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Dujeous

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
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"Pitchfork Says:"

"The seven members of the Dujeous 'collective' mix rap, reggae, and soul with smatterings of jazz and rock but thankfully avoid the pitfalls of ponderous world music, always sounding more like a party at a friend's loft than at Alice Tully Hall. By the end, I wondered if Dujeous could reach through the speakers and magically pull me into their happy party universe. Maybe not, but another listen to "Good Green" is a pretty close second." -Pitchforkmedia.com - Pitchforkmedia.com


"URB Magazine Says:"

"Like their like-minded peers, Dujeous expands the definition of hip-hop, incorporating rock and reggae rhythms on one of the most slept on albums of 2004." - URB
- URB Magazine


"MTV.com Says:"

"These New York natives each possess an unbelievable amount of talent."- MTV.com - MTV.com


"The Source Says:"

"With a proven track record and a dope new album, Dujeous is destined for big things- whether they sign with a major or continue to grind it out independently." - The Source
- The Source Magazine


"RapReviews.com Says:"

As impressive as their song-writing is (the rapping is well above average, and the hooks are catchy), it may be the Dujeous' musicianship that really helps make "City Limits" a winner. The live instrumentation offers a completely full sound that will truly knock your speakers - the drums pop hard and the bass is as thick as August air." - Rapreviews.com - Rapreviews.com


"Allhiphop.com Says:"

City Limits is a solid first album effort. This album is definitely a New York soundtrack, without brandishing that quality... this is a groundbreaking album in terms of its Jazz qualities and chilled out take on Hip-Hop." -Allhiphop.com - Allhiphop.com


Discography

Streaming Samples Available @:
www.bandcamp.dujeous.com & www.dujeous.net

Dujeous Discography (partial):

2010
* Throne (Single)
featured on Hot 97's Real Late With Peter Rosenberg

* No Competition (Single)

* Dusk Til Dawn (EP Coming in August)

2009
* Day in Day Out (album)

2008
* Break Bread b/w Research (single)

2007
* Game 7 (mixtape)
* album, TBA, forthcoming

2006
* Live at Southpaw (CD, live album)
* Half Nelson Soundtrack (“Sometimes”)
*Mojo, The Cinematic Advances (mixtape)

2005
*AOL mixtape
*Live in Warsaw (CD, live album)

2004
* City Limits (CD, 2xLP)
* Sometimes b/w The Rules (12)
* Good Green b/w City Limits & The Wrench & The Chain

2003
* Heavy Traffic Mix Tapes I and II (CD)
* The Bastard EP (EP)
* As Promised (CD)

2002
* Spilt Milk b/w All MCs (12")

1999
* Breathtaking? b/w Epic Proportions & Cinematics (12)

1998
*Wax Po's Greatest Hits (tape)

1997
* Live in the Studio (tape)

1996
* Leading by Example (tape)

1995
* "New York Views" b/w "Expo" (exclusive)

Dujeous Featured Recordings:

2007
* Lily Allen, “Smile” (Mark Ronson RMX) feat. Mojo & Dave Guy

2006
*Akir, Legacy, "Legacy," feat. Mas D & Mojo
*Akir, Legacy, No Longer My Home, feat. Mojo,
*Akir, Legacy, Louisiana Purchase, feat. Mojo
*Delta, The Lostralian, The Greater Good, feat. Mojo

2005
*EQ f. Mojo, "Follow Through"
*EQ f. Mojo, "Groupie"

2003
* Rob Swift, Sound Event, Salsa Scratch feat. D-Styles & Bob James, Dave Guy (trumpet)
* Rob Swift, Sound Event, The Caper, Dujeous
* Rob Swift, Sound Event, The Ghetto, Dujeous

1999
* Mr. Len feat. Dujeous, Hidden Jewels, Sightlines
* Rob Swift, The Ablist, All That Scratching
* Rob Swift, The Ablist, Modern Day Music

Dujeous Production/Songwriting:

2007
* Mark Ronson, Versions, several songs co-written by Dave Guy & Apex

2006
* Akir, Legacy, "Legacy," prod. by Apex

2005
* Nas feat.Saigon, War Remix, co-prod. by Taylormade, featured in HBOs Entourage
* Purple City, "Gun Go" feat. Jim Jones & Juelz Santana, prod. by Taylormade & Dujeous
* Keith Murray, "Swagger Back", He's Keith Murray, co-written by Taylormade
* Beetroot, 13, co-written by Apex

2003
* Immortal Technique, Revolutionary Vol. 1, Dominant Species, prod. by Rheturik
2002
*Mojo & Subconscious, "The Angel & The Insect," prod. by Apex

Dujeous Session Work:

2007
* Mark Ronson, Versions, several songs, Dave Guy (trumpet) & Apex (bass)
* Amy Winehouse, Back to Black, several songs, Dave Guy (trumpet)
* Charles Tolliver, With Love, Dave Guy (trumpet)

2006
* Rhymefest, Sista, produced by Mark Ronson, Apex (bass)
* Mark Ronson, untitled forthcoming album, Apex (bass) & Dave Guy (trumpet)
* Akir, Legacy, Homeward Bound," Dave Guy (trumpet)
* Akir, Legacy, This Is Your Life," Apex (bass)

2005
*Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Naturally, Dave Guy (trumpet)
* Ladybug Mecca, Trip The Light Fantastic, Children Say, Oh Poor You, You Never Get It, Apex (bass)

2004
* Immortal Technique, Revolutionary Vol. 2, Cause of Death, Taylormade (guitar, bass)
* Immortal Technique, Revolutionary Vol. 2, Internally Bleeding, Dave Guy (trumpet)

