Brooklyn musical adventurer Darrin James' new offering "Bombs Away" is a Fela Kuti Afrobeat inspired call-and-response groove that calls out our government for projecting power through violence around the world.
The B Side, "Covert Mission Anthem", is an instrumental soundtrack to an airstrike. It’s “Top Gun” theme meets Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. Bombs Away is just the first release in a new series of music James plans to release on his label, Ravine Records.
Listen to "Bombs Away" here: https://soundcloud.com/darrinjamesband/bombs-away
Listen to "Covert Mission Anthem" here: https://soundcloud.com/darrinjamesband/covert-mission-anthem
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Darrin James was born in Kentucky, raised in Metro-Detroit, and spent a formative decade in New York City, honing his skills as a producer, guitarist and singer-songwriter, before returning to Michigan in 2010. His musical style is as varied as his background as it draws on his love of the blues and folk music of the south, the Motown soul and classic rock n’ roll rawness of Detroit, and the eclecticism and immediacy of Brooklyn, where he developed his stage and song repertoire as a member of the burgeoning indie singer-songwriter scene from 2000 to 2010.
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