Released: Oct 23, 2015
℗ 2015 DDB Productions, Inc. Under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment
- SHADE OF JADE
- WATER BABIES
- WHAT IF…
- REAL EPISODE
- WITH RIGHT TIME
Theo Croker/Trumpet, Kassa Overall/Drums, Irwin Hall/Alto Saxophone, Michael King/Keys, Eric Wheeler/Bass
The EP arrives unchecked and unfiltered. It doesn’t attempt to fit any one specific category, but draws upon the core principles of Jazz. Firmly of the present, merging tones, rhythms, acoustic and electronic grooves, it draws from all genres. This innovative alchemic amalgam reflects Croker’s mission to embrace the past, while freely evolving the music forward. He rejects limitations and shirks boundaries.
In describing his intention behind the EP, Croker says, “In an effort to remain honest, music must serve not only as an artistic expression of humanity through tones and rhythms, but it must also reflect the society that gave it life,” says Croker. “My life experiences have allowed me to share an eclectic, global viewpoint. DVRKFUNK gives listeners a look into that world.”
DVRKFUNK is a follow up to Croker’s critically acclaimed 2014 release AfroPhysicist which the Wall Street Journalsaid was full of “…catchy tunes and pervasive, danceable funk rhythms” and Revive Music praised Croker’s ability to remove the “…rigid definitions of jazz” and infuse influences of hip-hop, Afrobeat and R&B.
-Sony Music Masterworks comprises the Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints.-