Critical Praise for J*DaVeY:
“Freaking futuristic electro jazz, retro-soul bittersweetness, next-level hip-hop schematics, and punk-funk sleaze on a suavely savage double-disc debut, this Los Angeles duo specializes in baby-making music for 22nd century robots.” – Spin Magazine
“Davey and D’Leau have developed an utterly unique sub-genre of one within the stagnating neo-soul scene. This is perfect bedroom music, but certainly not meant to be confined behind a single closed door.” – URB Magazine
“The thirst quencher needed to revitalize the current state of music has finally arrived in the form of J*DaVeY.” – AllHipHop.com
It is more than safe to say that J*DaVeY had a breakthrough year. From signing on to a major record label, gaining accolades from the likes of the New York Times, Spin Magazine and URB Magazine, and luring in culture vultures at dynamic live shows in all the major cities, J*DaVeY made this a year to remember for music.
Here are some updates for all you J*DaVeY babies to amp you for 2009! In the past couple months, the futuristic duo have lightened their tour schedule and returned to the studio to focus on their full-length major label debut which is set to drop in 2009. The album is rumored to be a ground-breaking venture that transcends the current state of pop music as the duo continue to experiment and grow.
The sultry single “Sloow” from their EP has an accompanying video that will be released in early ’09! Keep your eyes peeled for you next visual treat. To ring in the new year, J*DaVeY will perform at the new Dakota Music Lounge in Santa Monica (previously the Temple Bar) on New Year’s Eve.
As an added bonus for all of the support you’ve shown the group this year, they’re releasing another free mp3 from their double EP for your downloading pleasure:
No More: http://media.audibletreats.com/JDavey-No_More.mp3
With production ranging from the spastic, space-age drums of “Mr. Mister” to the celestial keys of “Might As Well,” The Beauty In Distortion plays with the variance and depth of a polished, full album. On The Land of the Lost, producer-extraordinaire ?uestlove and Renaissance emcee Phonte of Little Brother contribute in an equally holistic compilation of futuristic records. Throughout the 23 tracks, two constants bind the project together in a mystical fashion: the steamy vocal musings of Jack Davey and the bleeps, drums, and melodies of Brook D’Leau.
Heralded as a cross between Prince and the B-52s, J*DaVeY is in fact influenced by too many genres to count. A fusion of funk, surf, soul, hip-hop, and electronic secret sauce, the J*DaVeY EPs will satiate starving fans from all ends of the musical spectrum. Already featured everywhere from Fader to Allure to CSI: New York, Jack and Brook are prepared to smoothly swagger into the limelight with their first major release. All ears not finely tuned to the freshly paved street will ring come July. The Beauty In Distortion / The Land of the Lost EP is in stores now.