As promised, I had to post a little something about my new friend Marron of 'Based On Kyoto'/'Dub Dub on Seng' who I had the pleasure of jamming with Thursday night at the Japonica record store. I've been a fan ever since my man Kazuo passed me his release on my trip to Kyoto last year, especially because its pretty rare to hear steel drums rocked on contemporary dancefloor joints. Needless to say 'Calypso On-Seng' and 'Flying Pan' have both been on steady rotation...
So, to my utter $&^* amazement, I find out at soundcheck that Marron is ACTUALLY playing a guitar on these tracks, not steel drums. He started to tell me how he does it, a combination of a pitch shifter and a few other pedals, but I stopped him short of sharing his secret. Lets just chalk that shit up to magic, shall we?
Marron said it would be okay to share these songs with you, please support by visting the Japonica online store here if you're feeling the vibes... Marron has also just released a CD he composed for yoga which I'm listening to right now (perfect for post-tour wind down).
PS. The Recloose/Frank Booker remix of Based On Kyoto's 'Just After The Rain' is currently at the record press... keeping you posted.
Based On Kyoto- Flying Pan
Dub Dub on Seng- Calypso On Seng