Diggin’ This: DOMi & JD BECK – “WHATUP” (Blue Note Records)


Your summer 2022 poolside playlist belongs to DOMi & JD BECK.


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Metz, France keyboardist and Berklee College of Music alum Domitille Degalle aka DOMi louna met Texas drummer JD Beck at the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) trade show back in 2018.



Beck was previously mentored by percussion artists from the Dallas music scene including the Stanley Clarke Band’s Mike Mitchell and Snarky Puppy’s Robert “Sput” Searight.



After catching the attention of Anderson .Paak via online videos of their performances, the duo went on to co-write “Skate” for Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars’ project, Silk Sonic



Now signed to Anderson .Paak’s Blue Note imprint, today the duo released their latest single, “WHATUP.”



As that gleaming flurry of keys and drums cascaded through my headphones after pressing play on “WHATUP,” I remember thinking that I would love to hear DOMi and JD duet with Thundercat



Lo and behold, I then find out that Thundercat appears not once but twice on their new album, NOT TiGHT, along with Mac DeMarco, Busta Rhymes, and Herbie Hancock!









“WHATUP” is taken from DOMi & JD BECK‘s new album, NOT TiGHT, released July 29 via Blue Note Records.





Stream more from the duo here.





Check out more from my new favorite jazz artists here




listen to the tracks I’m very into right now on my 2022 Essentials playlist here