Tuesday 22 January 2013

Chris Dave and The Drumhedz Mixtape

If you’re a soul music fan, whether you know it or not, chances are you have a fantastic piece of music that has the incredible talent of Chris Dave thrashing away on drums.  His ever-growing list of contributions include Maxwell’s ‘BLACKsummer’snight’, Jose James’s ‘No Beginning No End’, Adele’s gargantuan-selling release ‘21’, albums from Mint Condition, Toni Braxton, Lionel Richie and Kenny Garrett.

It doesn’t even stop there as he’s also notched up touring credits with Maxwell and D’Angelo on the latter’s first tour in twelve years, and being named as a key member of the act that had a seminal breakthrough year in 2012 with the release of their exquisite  album ‘Black Radio’, The Robert Glasper Experiment… it’s probably best I swiftly move on from talking about this album as I could infinitely sing its praises, but in my review of that release, I did cite a certain Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave’s performances throughout as being the show-stealer, which brings us perfectly back round to the point of this post.

Further establishing himself as an incredible force in this century’s soul and jazz – not just as a session musician but as a producer as well – Chris Dave unveils 2013’s first genuine gift in the form of his brand new mixtape ‘Chris Dave and The Drumhedz’.  Featuring musicians including Pino Palladino (who also takes on some production duties here too), Casey Benjamin, Saunders Sermons [please keep your eyes peeled on this site for lots more from Saunders], Robert Glasper and James Poyser, along with vocalists, Sy Smith, Stokley Williams and Aaron Camper, Chris Dave swathes through an incredible portfolio of styles and sounds that genuinely makes you yearn for a full-length album release.

Definitely not one to be missed so this completely free download can be accessed directly via Chris’ website here:

1 comment:

  1. just a blessing to appear on TWO songs on this project! #HONORED singing AND writing.. #AWESOME @lindseypapion