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Two BIG pieces of news this month......

First off....my next record will be released on Jakarta Records, a really great label out of Germany with a great roster of talented artists & producers.  I'm super excited to partner with these guys to bring you the follow up to Technicolor HI-FI.  Stay tuned for details on the upcoming LP / Digital release.

Next up, I'm really excited to announce that I've been working with a great foundation over the course of the past 2 years who have built a beautiful new live music venue / Jazz Club in downtown Newark, NJ.  "Duke's Southern Table" will have it's Grand Opening Friday 10/10 at 5 pm.   I'll be serving as music director for the venue, bringing some of my own projects to the stage, as well as hosting other great local and national touring artists at the new venue.  Check the calendar page for performance info.

"MODERN VINTAGE", the forthcoming record from John Robinson & PVD is available for pre-order NOW!  

Available on VinylCD, and at iTunes.

If you haven't already, check out the first leak entitled "Know My Style" from a record that will feature JR & PVD alongside Sadat X, El Da Sensei, Shabaam Saahdeeq, Sam Barsh, Melinda Camille, Arin Maya, and many more.  

The initial pressing of Technicolor HI-FI (clear vinyl & bonus 7") is now SOLD-OUT!  Thanks to all of you who supported the release. 

Cotter Records & PVDMusic are pleased to announce the 2nd pressing of Technicolor HI-FI. 
Limited Edition Black Vinyl. 100 copies pressed.
Shipping NOW!  Order your copy here! 

The 2nd pressing of Technicolor HI-FI will not include the Bonus 7" containing the remixes from Lux DeVille and John Robinson. A limited amount of copies of the Remixes 7" vinyl are available here.  

 

 

Bobbito Garcia, Pat Van Dyke, and Cotter Records had a chance sit down with the Village Voice this week. The result is a feature article that I am honored to be a part of.  

"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.'"

-Legendary DJ: Bobbito Garcia

read the full article here:  Village Voice: Digging into the Vinyl-Only World of Cotter Records

The good folks at Revive Music featured Technicolor HI-FI this week on their site and had me write up a track by track analysis of the recent release.  Check it out here and be sure to leave a comment! 

Technicolor HI-FI Track by Track Analysis at Revive Music

DJ Center showed some love for Technicolor HI-FI this week and played Frequency on East Village radio while subbing for Bobbito Garcia on his weekly radio show.  Check out the show here: and be sure to leave a comment!

2013 was a damn good year!  I saw a lot of projects that were a long time in the making, finally come to fruition.  I played a ton of great shows, made lots of great music in the studio, and made new connections with talented individuals eager to take things to the next level.  Take a moment to reminisce with me....

8thW1 (Darryl) and I began work on a full length studio record in 2012 and we teamed up with DJ KO and Elementality Productions to release Lux DeVille in May of this year.  After nearly a 3 year break, fans, bloggers, and DJs welcomed 8th back and appreciated the new sound of Lux DeVille.  We had the chance to bring our live show to Live at The Loft for TONE's incredible house party / live web series as well as sign a fruitful licensing deal with Black and Mild Tobacco products.  Look out for a new Lux DeVille EP in 2014.  

My long overdue instrumental LP "Technicolor HI-FI" finally saw a release in 4th quarter of this year.  An opportunity to record my original tunes with some of my favorite musicians and switch hats from not only producer, but drummer & bandleader, I couldn't be more proud of how the record turned out.  Cotter Records released the record on gorgeous limited edition clear vinyl and the good folks from Jersey City vinyl culture collective; Open Crates funded the bonus 45 included with the LP which features remixes from Lux DeVille and John Robinson.  DJ KO and Elementality Productions handled the digital release.  DJs, vinyl collectors, and fans worldwide have been incredibly supportive of this release and I look forward to starting out 2014 right with the record release show at the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club on January 3rd.  I could not have made this record without the talents of Jesse Fischer (Soul Cycle), Josh David Barrett (Q-Tip / Judah Tribe), Jordan Scannella, Brian Coloumbe, Keenan Ormsby, John Robinson, Ramon Rodriguez, Joel Porto (Bobby Garcia), Alessandro Perrotta,  and Darryl Murphy (8thW1).  Look out for the follow up to Technicolor HI FI in 2014. 

