If Medeski, Martin, & Wood had an orgy with The Beastie Boys and Bonobo, you might end up with something that sounds like a band from Oakland, California called The Destruments. Funky, Jazzy, Mostly Instrumental, with Hip-Hop beats. Ladies and Gentleman, this is some of the better music that I have found lately.
From their Bio:
"Destruments key ingredient is fusing yesterday’s bugaloo with tomorrow’s beats, trying to connect the bridge between the past and the future. With all members having years of studio and stage experience, the group is as much a production team as they are a live band, digging the creative process in the studio as much as the live energy on stage. Since hooking up in Los Angeles in 2003 and relocating to Oakland in 2006, Destruments has constantly released music. In the 6 years that the ensemble has been making music they have released 6 Albums! The debut “Destruments”(2004) followed by "Seeds of Soul”(2006), In 2007 under their alias name Soul Robbers, Destruments released a full length LP titled ESPRESSO: BISTRO BEATS which was exclusively sold and distributed by TARGET. At the end of 2008 Destruments released an exclusive special B-sides album titled " The Unheard B-Sides 76'-81' " that features hard to get instrumentals, beats and songs and now in 2009 the 2 NEW records off Ivory Soul Records in Japan…The special cover record “Bridge Through Time” & the new LP “Shaped By the Sound”. All these releases are a testament to their eclectic tastes and their chemistry, a completely original style that is rare and innovative."
Here is a sample mix of songs from various albums by The Destruments:
The Best Part of Waking Up...
A Cup Of Ubiquity
Parks Looking Glass (feat. Dean Parks)
In and Out of War (feat. The TexaCali Horns)
Today, Tomorrow, Forever
Prince Jah's Java
Good 'Til The Last Drop!
If you enjoy The Destruments, you may want to check out other artists from their record label, Soul Unsigned.
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