Check out TAJ featuring Kaye!
TAJ featuring Kaye, performing a medley of J Dilla tunes. TAJ’s EP on darkerthanwax drops worldwide on Jan 30th 2015. Pre orders begin 23rd Jan!
Triple snare setup. Hear the qualities of each one of them clearly.
Whether the power-funk sound of the 14 x 6.5 steam-bent mahogany/birch hybrid right from the start, the throaty roar of the 14 x 7 aluminium from 4:00, or the power-piccolo crack of the 13 x 7 steam-bent claro walnut snare at 12:25, you know you’re in for a treat.
Trust Teo Jia Rong to know how to pull the best out of all three of them.
Pablo Calzado played for a massive 35 000 strong crowd in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, today as the drummer for international star Wang Lee Hom. Pablo plays an exclusive 10-ply 14 x 6.5 Maple snare with Amboynia Burl veneer, finished with brass and gold hardware. He tops it off with gorgeous 32-ply maple hoops with hoop-shaping and Bubinga inlay by Stellar drums. Check it out!
Wang Leehom (born May 17, 1976), sometimes credited as Leehom Wang, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actor and film director. He is currently based in Taiwan. Formally trained at the Eastman School of Music, Williams College and Berklee College of Music, his musical style is known for fusing Chinese elements (such as Beijing opera, traditional styles of ethnic minorities, Chinese classical orchestra) with hip-hop and R&B. Wang has been active since 1995 and contributed in 25 albums. He is also a four-time winner of Taiwan’s Golden Melody Awards, the “Grammys” of Taiwanese music. His concert at the Beijing Bird’s Nest on April 14, 2012 was the first solo pop concert to be held at the venue.
In addition to his music, Wang also acted in several films, including Ang Lee‘s Lust, Caution and Jackie Chan‘s film Little Big Soldier. He is an environmental activist, and his album Change Me was dedicated to raising eco-awareness among Chinese youth. Wang was one of the first torchbearers for the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, and performed in the Olympics’ closing ceremony in Beijing. He was again a torchbearer for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, making him the only person in the Mandarin pop circle to have taken part in the event twice. He is a longtime ambassador for World Vision Taiwan and was appointed World Vision Malaysia’s 15th anniversary ambassador (from October 2011 to September 2012).
He was listed as one of Goldsea‘s “The 100 Most Inspiring Asian Americans of All Time”.
We got a pleasant surprise today in the papers: TODAY ran an article on the innovative trio TAJ, consisting of Timothy De Cotta, Audrey Tengkey, and our main man Teo Jia Rong. Check it out.
From Audrey of TAJ:
“Thank you TODAY paper for the feature! TAJ will be performing at Blu Jaz cafe tonight, 930pm-midnight! We will be featuring all the songs from our EP that can be pre-ordered in iTunes & Boomkat. Come and hang out with us! #TheAstralJourneyEP #DarkerThanWax#WeMove — with Teo Jia Rong and Timothy De Cotta.”
We’ve been using Aquarian drumheads for all our custom drums right from the get-go. Their innovation, quality, tone, durability, and wide variety of options made them the ideal choice to bring out the best in our drums. Everyone should have access to these wonderful heads easily and at competitive prices.
So, we decided to become Aquarian dealers officially.