After the incredible response from DJs and vinyl collectors for our limited edition vinyl release of Miles & Trane in 2012, John Robinson and I made it a priority to finish our full length album together this year.  With only 8 songs complete, we signed a deal with Boston's Brick Records, and completed the 17 track album.  Modern Vintage features an incredible cast of musicians and collaborations with such legendary hip hop artists as Sadat X (of Brand Nubian), El Da Sensei (of The Artifacts), Shabaam Saadiq, ID 4Windz, as well as up and coming singers; Arin Maya, and Melinda Camille.  JR is a true veteran in this business and it has been a pleasure to craft this record with him.  JR and I also had the opportunity to bring our live show to Live at The Loft for another memorable evening.  Stay tuned for Modern Vintage from John Robinson & PVD on Brick Records in 2014.

Aside from that, I played some great gigs with Jersey City rock band; The One and Nines, made a few bucks leading my own club-date band for some wealthy corporate clients, recorded a funky synth christmas jam under the alias Max Digatron, recorded and produced recordings for aspiring singers in my humble Jersey City studio, and tracked drums for some happy clients.  I couldn't have accomplished half of what I did this year without the help of my growing team of supporters.  Audio engineers, graphic designers, videographers, musicians, publicists, label owners, journalists, bloggers, DJs, fans, friends, and family all continue to motivate and inspire me.  Truly, I thank you.   


A short list of people I owe a sincere thank you to for all of their hard work on my behalf this year:

Jessica Van Dyke (my beautiful wife and mother of my 3 kids)

Brian Coloumbe (Cotter Records)

Keenan Ormsby (Elementality Productions)

Anthony TONE Torsiello (Live at The Loft)

Darryl Murphy (Lux DeVille)

Ramon Rodriguez (Co-Pilots)

John Robinson

Alessandro Perrotta (AVP Audio Engineering)

Jesse Fischer

Josh David Barrett

Rich Polatchek

Bryan Beninghove

Joel Porto (Engineer / Videographer)

DJ Mentplus

Steven Royster (Open Crates Vinyl Culture Collective)

Andre Jimenez (Open Crates Vinyl Culture Collective)

Iquan Worthington (The Artaholiks)


I look forward to 2014.  Look out for more and THANKS for tuning in!

 

I am lucky enough to call some of my favorite musicians in this world my friends and band-mates. Shout out to Josh David, Jesse Fischer, and everyone else who made this record possible.  Video Directed, and edited by @BobbyGMusic

Pre-Order Limited Edition Vinyl NOW!  This record will sell out. 

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Read the review here!

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"Frequency" appears on the forthcoming album, Technicolor Hi-FI, from drummer & producer Pat Van Dyke.

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Vinyl LP & Bonus 7"

(limited-edition pressing of 100 copies on clear vinyl w/ bonus 7" featuring remixes by John Robinson & Lux DeVille)

 

 

26 JOHN ROBINSON from LIVE AT THE LOFT on Vimeo.

I'm excited to announce that my new instrumental record: "Technicolor HI-FI" will be available thru Cotter Records and Elementality Productions this November!  The record is a return to the soul-jazz roots first heard on my 2005 release: "Down For The Get Down".  The record features some of my favorite musicians including Jesse Fischer, Josh David, Jordan Scannella, Jameison Ledonio, Ben Zeff, and Jordan Piper.  It will be available on 12" Vinyl as well as at iTunes and all other digital retailers.  The 12" vinyl will come with a bonus limited edition 7" including two remixes from the record featuring John Robinson & 8thW1.  Stay Tuned!

Check out 2 great reviews for 8thW1 & PVD's: "Lux DeVille album available NOW.

-Lux DeVille reviewed at IDrum Magazine.  Flip thru to the "CD Reviews" section.

-Lux DeVille reviewed at The Daily Album.

Thank you for your continued support!

Check out my merch page to get your hands on this limited CD pressing of Lux DeVille.

http://pvdmusic.bandcamp.com/merch

Some news regarding the forthcoming full length John Robinson & PVD record:  

I'm happy to announce that we have signed a deal with Brick Records in Boston to release the album later this year.  We are nearing the end of the recording process and cannot wait to share the album with you!  Look out for the album on CD, Vinyl, and at all digital retailers later this year!

In the meantime, I've decided to put up some of the Limited Edition Clear "Coke Bottle Clear" vinyl up for sale at my Bandcamp Page.  This 7" vinyl is brought to you by Cotter Records & Brick Records and is not available in stores!  Pick up a copy while they last!

Pick one up here!

Thank you all for supporting the recent release of "Lux DeVille" by 8thW1 & PVD.  

