Biography / Info
Djembe Music Works LLC is an independent music production company based in Phoenix, Arizona. It's founder Draft Drumz is a member of the Cleveland based production team The Syncronauts (w/Jazzmarc and Dominator). He has produced music for Paulie Rhyme, Rep Life, Iyan Anomalie, MC Jamalski (Paris, France via Dj Lord Jazz), Incksalonious, Garbs Infinite, Dre Rock, Ngina Fayola, Janine Mathias (Brazil), Spittin' Image, Toy Robinson, and many more. Draft Drumz has music featured in the Graffiti Verite series of street art instructional videos showcasing the art of Los Angeles based visual artist Ayumi Chisolm (SANO).
Djembe Music Works has mixed and edited performance music for the Uptown Dance Academy's holiday production The Black Nutcracker (Harlem, NY). We have also mixed and edited competition music for the Lehman College Cheerleading Squad (Bronx, NY). As a solo artist, Draft Drumz competed in beat battles at CBGB's Gallery, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and The 5 Spot Lounge. He has also been featured in Jerry Barrow's online production blog "Nodfactor" under the name Rough D.R.A.F.T.
Draft's influences are Jazmarc, Robie Man, D.I.T.C, Primo, Large Professor, Pete Rock, Joao Gilberto, Afro-Latino rhythms, Herbie Hancock, Jazz-Funk fusion, and many, many more. His mentors / teachers are highly skilled Cleveland, Ohio beatsmiths and engineers like Jazmarc, Robie Man, Moe Tex, Jeff Black, Gerald "EQ" Robinson (R.I.P), and Phatty Banks.