Deantoni Parks is first and foremost a drummer, and he’s provided percussion for artists like John Cale, Sade, the Mars Volta, Flying Lotus, and more. But Technoself is the result of Parks’ focus on how his rhythms manifest in solo work, and he frequently plays drums with one hand while working a sampler with the other. Parks manipulates all his rhythms and beats live, a feat that almost has to be seen to be believed. If you need that proof, take a look here. Parks will be opening for Run The Jewels — a group who he matches in ideology and skill, if not completely in sound — and here’s how he describes the album:
The sound result of Technoself is a digestion of beloved sounds being refined, filtered, and re-arranged in the time period of the average thought… segmented, split-second curated soundscapes atop a highway of refined, war-drum rhythms.
Listen to brand new track “Our Shadows” below, and check out his tour dates with Run The Jewels.
09/29 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto w/ Run The Jewels
09/30 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls w/RTJ
10/02 Austin, TX @ Official ACL Aftershow with TV on the Radio
10/03 Austin, TX @ ACL Fest
10/05 Nashville, TN @ Marathon w/RTJ
10/06 Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall w/RTJ
10/07 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s w/RTJ
10/10 Austin, TX @ ACL Fest
10/12 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues w/RTJ
10/13 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues w/RTJ
10/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee w/RTJ
10/16 Pomona, CA @ Fox w/RTJ
10/20 Denver, CO @ Ogden w/RTJ
10/21 Denver, CO @ Ogden w/RTJ
10/22 Kansas City, MO @ Midland w/RTJ
10/23 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/RTJ
10/24 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall w/RTJ
Technoself is out 12/4 via Leaving Records/Stones Throw. Pre-order it here.