Drum Drivers is the essence of the artistic complicity between two Beatmakers, Linkrust and Slone. Both members of the collective French-speaking "Tour De Manège" they follow each other from a distance until the day when at a virtual crossroads the two associates meet for a musical road trip towards California. This duo of talented beatmakers takes us to the crossroads of their influences through encounters during their journey. 12 tracks mostly punctuated by drums with a demonic groove. 12 stopovers tinged with Jazz, Blues, sprinkled with Folk and Psych Rock. Adding vocals with Japanese and Portuguese accents, a few scratches and some trumpet solos. You will then obtain an album which can be listened to as one watches a film, from beginning to end, driven by dynamic drums, a bass with funky flavor, on atmospheres that are both chill and contemplative.
This defintely isn't the first release from either of the two producers. Coming off the back of some remarkable collaborations with US, English and French artists. Awon, Tiff the Gift, K21, Yoshi da original, or even Akhenaton and Napoléon da Legend on Aneeway Jones' "Sfumato" project for Linkrust. Kohndo, Audessey, Rita J, Racecar, Melodiq, Chima Anya for Slone. The "Drum Drivers project" will be available in two volumes...
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First seen on the microphone ("Premices" 2011, "JazzHome" 2012) then behind the machines, it was with the "Daily Road Tape" trilogyreleased in 2013 that he refined his style and identity.
After participating in projects and collectives (Jazz Jousters & le Premier Sens) and two beat tapes in 2014 "Moods" & "Cycle", his first album "At The Boom Jazz Café" and his many renowned guests (Kohndo, Racecar , Audessey, Rita J, Melodiq, Chima Anya) places SLONE as a recognized beatmaker in the hip hop scene.
Productive artist, SLONE continues to work on the compilations of the English label Millennium Jazz Music and joins the French-speaking team of beatmakers Tour De Manège.In 2018, he produced a joint album with English rapper Chima Anya
"People Forget" and three volumes of "The Nap" with his "Jbro" Kayo via the labels Millennium Jazz Music / Albatros Music.
In 2020 Slone produced a new album entitled "Soul Series" in vinyl format with a crownfunding campaign via the Diggers Factory platform.
Considered a swiss army knife of hiphop by his homies,"Linkrust can rap, scratch, sound mix, sound design, make beats and cook the best pizzas since 2011".
In 2013 he worked on his first solo project wich will becomea diptych: "drive me back to djakarta" and "drive me back to abidjan".These 2 albums launched him on the international scene with a bunch of featuring such as Tiff the gift (Don't sleep record) or K21 (golden era record). He drop few singles with labels Hobo Truffle, Golden Era record, Don't sleep record (USA).
In 2016 he produce a collab album called Moon Beams with US rapper Awon,released on Vinyl-Digital label and appears on Tiff the gift album "it gets greater later". At the same time he keeps producing instrumental albums with another diptych "Gone mad" and "Gone for good", plus lately, few beat tapes call Drop a verse to this vol 1 & 2 and rap EPs "Zone de confort" and "Zone de turbulence".
As a hiphop artist, Linkrust remains an underground guy who can drop free tracks or beat battle submission on his soundcloud.