People have been asking for the instrumentals, so, without further adieu....I present to you: Lux DeVille: The Instrumentals

LATL24 8thW1 & PVD from LIVE AT THE LOFT on Vimeo.

I'm happy to say that "Lux DeVille": the debut full length record from PVD & 8thW1, is out NOW on Elementality Productions and is available at iTunes and other fine music retailers.  Enjoy!

Stream "Lux DeVille in it's entirety on Soundcloud.  Check out the features at OkayPlayer & 2Dopeboyz.  Album available Tuesday May 21st!

Listen and / or download the new (free) EP from the forthcoming 8thW1 & PVD album: "Lux DeVille" here!

Stream the first single off of the new 8thW1 LP: "Lux DeVille": Available on iTunes and other fine music retailers worldwide this coming May via Elementality Productions.  The full length record is produced entirely by PVD.  

Check out the lead single: "Happy" featured at the following sites below.  Please comment and share! Stay tuned for more from this upcoming release!

Okayplayer * Crates of JR * DJBooth * 2DopeBoyz * OnSMASH

"Happy" song credits:

Written by Darryl Murphy and Pat Van Dyke / Produced by PVD / Drums, Bass, Fender Rhodes, Glockenspiel, Hand Claps, Guitar by PVD / Horn arrangement by Bryan Beninghove / Tenor Saxophone by Bryan Beninghove / Trumpet by Rich Polatchek / Trombone by Robert Edwards / Rhodes Solo by David Stolarz / Recorded by PVD / Mixed and Mastered by Alessandro Perotta (AVP Audio Engineering).

And check out the Album trailer here!

Thank you to everyone who's shown support for our limited edition 45!  "Miles & Trane" is #1 on the college radio hip hop charts for the week of 11/19/12:  Check it out here!  And if you haven't already, order your copy today!  There are only a few copies left!!

Order the "Miles & Trane" limited edition vinyl now at the following online retailers!

Dusty Groove  *  UGHH  *  HHV  *  Access Hip Hop  *  Amazon

Also.......check out the feature from XXL here!

I'm really excited that the good folks at The Revivalist featured the Miles & Trane 45 on their site.  Shout out to Eric Sandler for doing the interview.

http://revivalist.okayplayer.com/2012/09/24/jr-pvd-drop-miles-trane/

I'm excited to announce that Cotter Records, along with Brick Records will be releasing a limited edition 45 (yes...VINYL!!!) of "Miles & Trane" by John Robinson & PVD later this summer. 

check out the song here:

http://soundcloud.com/pvdmusic/miles-trane-avp-mix 

The B-Side will feature "Kiss The Sky" (feat: Melinda Camille) and the title track features these badass musicians: Rich Polatchek, Bryan Beninghove, Dave Stolarz, as well as a mix from AVP Audio Engineering.

Not gonna lie....I'm kind of psyched about having some vinyl with my name on it. :)  Stay Tuned!

PVD Breaks Volume II Available NOW!

Free Download: "Real Real Live" (feat. Silent Knight)

PVD Breaks Promo Video

Preview / Purchase Volume II from Bandcamp page here:

or from iTunes here:

Check out a new original instrumental tune of mine featured on the Crates of JR Blog:

http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/2012/07/pvd-brings-rhodes-on-motown-feat-jesse.html

Finishing up edits & overdubs on the new Lux DeVille record with 8th W1 before sending it off to Grammy Award Winning Engineer: Allessandro Perotta (AVP Audio Engineering) to be mixed. Really excited about this one. With guest features and playing from tons of talented friends: Jeff Taylor, Rich Polatchek, Kellen Harrison, Martin Moretto, Bryan Beninghove, David Stolarz, Jordan Scanella, & Jordan Piper.  Written, produced & recorded by yours truly. Can't wait to get this one out there. Stay Tuned!!!!

PVD Breaks Voulme I & II (promo) Video coming soon!  For now, check out the audio snippet on Soundcloud:

http://soundcloud.com/pvdmusic/pvd-breaks-volume-i-ii-snippet

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Shout out to Alessandro V. Perrotta (Grammy Award Winning Engineer at AVP Audio Engineering) for doing this mix of a track from the forthcoming PVD & John Robinson record out later this year. Written and produced by Pat Van Dyke and John Robinson. Horn Line written by Richard Polatchek and features: David Stolarz on keys, and Bryan Beninghove on Tenor.
http://soundcloud.com/pvdmusic/miles-trane-avp-mix

I'm excited to announce that I'll be bringing a jazz trio to Pellegrino's Restaurant & Lounge every Thursday night starting in January 2012.  Pellegrino's is a great restaurant, owned & operated by 2 friends of mine, and features an excellent menu and intimate atmosphere.  We'll be playing 3 instrumental sets each and every Thursday at 8 pm in the upstairs lounge.  Hope to see you there.  No cover and drink specials each week!

