Here’s a new track I made during the first New York lockdown in April. I wrote it while riding my bike around an empty midtown rush hour. While listening to some traditional drum ensemble music I came up with the idea for this melody. Figured it would be fun to get a group together to turn it into a funky afrobeat thing. It was awesome to get some of my favorite musicians and friends from New York/ Philadelphia area to collaborate together. I love the thick layers of grooves that everyone came up with. There’s some great solos by Todd Groves and Kevin Kuhn.
Justin Rothberg – Mandolin, Electric rhythm guitar.
Kevin Kuhn – Electric guitar solo and acoustic guitar.
Tod Groves – Tenor saxophone.
Leon Boykins – Electric bass.
Greg Mervine – Drums, percussion and Mixing/Mastering.
Benny Koonyevsky – Percussion.