9 QUESTIONS WITH DRUM! MAGAZINE (Feature)
FEBRUARY 15, 2019
BY PHIL HOOD
If I started listing all the people Daru Jones has played with in the last 20 years we’d be here until the internet freezes over. It’s a big list drawn from the worlds of pop gigs, arena shows with Jack White, DJ duos, EDM, country, jazz, and R&B. Despite his versatility, though Jones is first and foremost a hip-hop drummer with an R&B-inflected style he calls “soulhop.” With his encyclopedic knowledge of hip-hop nuance that starts with Dre and Dilla and rolls up to the present day, and an equally insightful understanding of his heroes such as Gadd, Hakim, and Colaiuta, he is frequently called on bring his special contemporary magic to projects in the roles of drummer, musical director, or producer.
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