2003
* Rob Swift, Sound Event, Salsa Scratch feat. D-Styles Dave Guy & Bob James (trumpet)
* Rob Swift, Sound Event, The Caper, (bass, guitar, trumpet, co-writing)
* Rob Swift, Sound Event, The Ghetto, (bass, trumpet, co-writing)

2002
*Lil Stef, "Misdemeanor," prod. by Kanye West, (bass, guitar, trumpet)

Film, Television, and Multimedia:

2007
* Crank Yankers (TV series, MTV 2), theme song
* Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes, (documentary, PBS), several songs featured in score

2006
* Final Fight: Streetwise, video game, Capcom: City Limits, Its, and First/Last featured in score, album image featured in game
* Half Nelson, feature film, Hunting Lane/Think Films: Sometimes featured in score and soundtrack
* Andy Milonakis: Season 1, TV series on DVD, MTV: Good Green, Sometimes, and Its featured in score
*Entourage, TV series, HBO: Nas feat. Saigon War Remix featured in score

2005
* Ultimate Hustler, TV series, BET: background scoring
* Kings & Queen, feature film, Wellspring Films: Spilt Milk featured in score

2004
* Soul Purpose, feature film, Teton Gravity: Good Green featured in score

2003
* The Life, TV series, ESPN: background scoring
* Just Another Story, feature film, Showtime: Spilt Milk featured in score

2002
* Blue Crush, feature film, Universal Films: Move and Sightlines featured in score

2001
* Lift, feature film Showtime Networks: All MCs featured in score
* PSA, Partnership for a Drug-Free America/MTV: scoring
* Paper Soldiers, feature film, Roc-a-Fella Films: scoring

1999
* Song for Celia, feature film: scoring
* Featured band, www.levis.com Web Launch

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Bio


Dujeous. Pronounced doo-jee-us. But it's not about their name, it's about who they are: a seven-man band, raised in the ways and days of old New York. Friends since elementary school, the Dujeous crew blew up through the NYC underground, selling out clubs, throwing monthly showcases that featured the best MCs in the Northeast, and burning up the airwaves of the legendary Stretch Armstrong radio show while they were still in high school. Fast-forward a few years and see who they are now: explosive live performers, feared MCs, in-demand musicians, and well-established producers set to unleash their sophomore album Day In Day Out. If you don’t know, now you know.

But it's not about who they are; it's about what they've done. The Duj graduated from hustling demos from streets and stages when they sold 20,000 units of their debut album, the acclaimed City Limits. The record reached No. 6 on the CMJ charts and got spins at top stations like NYC's Hot 97 and L.A.'s KCRW. Critics jumped on the bandwagon, calling Limits "groundbreaking" (allhiphop.com) and "a producer's dream" (Time Out NY). Urb named the band one of their "Next 100," while The Source featured them in its venerable Unsigned Hype column. The buzz propelled songs from Limits to the big screen, in movies such as Half Nelson, Blue Crush, Lift, and Kings & Queen, and the small screen, in TV shows such as Entourage, Saved, and Crank Yankers (for which Dujeous produced the theme song, featuring Rhymefest).

Dujeous followed up with the mixtapes Game 7 and No Clearance, which burned up broadband, garnering over 10,000 downloads each and praise on such influential blogs as Nah Right, DJBooth, Brooklyn Vegan and Pitchfork. Meanwhile, onstage, the Duj has busted out of the five boroughs to rock all across North America, Europe, and Asia, with the likes of Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, 311, The Roots, Funkadelic, John Legend, Mobb Deep, Slick Rick, Chali 2na, Wale and countless others. Word of their instrumental and production prowess spread, leading to some serious collaborations: They've played on stage and in the studio for Diddy, Kanye West, Mark Ronson, Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, Al Green, Skyzoo and Lauryn Hill, and produced for Talib Kweli, Dip Set, Jean Grae, Saigon, Mr. Lif and Keith Murray (see attached discography). It’s easy to see why Mark Ronson called Dujeous "New York’s only hip-hop band worth talking about," why XXL recently named Dujeous one of the top five hip-hop bands, and why WNYC viewers voted them best band in Manhattan.

Impressive, yes. But forget what they've done—it's what they're about to do: release their sophomore album Day In Day Out, taking their music and message forward in leaps and bounds. “We expanded and stepped out of the old formulas, both our own and hip-hop’s,” says Mojo. “New instruments, new guests, and new topics—we really challenged ourselves with this album musically and lyrically.”

Some things have remained constant: MCs Mojo, Mas D, and Rheturik keep the lyrics smart and to-the-point. Bassist Apex and drummer Tomek still provide that lunchroom-table boom-bap, while guitarist Taylormade and trumpeter David Guy (also a member of the Dap-Kings and Menahan Street Band) still bring twisted jazz, funk and rock melodies. But there are new ingredients in the mix: Keyboardist Borahm Lee (Lee Scratch Perry, Matisyahu) has joined the band, bringing spaced-out textures from dub and beyond. Dujeous didn’t stop there—strings, accordion, mellotron and other instruments from around the world have been added to the arsenal. Plus, while Limits was strictly a family affair, Day In Day Out is stocked with contributions from the Duj's talented extended circle, including platinum soulman John Legend, hip-hop provocateur Immortal Technique, and funk queen Sharon Jones, who appears on the album’s latest single and video, “Spectacular,” an inspirational banger punctuated by horn swells, a pulsing back beat, and, of course, Jones’ smoky, charismatic tenor. The video has received heavy airplay on BET’s Centric TV and Video Music Box. Day In Day Out made a fantastic debut on the CMJ Hip-Hop Charts this spring, while garnering features for the crew on Okayplayer.com, Soulculture, and Prefix Mag.

So forget everything else, and remember this: a new-and-improved sound, a new focus, and a new album that is taking Dujeous to new eardrums, new stages, new continents, new levels of success. In the end, that’s what it’s all about.