PRESSED ON WHITE VINYL
“33 KO’s at 33 RPM!”
J-Zone’s fifth drum break library, Concussion Percussion, brings together the
individual strong suits of its predecessors for an all-in-one groove blizzard, the NYC
drummer’s most complete and versatile to date.
33 breaks deep, it’s nearly double the size of 2019’s Break Bonanza and 2015’s
Backyard Breaks and just tips the scales over 2018’s Guerrilla Drums and the
inaugural Lunch Breaks from 2014. After speaking with numerous producers and
discovering each had a different favorite, J sat at the drums intent on putting a new
spin on the best attributes of each one and throwing in some experimentation.
The random commentary and human error of J learning his craft on Lunch Breaks
shows up, but so does the eventual precision of Break Bonanza. The rhythmic and
tempo experimentation of Guerrilla Drums resurfaces, but the hard-smacking one-two
of Backyard Breaks also remains. Then there’s stuff unique to Concussion Percussion:
free-wheeling mallet grooves, psychedelic ride cymbal effects and the “something
outta nothing” use of crappy coffee beans for quirky snare drum sounds.
With Madlib’s recent sampling of “Ode To Sloppy Joe” (from Lunch Breaks) on his
single, “Road of the Lonely Ones,” the super-producer joins Broken Bells, Alchemist,
Prince Paul, Marco Polo and countless others who’ve sampled J-Zone break kits. J
has also done studio work for Danger Mouse (Karen O, Michael Kiwanuka), Lord
Finesse, Binky Griptite (The Dap-Kings), Show (DITC), Pharoahe Monch, Adrian
Quesada (The Black Pumas), DJ Nu-Mark and many more, in addition to his own
bands (The Du-Rites, Manzel, The Zone Identity) and his tenure as the tour/studio
drummer for soul singer Ben Pirani.
A2. Mr. Lord Finesse
A3. Oyster Sammich
A4. Bottle O' Moet
A5. We Goin' To Sizzler!
A6. Friday The 13th
A7. Mallet Murder (Pt. 1)
A8. The Evans Family TV Set
A9. Drug Rug
A10. Intoxicated Skull
A12. The Jumpy Tambourine
A13. Dr. Boogie
A15. Groove Stuff
A16. Skippy N' Jif
A17. Mr. John Wicks / Drum Coffee
A18. Jive Ass Coffee
A19. Lou & Leo / Intermission
B1. Popcorn Ceiling
B3. Needles N' Pins
B4. Pseudo-Solo / Mr. Marco Polo
B5. Balding Mallets
B6. Bill N' James' Excellent Adventure
B7. Old Soul
B8. Dribblin' N' Droolin'
B9. A Badd Trip
B10. For Redd
B11. What Snare?!
B13. Black Tube Sox
B14. Ride Or Die
B15. The Soul Stomper
B16. Ghosty Mood
B17. Komodo Dragon
B18. Truck Jewelry