Always on the search for new adventures and ways to expand his musicality, DJ Premier will unveil his new live band with a series of upcoming shows in Japan. Preemoâ€™s new band will perform for the first time in Osaka, Japan with two shows on 1-28-15 and then with four shows in Tokyo, Japan at Billboard Live on 1-30-15 and 1-31-15.
With Premier on the wheels of steel and as the soul-controller, Premierâ€™s 4-man band consists of a bass player, drummer, horns, keys and trombone and they will be putting their instrumental flourishes to his catalog of classics from Gang Starr to Jay-Z, Biggie & Nas and everything in-between and will be weaving in brand new compositions as well.
“I put a live band together because I’ve always dreamed of being in one ever since I was a kid. I have a funky group of players assembled to play my classics and perform new things” DJ Premier states.
The members of DJ Premierâ€™s live band are:
DJ Premier- (Turntables)
Brady Watt- (Bass)
Lenny “The Ox” Reece- (Drums)
Takuya Kuroda- (Horns and Keys)
Corey King- (Trombone and Keys)
“I can play a little drums, bass and guitar but not like these guys, so I will stay on the wheels.Â Â In a short four-days of meeting and rehearsing we clicked as if we knew each other for years.Â Â This is a new adventure into expanding my brand.Â Â I will always DJ, produce and be an artist because that’s what artist’s do.Â Â We open new lanes, but never close the lanes that we already opened.Â Â Keeping the roots of your foundation in tact is what gives you longevity. Basically what I’m saying is: Â Let’s Ride!!”