Daru Jones (US)
#Jack White, The Ruff Pack
Paiste Artist Since Mar 2012
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Daru (@darujones) has gained knowledge and experience while working the soul/hip-hop scene. Taking a page from the legendary James Brown, Daru is known as one of the hardest working beat maker/drummer in the industry. This incredible drummer and producer currently resides in Brooklyn, New York City has experimented with the art of encompassing live drum loops, jazzy samples and a soulful passion into all his beats.
He has played with numerous artist, including Slum Village, Black Milk, Ski Beatz & The Senseiís and Jon B. As a producer, Daru has worked with Kissey Asplund, Muhsinah, Reggie B, AB, Rena, Eagle Nebula and many others. Currently drumming and touring with Jack White (formerly of The White Stripes), Talib Kweli, and Austrian Jazz-Hip-Hop trio The Ruff Pack which heís a member of this band. Daru has gained fans all over the states as well as Europe and more!
As a producer, Daru has created & remixed music for acts such as Kissey Asplund, Muhsinah, Reggie B, AB, Rena, Eagle Nebula and others. Daru has gained international respect for his live and studio performances. His production company Rusic Records has released a string of projects featuring many known and undiscovered artists, he continues to push his musical style of Soul-Hop, a mesh between Hip-Hop and Soul.
Drum Influences: Dana Davis, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steward Copland, Steve Smith, Peter Eskine, Bernard Perdie, Virgil Donati, Dave Weckl, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, Gene Krupa, Omar Hakim, Bill Maxwell, Micheal Lee, Terry Givens
Producer Influences : DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Dre, Marly Marl, Jay Dee (J.Dilla), Kay Gee, Rza, Da Beatminerz, Eric B, Eric Sermon, The Bomb Squad, Bill Maxwell, Micheal Brooks
AFFILIATES + GEAR
Drums, Pedals & Hardware = DW (@dwdrums)
Cymbals = PAISTE (@PaisteNation)
Sticks = PRO-MARK (@ProMarkSticks)
Cases = MONOCASE (@monocase)
Drum Heads = EVANS (@EvansDrumheads)
Camera = SAMSON [ZOOM] (@samsontech)