Celebratin' forgotten '70s jazz-funk.
"The feel and rawness these dudes are bringing are perfect. With just a
quintet, the band move through rare groove classics with a heavy
emphasis on SlikkTim's neck snapping breaks." -FullUp&Eating
Created in 2011 by drummer and arranger Slikk Tim, DopeGems is a five
piece band dedicated to that gritty, raw instrumental sound of the 70s
music lovers, hiphop fans, DJ's and record collectors love.
That special blend of jazz, funk, and classic soundtracks, obscured by
limited releases and pressings,highly sought after by vinyl fans and rap
producers over the world... but so rarely performed live: there comes
the idea of DopeGems.
By combining vibraphone, guitar and vintage keys on top of a rock-solid
rythm section, the band is able to sound bigger than the sum of it
parts, enabling the unit to be very versatile, from searing
improvisations to heavy, deep grooves, all the way to full-on symphonic
And no matter what the music is, they give it their own edge with their
authentic, powerful and just plain PHAT sound while payin' attention to
every detail to truly convey the original spirit of the music they chose
Long story short: DopeGems are keepin' it real, keepin' it funky and
keepin' it live.
Published: 1st November 2012