I know it's been a while since I've updated the site, but rest assured, I've been busy.  With three projects finally nearing a release date, and a few new shows lined up (details below), I thought it was time to reach out and share some new music.

I've mentioned before that I've been in the studio working on a number of things: a full length studio record with John Robinson, a new instrumental Trio record, and the second installment in the PVD Breaks series.  Today, I'm psyched to share with you a preview of one track from each aforementioned record.  Enjoy!  And please let me know what you think. 

Follow the links below to stream rough mixes of one track of each upcoming release:


PVD & John Robinson: Miles & Trane

JR & I pay homage to the 2 jazz greats on this golden era flavored track, featuring horns by Richie P and Bryan Beninghove.

http://soundcloud.com/pvdmusic/miles-trane-mix-11-14-11

PVD Trio - Untitled

A chilled out (yet to be titled) ballad I wrote a while back, featuring Jordan Scanella on bass, and Jordan Piper on Keys from my forthcoming PVD Trio Record.

http://soundcloud.com/pvdmusic/untitled

PVD Breaks - Break #1

A preview of one of the many original live breakbeats to be featured on the 2nd installment of PVD Breaks.

http://soundcloud.com/pvdmusic/break-1


Upcoming Shows:

Saturday: 11/19/11:

PVD Live at ARTfest in downtown Jersey City.

Sponsored by ARTHouse Productions & Rising Tide Capital, this is an all day, all ages, FREE Event in downtown Jersey City featuring a great line up of musicians, emcees, artists, photographers and more.....many of which, are friends of mine.  Come out and show some support.  We'll be playing a 45 minute instrumental set at 3:30. 

The event includes work from PVD, Gemineye, Silent Knight, DJ IRS, M. Josephine, Soul Shot Photography, KupiART, Juggla, & more.

When: Saturday, Nov. 19th, 1pm to 7pm
Where: Art House Productions, 1 McWilliams Place, 6th Floor JC, NJ 07302

RSVP on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/237299756324699/

http://www.arthouseproductions.org/events2011/event-0138.html

3 tracks from my recent instrumental release entitled: "Sounds Like This" (available everywhere NOW) featured in this Push.ca skate video about legendary Canadian skateboarder: Barry Walsh.  Shout to Affix Music in ATL for the placement.

http://push.ca/blogs/skatenews/archive/2011/06/14/living-legends-barry-walsh.aspx

John Robinson & PVD:  Full Length Studio LP (Titile TBA).

After years of rocking shows together, JR & PVD are in the lab crafting a full length studio LP combining the soulful breakbeat styles of PVD and JR's conscious, intelligent lyricism.  Special guests include Melinda Camille, Purple Haze, as well as a wide array of guest musicians.  Expect a diverse musical journey throughout this LP.  

PVD Trio EP

An instrumental release featuring trio interpretations of recently released tunes, as well as new material.  PVD's "Trio" EP will feature Jordan Scanella on bass, and David Stolarz on keys.  A return to the soul-jazz sound heard on PVD's 2005 debut: Down for The Get Down,  the Trio EP will be available by year's end.  Stay tuned.

PVD Breaks Volume II

PVD returns to the drum chair to record the 2nd installment in this series of all original breakbeats.  PVD Breaks is a series of releases aimed at producers, samplers, and DJs tired of chopping up the same drum breaks.  PVD Breaks Volume II includes ROYALTY-FREE Original LIVE breakbeats played by yours truly. 

After a short hiatus from live shows, I'm excited to announce a big show for us next Wednesday at a great venue in NYC. 

It's probably been a while since you've been able to catch us live, so why not come show your support as we share the stage withJohn Robinson, and share the bill w/ The Hangmen for their CD Release Party at DROM. We'll be debuting some new instrumental music as well as tracks from the forthcoming John Robinson & PVD record available later this year. 

I've been busy in the studio recording tons of new music.  If you haven't already, please check out the recently released "Sounds Like This Volume 1" Beat Tape (available via Bandcamp as well as at all online digital retailers). I'm currently in the studio crafting tracks with JR for a full lenght album due out later this year.  Your continued support of the music is always apreciated.  Check out any of my releases at my Bandcamp Page or at ITunes, Amazon, EMusic, or elsewhere.


