Elu The Dust

Elu The Dust

 Santa Ana, California, USA
BandPopSka

Elu The Dust is a High Energy Power Pop Band With the distinctive Influence of Reggae & Ska.

Biography

ELU THE DUST:
Two insightful musicians sat down one day, simply contemplating the wonderful inscrutability of life and music. Their thoughts incidentally alighted on a couple of their buddies, also proficient musicians. Eventually the inexorable tides of fate brought them together, thus creating the magic that is Elu The Dust. The fact that life is multifaceted, just like the peaceful ocean that becomes raging and tempestuous when in a storm. So also should human emotion be expressed through the freedom of music. The purpose of Elu The Dust, is to interpret true feeling and emotion, by application of the venerable medium of modern Ska, Reggae, Rock Music.
Dereck Blackman (originally from Trinidad & Tobago and the son of the legendary creator of Soca Music, the late Ras Shorty I), takes you on a phantasmagorical excursion, exploring enchanted valleys of soulful, emotive Lead Vocals, and tasty Guitar Licks. John McKnight (a former member of the legendary Los Angeles Funk, Punk Rock outfit, Fishbone), weaves his spells by masterfully manipulating, guitars, keys and trombone. Kevin Smith, on Bass possesses the ability (by incorporating incessant, infectious Bass lines) to compel you to get up and shake your ass. Josh Tanner on drums, like a clever magician, can formulate a formidable potion, consisting of potent drum beats, that will make you giddy with glee. The musical ecstasy ingested through your ear hole, will translate you to a rarefied plain of perpetual euphoria.
With three cds released (the three cds were released under their previous name, "Dominion Status") in the last few years to rave reviews and a placement on the TV show 90210. They are now poised to release their self titled latest offering, which is scheduled to be released by Spring of 2014. The new Enhanced CD, also includes the Music Videos for the singles, Third Engine, Fading and Whiplash. Look for it on www.itunes.com, www.cdbaby.com and your other favorite music stores and sites.

Lyrics

Everything

Written By: Dereck Blackman

Look around, look around you,
take a deep breath and feel the air. It's not what you think it's better than that, if only you can see inside my heart then you will see.
Every move and every thought, every breath every sight and every sound, eevrything I do is for you.
I can feel a chill in the air but it's not what you think it's better than that. And though you know that life sometimes can be so unfair, if only you look deep within your heart, then you will see.
Every move and every thought, every breath every sight and every sound, eevrything I do is for you.

The Blame Game

Written By: Dereck Blackman

She steps into the room with her face so confused, she says I'm tired of fighting and she wants to make it right. I know that we could if we try, then she opens a bottle, she says, baby let's do it tonight.

Cause I don't want to play that blame game no more, we don't have to play that blame game anymore.

Open your heart and open your mind see what's inside, I know what you need, cause I feel the same.

Crossroads

Written By: Dereck Blackman

Are you my real friend? Give me a sign, I've been through this many times wont go down that road, don't go down that road. You told me you want this, the feeling was mutual, don't pay me no lip service, don't go down that road, wont go down that road.

You're not better than anyone, why are you playing with my head? You think you're the chosen one but I choose myself instead.

Are you my true friend? then give me what's mine, I'm leaving you far behind, won't go down that road, don't go down that road.

Know Your Destiny

Written By: Dereck Blackman

Well if a man does not know himself then he cannot be free, he cannot be free in the world I say, oh yeah o yeah. He will be fighting down his own brother just to live, just to live up in society, oh yeah oh yeah. Just as a tree cannot survive without it's roots, so can a man not survive without truth, oh yeah oh yeah.

So people forget that social race, get to know yourself in a this here time, oh yeah oh yeah. Forget forget that pride of life I say, you got to know your destiny.

fighting for political powers is a waste of time, it's only going to blow your mind, oh yeah oh yeah. What we should be fighting for is our own freedom, because that's yours and mine, oh yeah oh yeah.

Tomorrow

Written By: Dereck Blackman

Well I know it's hard for you to stay, but I'll be so sad if you walk out on me. I was wrong in everyway tell me you'll stay don't you walk out on me.

Dont walk away, don't you walk out on me.

A you meh love! If love was a ting dat money couda a buy, the rich wouda live maybe de poor wouda die. I told you dat I love you yuh say it untrue, I had to grab yuh hand so you could understand, that you are de one dat a love my girl but you can't keep on crowding up my world, you are de one dat a love my girl.

