The Du-Rites are an NYC-based instrumental funk combo of Jay Mumford (J-Zone) on drums, keys + bass and Pablo Martin on guitar, bass + keys.
Prior to du-ing this funky thing, Jay was a producer/MC/writer on the indie rap circuit and Pablo earned his stripes as a guitarist for the modern day line-up of Tom Tom Club and mastering engineer. In 2013, the pair began jamming for fun after Jay learned to play drums during an extended hiatus from hip-hop. But after three years of other plans falling through and musical paths changing, Jay and Pablo decided to turn the flame up under the grits and bring The Du-Rites to life. Their eponymous debut album was released in 2016 to unexpected praise, and the duo quickly followed with a sophomore effort (Greasy Listening) in 2017 and a slew of vinyl 7" singles. The albums and 7"s put the funk duo on the radar of French producer/DJ Wax Tailor, and The Du-Rites ended up remixing "Worldwide," his collaboration with Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah. The Du-Rites recently scored music and the theme song for Bobbito Garcia's documentary, Rock Rubber 45s. Jay and Pablo serve as the rhythm section for the theme song, which also features jazz heavyweights Eddie Palmieri and Robert Glasper, putting The Du-Rites in good company. Their 3rd album, Gamma Ray Jones, is the score to a lost 1972 TV detective show and it dropped Nov. 23, 2018! It's suitable for broughaming, so get your Cadillac winterized and dig in!