In modern music the drum is the centerpiece, the heart. Chris “Daddy” Dave has spent years mastering his craft in studios and live gigs for a wide array of artists including Robert Glasper, Adele and D’angelo, quietly becoming one of the premier drummers of our time. Yet despite his legend-in-the-making status he has not released any material as a bandleader, until now.
The Texas-bred maestro just released his first ever mixtape, Chris Dave and The Drumhedz, which is meant to be a sampler plate of the wide range of styles Dave has amassed. Accompanying his snares, kicks and toms are The Drumhedz, a rotating cast of musicians Dave has formed strong organic connections with over the years. Pino Palladino’s legendary bass makes numerous appearances, as do Isaiah Sharkey and Tim …
Mark de Clive-Lowe’s monthly LA party, CHURCH turns one year old this Sunday, October 2nd. To celebrate, Mark has created a mixtape featuring some of his favorite Jazz artists.
CHURCH takes place the first Sunday of every month at Angels Piano Bar in Santa Monica, CA. Mark takes you on a musical journey with a live acoustic Jazz trio set, to an improvised electronic beats session with special guests, and DJ sets in between and after. You never know who is going to turn up… whether it’s Chris Daddy Dave, Louie Vega, Leon Ware, Robert Glasper jamming on drums, or some other unexpected surprise! CHURCH is all about taking the music …
Arguably considered today’s best drummer, Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave teamed up with MC and DJ, Stimulus for a collaborative mixtape entitled “3rd 1st Impression” being released as a free download on September 12th, 2011.
Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave has worked with A Tribe Called Quest, SA-RA, Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Robert Glasper, and many others, while producing for folks like Maxwell and Dr. Dre as well.
Today, enjoy the free mp3 download for the track “Bad Habitz” with Chris Dave on production duties and Stimulus on the mic.