Episode #88: Daru Jones (Producer/Drummer) – Drummer for Black Milk, Jack White

Fresh is the Word Podcast - Episode 88 - Daru Jones(Photo Credit: by Duan Davis)

EPISODE #88: DARU JONES – IN THIS EPISODE:

This week’s guest is producer and drummer Daru Jones. Most known as the drummer for the likes of Detroit hip-hop artist Black Milk and megastar Jack White, Daru Jones has been one of the go-to drummers in the music industry playing for a who’s who of hip-hop artists, even playing on Nas’ Illmatic performance at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra. Residing in between Brooklyn and Nashville, Daru Jones’ talents have earned him global respect throughout the music industry. During our interview, we talk about performing with Black Milk and Jack White, what it takes to be a drummer that works with so many artists, and his upcoming projects including the band DMD alongside guitar wunderkind Marcus Machado and legendary Living Colour bassist Doug Wimbish.

Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories. Daru Jones chose his DMD bandmate Doug Wimbish.

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Twitter: twitter.com/darujones
Instagram: instagram.com/darujones
Bandcamp: darujones.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/daru-jones

THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK:

Fresh is the Word Podcast - Foul Mouth - Snake Pit

This week’s pick is the new instrumental beat album The Snake Pit from Detroit producer Foul Mouth. For those of us that know Foul Mouth, he eats, drinks, and breathes making beats, and The Snake Pit is just another great project in his already long list of quality works. Recently producing the entire LARS (Last American Rock Stars) project from fellow Detroiters Bizarre and King Gordy, Foul Mouth has become a staple of Detroit with his hard-hitting, sample-based beats and The Snake Pit will not disappoint.

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Twitter: twitter.com/FoulMouth313
YouTube: youtube.com/user/foulmouth313
Bandcamp: foulmouth313detroit.bandcamp.com

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About the Author

Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier
Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier has been an online advocate for Detroit hip-hop, electronic, and rock music for over a decade now. As a tastemaker in the Detroit scene, he writes about the city's music and culture through various forms of social media along with publications both here in Detroit and internationally. Outside of writing, he is a well-respected DJ within the city who has played numerous gigs in many of Detroit's most legendary venues