Hello, Summer is the 3rd full length LP from the talented drummer/producer/composer/band leader. Available now on vinyl (clear "pool blue" wax), digital and all streaming platforms.
The most summery, breeziest, soul jazz-steeped sounds we've heard from Pat Van Dyke! Pat covers a lot of territory on Hello Summer, a lot of it with a 70s jazzy soul vibe, but stretching much farther – with strains of reggae and breakbeat funk, bossa and more – and it's anything but a stylistic mishmash. It flows masterfully,most tracks blending into the next in a way that makes this a vital beginning-to-end listen. Along the way he gets some excellent solos on horns, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, guitar that make it that much deeper instrumentally, with titles that include "Lotus", "Chaos & Confusion", "Return Of the Bossa Break", "Like They Used To Say", "Go-Go", "Hello, Summer", "Blues For Benny", "Gutter Ball", "Stone Road" and "All I Need (Outro)" - Dusty Groove
We're over the top thrilled to once again work with the oh so very talented Pat Van Dyke.
Hello, Summer is his beautiful new album out 6/22 on Cotter Records / Stereo Vision Recordings.
Lotus is the lead single and is now available on all streaming + digital platforms.
Drummer/composer/producer Pat Van Dyke drops his single “Lotus,” the first from the upcoming album entitled Hello, Summer—a funky, upbeat, and cheerful jazz record that hits the spot for heavy summer rotation - Wax Poetics
Think early 70’s CTI vibes x Roy Ayers in your classic ride with the windows open and PVD and company providing the soundtrack to your shore adventure - Flea Market Funk
Stay tuned for details!
We're thrilled to play a small part in the release of this incredible album.
Embracing a recording environment that usually involves sitting on the floor in a dark room, the Dirty Art Club production style is anchored around the technique of creating a sonic texture based on multiple sources: The fruits of vinyl digging trips are combined with layers of live instrumentation and embellished with field recordings and atmospheric effects. These component parts are skillfully mixed so that they “sound like one sample.” It’s a trick that creates a unity of sound where songs segue together while moving the emotional narrative along.
Pre-order the 2xLP on clear vinyl over at Fat Beats. Out 2/16/2018.
We're super excited to be releasing a new 45 from the talented Pat Van Dyke, featuring a remix by the legendary DJ Spinna!
Two cuts off PVD's 'Technicolor HI-FI' LP get the remix treatment. DJ Spinna flips "Two Sides" for the A side, while PVD himself gives us a new take on "Frequency" (PVD Rhythm Ace Remix).
Listen below and pre-order the 45 HERE.
So thrilled to have the Village Voice feature us and our latest release.
Bobbito Garcia, the New York DJ and streetball legend, doesn't like the playlist on his East Village Radio show to be predictable. "I kind of pride myself on the fact that you can never guess what I'm going to play," he says during a recent phone interview.
So how then does Garcia account for the fact that for three consecutive weeks on his show in February and March, he set things off with the same exact record, a jazz cut from an album called Technicolor Hi-Fi by the drummer, bandleader and producer Pat Van Dyke?
There's certainly no personal connection.
"I don't know Pat from a can of paint," Garcia says. "But what I perceive the PVD record to be is a jazz record that's probably produced by someone young enough to be raised on hip-hop."
"There's records that scream at you to play them," he adds. "The PVD record just kind of yells, 'Yo, play me.'"
Read the full article HERE.
We're beyond thrilled to be a part of this one. A-side features Grammy Award winning singer Anthony Hamilton, while the B-side enlists the Wu-Tang Clan's very own Inspectah Deck and upcomer Silent Knight. Both cuts appear on the album Be Real Black for Me, available worldwide April 15th from our friends at Elementality Productions. 7" vinyl via Cotter Records.
- Limited-Edition Translucent Red 7" Vinyl
- 250 copies worldwide
- Begins shipping late April
- "I Just Love Music" ft. Anthony Hamilton b/w "The Love" ft. Inspectah Deck & Silent Knight
- $10 + shipping
Huge thanks to all who came out! And a big congrats to PVD on the new record!
Set for release on 12/10/13, you can pre-order the Vinyl LP (w/ Bonus 45) HERE.
Limited-Edition of 100 and presented on clear vinyl. Bonus 45 features two exclusive remixes by John Robinson & Lux Deville.
(iTunes pre-order also available here)
Walk It Off
Talk To Em
*Listen to Frequency below.
A few new releases slated for the coming months. Here's a listen to some past releases:
Look for this one coming your way in early December 2013! Sticker for the LP jacket below.
Hip Hop veteran John Robinson & PVD have been rocking crowds together at such venues as The Blue Note, NJPAC, & Southpaw for over 3 years. J.R., a veteran of the underground Hip Hop scene has recorded with MF Doom, Danger Mouse, J.Rawls, Scienz of Life, Flying Lotus & many more. PVD's jazz influenced breaks & Robinson's intelligent wordplay have been quickly gaining the respect of audiences young and old.
This release sees the duo putting their talents to wax on a limited edition 45. Both tracks are sure to be praised by true-school hip hoppers and jazz fans alike, not to mention those who appreciate quality, heartfelt music of any genre. The slick, up-tempo "Miles & Trane" leads the way – doing more than just paying homage to two of the greats. On the flip is "Kiss The Sky", which sees JR speaking on what is important ("Who's your inspiration? Who's influential in your life? Have you reflected lately? Kiss your children and your wife") backed with the lovely vocals of Melinda Camille. Enjoy this 45.