Los Angeles World Band 1

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Los Angeles World Band 1

This Los Angeles World Band was born in 2003 as a collaborative effort of 2 musicians with a vision of mixing ethnic/world grooves with electronica. By seamlessly fusing exotic world music elements with electronic dance beats this band exposes Western listeners to the sounds of the Middle-East, India, Africa, and South America. The result is a captivating experience perfect for entertainment industry & corporate events, festivals, clubs and private parties.

Los Angeles World Band clients

They have performed for Sting, Stevie Wonder, Dianna Ross, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr., The Black Eyed Peas and many others. Because both musicians are accomplished drummers there is a heavy emphasis on well crafted, booty-shakin’ rhythms—a language that is understood all over the World! This Los Angeles World Band has just released 4 tracks on the latest compilation from Caravan Records and they released their debut album in May 2005.

Los Angeles World Band musicians

One of the musician is a diverse producer and percussionist, has toured the world as a cutting-edge electronic/world drummer for acclaimed electronica pioneers Electric Skychurch. He has a solid background in World music and studied ethno-musicology at UCLA as well as with world-renown masters. As a producer/composer he was recently honored with a Drama Desk Award nomination for best theatrical score for his contributions to the soundtrack for Ramayana 2k3. As a drummer, his credits include his own sample loop library CD released by Sony Digital Media, and he continues to work in Los Angeles as a sought-after session player and popular teacher.

The other musician is a dynamic and inspiring drummer/producer. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College Of Music, he has toured the world as the drummer for the Red Elvises (1995-2000). His diverse list of credits include Bob Dylan, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Cray, and Adam Sandler; Film/TV: Six String Samurai, Oprah Winfrey, Melrose Place, Penn & Teller, and many more. He works regularly as a composer and partner in music production house Fuel Music And Sound is an active and popular session player in the Los Angeles music scene and performs with this Los Angeles World Band.

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Country United States
City Los Angeles
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8 responses to “Los Angeles World Band 1”

  1. Press says:

    I was recently turned on to a CD that I cannot resist sharing with The Liquid Muse Community. Drums, sitars, hip-hop beats, jazz and electronics blend into a house – lounge – dance mix that I feel compelled to listen to, like, practically every day.
    – The Liquid Muse

  2. Press says:

    Particularly likely to appeal to those drawn to deep, layered percussion and rhythmic constructs, [this band’s] debut is a compelling cultural blend with multi-genre appeal. Electronic enough to please the club crowd yet likely organic enough to attract even world music purists, Frequency accomplishes a remarkable stylistic union while maintaining accessibility and some measure of mainstream marketability, making it an album whose appeal may have nearly the range of the music contained within.
    – Grave Concerns

  3. Press says:

    This is one of those rare electronica CD’s in which the music kicks some serious ass and could’ve sold just as well without the sinuous hips on the cover…tempos, instrumentation, vocals are all impeccable…If you’re in the lookout for a solid electronica CD to refresh your collection, you should seriously consider Frequency.
    – Socal.com

  4. Press says:

    The whole album possesses a sensual feel and even though the tracks vary in style, this album is a great joy to listen to in its complete form.
    – Groove Radio

  5. Press says:

    [This band] is the percussion equivalent of Carlos Santana, combining a multitude of percussion instruments with guest musicians to produce the appropriate sound for each particular piece of music. Their music is tasty, sweet and both relaxing and stimulating, the perfect background soundtrack for life.
    …[this band] played world music that made you want to dance, and the packed standing room only crowd was happy to comply.
    [Their] music is a living, breathing organism that enters your soul and sets your spirit free to dance and experience… Listening to their brand of music is a life-changing experience and should be enjoyed by all.
    – Music Connection Magazine

  6. Press says:

    Worlds may not exactly collide on “Frequency,” the new album by the world music/electronica duo […], but they sure do get together, hip to hip, body to body. In fact, the prevailing urge upon hearing what tag-team producers … have hatched is to dance.
    – Los Angeles Times

  7. Press says:

    [This band] is globalization at its most positive, … enlisting the assistance of a multi-national, multi-ethnic, and multi- confessional group of vocalists and musicians. The result is Frequency, the group’s debut album, a phenomenally diffuse set… The genius is that [this band] doesn’t fuse these myriad styles into an amorphous, generic world blob of a sound, but instead highlight their individuality, weaving each discrete one in and out of their songs, creating a vibrant tapestry that inter-connects the world’s music and rhythms in ways previously unimaginable. A fabulous set, and an enthralling ride across the planet.
    – Allmusic.com

  8. Client says:

    “Frequency is a great musical journey” – Sting

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