Ok, so here's the details for the show.  We need YOU there!  Thanks!

PVD & John Robinson LIVE at DROM

June 29th @ 9:30. $10 Cover.                             

Stick around for Bryan Beninghove's Hangmen CD Release at 10:30

85 Avenue A, NYC

Lots of exciting things going on here @ PVDMusic.com.......

After a short hiatus from live shows, I've been busy in the studio, recording tons of new music, including tracks for a new studio record with underground hip hop veteran: John Robinson.  Stay tuned for updates and previews of tracks off the record right here at PVDMusic.com  Look out for the release of the new studio full length from PVD & John Robinson later this year!

To debut some of the music, we've just booked a show in NYC at DROM for June 29th.  Mark your calendars.  We'll be sharing the bill w/ Beninghove's Hangmen for their CD Release Party. 

Thanks as always for your interest.

-Pat

PVD Live at the Robot Robinson NJ Record Release Party

We'll be in the building this Sunday: April 10th, celebrating the release of JR's new Robot Robinson record w/ German producer: Robot Koch.  

The show will feature the band backing JR as well as many special guests.  An all-star band featuring PVD, Sam Barsh, and Josh David.  Hope to see you there! 

RSVP to the event on Facebook HERE

Sunday, April 10th

Marlo's in Irvington, NJ.

7 pm - 12 am.

Come check us out LIVE at Newark's Hoopfest this Saturday!

Hoopfest is a free outdoor festival in downtown Newark celebrating the NCAA March Madness tournament at the Prudential Center this weekend. Activities will include live musical performances, guest DJs, interactive basketball games, agility and skills challenges, “Pop-A-Shot,” face painting, temporary tattoos, a Beer Garden, local food vendors, official NCAA merchandise, “Made in Newark” merchandise and more! 

We will be performing two sets at Newark Penn Station (1 Raymond Plaza West)

1st Set- 12:30 - 1:30 

2nd Set - 3:00 - 4:00

 

The band will include:

 

Pat Van Dyke - Drums / Compositions

Sam Barsh - Keys / Synth Bass

Bryan Beninghove - Saxophone

 

Hope to see you there!

Cymarshall Law & PVD have teamed up to record "The One"; a new love inspired single just in time for Valentines Day.  The song is available FREE for the 1st week via PVD's Bandcamp page.  The collaboration between the two NJ natives comes naturally as Law lends his vocals to the opening track from PVD's recent Instrumental LP; "Sounds Like This" which is available everywhere now.

Check out the following music sites + blogs showing a little love for the new Instrumental LP.  Still haven't picked up a copy for yourself?....Do it here.  Or enjoy 2 tracks for FREE, here.

Crates of JRBama Love SoulThis is Real Music.com, Rule 4080Garden State Hip Hop

Sounds Like This! Volume 1 is available everywhere you buy Digital Music.  Download a free 2-track sampler here.  Enjoy!

Sounds like This! volume 1 will be available everywhere: Tuesday, January 11th.  The first installment in a series of instrumental releases boasting an eclectic mix of live instrumentation, analog synths, + sampled sounds.  More than a beat tape, the 15 track album bumps with a golden-era feel and delivers audible treats spanning the spectrum of sounds. 

Includes features from Sam Barsh, Rich Polatchek, and Dave Stolarz.  Available everywhere Tuesday, January 11th.  Tell a friend to tell a friend! 

Download the new Lux DeVille EP from my Bandcamp site for free during the next week.  Or, if you're feeling charitable, it is also available on iTunes.  Tell a friend to tell a friend.  The EP features 4 introspective head nodders from PVD + 8th W1.  Check out what they have to say at the following sites: 2 Dope Boyz, Pot Holes in my Blog, Crates of JR, Kevin Nottingham.com, and Rock the Dub.

Mark your calendars people!  After a short hiatus from live shows to focus on recording, I'll return to NYC with the band for the annual PVD Birthday show along with two other incredible bands.  Don't miss this one!

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

PVD Live at Fontana's

Triple Bill with Sam Barsh & Aabaraki

9:00 - The Sam Barsh Group  (Ambient Hip Hop - Jazz)

10:00 - PVD featuring John Robinson (Live Hip Hop - Jazz)

11:00 - Aabaraki  (R+B/ Funk)

Come help me celebrate my Birthday as you check out some great music from three killer bands.  Hope to see you there.