Tomorrow will be alright, stay here with me I'll show you the light. But you wouldn't change your mind, can't stand the pain love is so unkind.

Love is a ting dat do come easy, everyday yuh ha to work to make it irie. Dominion Status coming wit a different stylee, come fi mash up de dance in a de town an in a de country, yuh lucky say me come here fi mash up de place, make you shake yuh arse, make yuh shake yuh waist, yuh lucky say me come here fi bomb up de place make yuh shake yuh arse make yuh shake yuh waist. Come gyul, come mek yuh wine up yuh waist, come gyul, come mek yuh shake up yuh waist.

Knock On The Door

Written By: Dereck Blackman

Yuh want to know de deal ah say yuh want to know de score? All you have to do is simply knock pwuan de door.:
You’re not alone in the world, so don’t you cry dry your eyes stop a while and think of what you’re doing, life’s worth living. One day you’ll be receiving, what your heart is craving for.
CHORUS: You just have to knock on the door.
Yuh want to know de deal ah say yuh want to know de score? All you have to do is simply knock pwuan de door.:
The sun don’t shine every day and there are times when it rains, heart of pain. Your mind id tired dreaming of what you should be feeling, you feel the need for someone, a place where nothing would be wrong.
You just have to knock on the door.
Yuh want to know de deal ah say yuh want to know de score? All you have to do is simply knock pwuan de door. Everyday yuh wake up and yuh don’t now who you are, yuh doh no yuhself, yuh doh no what yuh living for. Yuh living in fear, yuh doh have no hope yuh full a despair, with nuttin to do and nowhere to go no badda fi care. Meh tell yuh something meh know gwuine work fuh sure, all yuh have to do is simply knock pwuan de door.

Written By: Dereck Blackman. © 2008 (p) Bamboo ut Publishing B.M.I.

Dereck Blackman: Lead & Background Vocals, Guotars.
Josh Schreiber: Drums
John McKnight: Bass

Free

Written By: Dereck Blackman

It’s a mystery to me, how people just can’t see all the beauty life can be to you and me. We still walk the same old roads the others walked before, where is the magic we have all been searching for? Cause we’re just lost in pride and selfish vanities, we just won’t let ourselves be free.

I still hear te same old cries I’ve been hearing everyday, you know they just have the same old things to say. From their tongues the loving flow, but the truth in their heart shows in all their actions heaven knows. Cause in their souls all I can see is hatred greed and enmity, they just won’t let themselves be free.

I will walk the paths of love and I’ll conscious of all the wonders life has brought to you and me, in my heart I’ll wear a smile and with you by my side, we’ll face anything that comes. And I’ll know that we will see and that together we will be free eternally.

We all deserve to be free.

Written By: Dereck Blackman © 2008 (P) Bamboo Hut Publishing-BMI

Dereck Blackman: Lead & Background Vocals, Bass, Guitars & Percussion.
Josh Schreiber: Drums, Background Vocals & Percussion.

All The Way

Written By: Dereck Blackman

Tell me what you need and I’ll go out of my way to make you smile today, show me how you feel and I’ll take consideration and bring all of your friends cause they are welcome.
We’re going all the way, cause it’s Sunday and that’s my fun day, We’re going all the way, cause it’s Sunday and that’s my fun day. You’ve got to rock and roll, you’ve got to take control and find you inspiration, to give it all you’ve got cause you’ve got a lot. You’ve got raise your hands and take a stand, show us what you’ve got cause you’ve got a lot.
We’re answering the call, we’re stepping up to the plate, cause we know time won’t wait, we’re pulling ut all the stops and clearing a path, cause this is how it is, this is where we’re at.

Written By: Dereck Blackman © 2008 (P) Bamboo Hut Publishing-BMI

Dereck Blackman: Lead & Background Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars.
Josh Schreiber: Drums, Background Vocals.
John Mc knight: Guitars, & Bass

Discography

OUR NEW SELF TITLED CD IS OUT NOW!

Set List

Our set list is comprised of our original music which includes songs from our 3 cds, "The Blame Game" "Orgonon" & "Fear & Loathing In The O.C. Songs include (Everything, Blame Game, The Fallen, Recurring Decimal, Fun, Regret,Come In,All the Way, Know Your Destiny, Tomorrow,etc).