cody is also probably the most hilarious person in my world and I owe my sanity to him. Hahaha..." - Drew Kid 

Written by Andrew Flores
Recorded by The 1978ers at George Mason University on August 30, 2012
Ben Malick (tp) 
Christian Hizon, Ben Jackson (tb)
Joe Whitney (ts/ss)
Andrew Flores (ep)
Phil Ambuel (b)
Cody Flores (d)
Charlie Ross (scratch)

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Meet Drew Kid

Drew Kid, a versatile young piano player from Silver Spring, Maryland, presents his first album, "Rebirth," recorded with a creative musical community dubbed the "Oooh Child Ensemble". "Rebirth" reflects Drew's spiritual journey and consists of original compositions written over the past five years. The Oooh Child Ensemble created the environment to record these tunes, inspired by the lineage of the jazz tradition, the timelessness of funk/soul music, and the modern innovation in hip-hop culture. "Rebirth" is both elegy and psalm. It is a celebration of life: of those with us, and of those who have passed on.

"Rebirth" Album Release Date: November 1st

Stream the title track to "Rebirth" featuring Big Rube (of Dungeon Family) below.

Behind the track: "A loooong story short: July 2010 I had written an untitled jazz tune with a guaguanco rhythm as the foundation. A month later, someone very dear to me, my aunt, the second mother to my brother and me, passed away from heart disease at the young age of 49. I later recalled Gil Scott-Heron speaking about guaguanco being the 'rhythm of rebirth and regeneration' on a live DC recording of "The Bottle" and after making the connection, I knew immediately what to call my song."

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