For a limited time only!!!!! In an effort to raise money for my upcoming record entitled SOUNDS LIKE THIS, I will be offering my 2005 debut record: DOWN FOR THE GET DOWN for only 5 BUCKS via my Bandcamp Page.   The 2005 effort features an all-star band playing through 10 of my earlier compositions.  Reminiscent of the 60's and 70's Soul-Jazz genre made popular by the likes of Bob James + Herbie Hancock, DFTGD is a great soundtrack to a summer day.  Show your support and go check it out!  Tell a friend to tell a friend!  .....and check out the feature online at BEATNIK.

While PVD Breaks Volume 1 has been gaining attention online at sites such as Beatnik (London), ProducersIKnow.comCrates of JR, as well as other popular independent blogs + websites, I've been busy recording tracks for a new record out this fall entitled SOUNDS LIKE THIS! Stay tuned for more info this summer. 




2 Shows this Week!  A busy night in downtown Jersey City this Wednesday, June 16th. I'll be performing with the band at downtown JC's Outdoor Live Music Series entitled: Groove on Grove. An outdoor set featuring Dave StolarzJosh DavidRich Polatchek, & myself.  We'll play an instrumental set on the stage located directly outside the Grove St PATH Pavilion at 7 pm sharp.  Local vendors will be there as well as some great flatland bikers from Grove Street Bicycles.  Following the set at Grove St, I'll head across the block to play 3 sets at Bar Majestic with Sam Barsh, and Bryan Beninghove.  The show is free so come out and hang!

Thanks fort checking out PVDMusic.com

-Pat

The first release in a new series of breakbeat / sample records I'll be releasing entitled PVD Breaks is available NOW! You can preview and purchase the record anywhere you buy digital music: iTunes, Amazon, EMusic, Lala, Napster, etc. Aimed at producers, samplers, and DJs tired of chopping up the same drum breaks; PVD Breaks Volume 1 includes 27 ROYALTY-FREE Original LIVE breakbeats played by yours truly, as well as bonus tracks from 8th W1 and Bobby Garcia. Pick it up NOW anywhere you buy digital music!

Happy Holidays to everyone. There's lots of news coming your way this month. After a short hiatus from live shows, the all new redesigned www.PVDMusic.com is up and running with new music, photos, and online features. Check out the streaming music player for some fresh & unreleased music. In other big news, this past Tuesday (12/15) marked the official release of the long awaited collaboration between PVD & JOHN ROBINSON. (available everywhere you buy digital music: iTunes, EMusic, Amazon, Napster, etc) After over two years of performing together, we have compiled an 11 track live record entitled: "ALL THE WAY LIVE". *(see footnote) We are also very excited that the album made it into the "NEW & NOTABLE" feature section of iTunes after only 1 day! Combining the soulful breakbeat styles of PVD with the conscious and intelligent lyricism of veteran underground MC John Robinson, "ALL THE WAY LIVE" is a raw documentation of how we get down when we join forces to rock the crowd. John Robinson (aka Lil Sci of hip hop group Scienz of Life) has been releasing albums for over 10 years with the likes of MF DOOM, Danger Mouse, Madlib, & J. Rawls, and has toured internationally, performing across the US & Europe including a notable performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Originally gaining notoriety during the "Fondle Em Records" era alongside hip hop architects Stretch & Bobbito, along with an appearance on the original "Lyricist Lounge" record, JR has been a prolific force on the underground hip hop scene for 10+ years. For more info on JR, check out www.johnrobinsonproject.com In celebration of this digital release, we will be performing at Fire & Ice in Woodbridge, NJ on 12/26 for the official "ALL THE WAY LIVE" NJ Release Party. I'll bring along an all star band with me for the event featuring David Stolarz on keys & Josh David on bass. Stay tuned for the official NYC Release Party. *due to a technical difficulty with our digital distributer........ as of right now, the new release is listed solely as "John Robinson: ALL THE WAY LIVE" Apparently, iTunes and other distributers could not recognize the ampersand (&) sign and, in turn, released the album under a shortened title. That will change in the next few weeks, but we decided to roll with it rather than delay the official release.
Welcome to the all new PVDMUSIC.com.... the online home of Pat Van Dyke. Check out the new projects page for info on all the different bands/projects that I am excited to be involved with. Hit the Photo Gallery for new pictures and enjoy the new music that is always streaming at PVDMUSIC.com. Please check back frequently for news updates, added tour dates, and fresh new music!

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