Musician, conceptual artist and jack of all creative trades Dru Barnes has released "You" and the Hazy James remix. The track challenges typical R&B conventions on love in the erotic, emotional and spiritual senses and is the second to come from Barnes' long-awaited solo LP, Silent Light out May 6 on Dither Down Records.
Both Blackbook & IMPOSE recently lauded Dru’s music and compelling story in featuring "Jean-Michel", as well as the track's fitting resurgence story for the artist. "Jean-Michel” is a powerful trap-heavy homage to Basquiat and Dru wrote the song as a tribute to his life and a reflection of where he is now in his own journey.
Barnes spent the better part of the last decade making waves in hip-hop and R&B communities in experimental duo, JOGYO. Following a near-death experience, Barnes was compelled to usher in a new chapter and recorded all of Silent Light in the wake of his tragedy. The Jamaica-via-Brooklyn musician continues to challenge genres and explore avenues for expression, but seeks to utilize sound as a tool for transformation on his upcoming debut.
Dither Down is headed up by Tim Wagner of Sunrise HWY & 33Hz and DJ Chicus of the reggae label, Redbud Records. Blending
their love of Indie Pop with Disco, Dub, 80s electro and House, Dither Down releases songs by up and coming New York artists and pairs them with the best new remixers from around the world....more