Rude Boy

by JOGYO

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The name, JOGYO translates from sanskrit as "Pure thoughts or stillness among action." The band, JOGYO is about flow, surrendering to the constant change and harnessing it to create a sonic bombast that is hard to compare to any other. Reggae and hardcore elements mingle with tribal and folkloric influences to create an entirely new sound. Marrying components of tribal music with electronic beats results in music that somehow recalls the best work of Public Enemy producers "The Bomb Squad" while simultaneously calling back to the artists roots in the African Diaspora and the New York art world. JOGYO is Dru Barnes.

Raised just outside Trenchtown, Dru Barnes spent much of his youth in the woods with his grandparents learning the old traditions of his home country. After coming to America armed with the lessons learned in the woods, he began to apply them to music and art projects in New York.

On “Rudeboy,” JOGYO’s debut single (Digital 9/13, 7" vinyl 9/27 via Dither Down Records), Barnes, in an attempt to push things forward, exclaims, “I don’t wanna be a rudeboy no more no more.” Produced by The Last Nights, AKA Jordan Parker, “Rudeboy” is a distorted electro dancehall onslaught.

The b-side is “Thundacat,” a bass-heavy yet quirky dance floor banger also produced by Parker.

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released 08 November 2011

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JOGYO New York, New York

The name, JOGYO translates from sanskrit as "pure thoughts or stillness among action." The band, JOGYO is about flow, surrendering to the constant change and harnessing it to create a sonic bombast that is hard to compare to any other.

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