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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