DTW w/ A Hot Mess, Sweet N’ Juicy
May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm$8.00
w/ A Hot Mess, Sweet N’ Juicy
by WildCraft Cider Works:
Friday May 24, 2019
21 and older event
Funk / Soul / Jam
Ticket link: https://bpt.me/4226854
Advance tickets on-line will cost $8.00
Day of show tickets on-line and at the door will cost $10.00
Drawing equal influence from all of its 11 members, DTW is redefining the sound of horn bands. Moving away from the expected R&B/Soul covers, DTW blends elements of jazz, funk, reggae, and hip-hop to create fresh arrangements of iconic movie, tv, and video game themes, as well as inspired originals. With a sound reminiscent of Tower of Power, Lighthouse, and Chicago, the DTW trademark is to deliver complex arrangements on a foundation deep, danceable grooves. The band is rooted its’ Pacific Northwest heritage, but stands out against the sea of indie-rock and folk groups the region is known for. DTW has a big sound that is best suited for big stages and festivals.
The sound of DTW is best characterized as hard hitting, high energy Funk. This is not Funk in a traditional sense, but rather using Funk as a foundation on which an amalgamation of influences are used to make the unexpected danacable. DTW draws inspiration from Sly & the Family Stone, Tower of Power, Bob Marley, Groundation, Charles Mingus, Herbie Hancock, Big L, and KRS One, to name only a few. DTW’s big sound is defined by a 4-piece live horn section, and up to 7 horns in the studio. Utilizing the horn section as the centerpiece of the band, DTW can create a full-bodied, timbral complexity that can come only from the diversity of instruments on stage. Side-stepping this structure, DTW is also known for their improv funk jams, based on the vibe of the crowd.
DTW was originally founded in 2013 as a 5 piece funk group by members of Oregon State University that had a passion for Jazz and Funk. The full horn section was added at the first Funk in the Forest music festival in 2013 as a special feature, but it was not until the summer of 2014 that the horn section was solidified as part of the roster. In 2018, Alpha Ready joined forces with DTW, adding a new hip-hop/vocal element that continues to define the band. DTW is firmly rooted in the Pacific Northwest and the inherent culture that separates and defines this region: A connection to nature, communities rooted in locally produced goods and services, and an accepting social environment that helps foster unique and creative ‘craft’ art. With these ideals in mind, DTW seeks to introduce its craft brand of Funk to the world stage.
The full name of DTW, Despite the Whiteness, carries an inherently racial connotation. Originally more glib than thoughtful, the name has developed a deeper meaning over the years, and it now signifies a racial awareness of the musical genres that define DTW. DTW firmly believes that music transcends race and culture and equally understands the importance and necessity of acknowledging the origin and history of the music. After many inspired talks DTW now rallies behind a unified message of breaking down the social barriers that divide people and cultures. Using music as the catalyst, the band wants all of the labels that people and society ascribe to each other that divide to disappear so as to unite all races, colors and generations.