A.J. Smith and the Dap-Kings Drum and Bass Team, a California drum & bass band, are back.
They are the latest artists to join a small but active roster of drum & Bass acts, including the likes of Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar and Zedd.
Smith, whose band has released six albums, is also a producer.
Smith says the band’s music is “kind of funky, but not too funky, and that we’re not a hip-hop band.”
Smith’s music, which features hip-hopping rhythms, has been a staple of drum-and-bass music for years.
He’s also been a vocal supporter of hip-Hop, particularly Drake and Lil Uzi Vert, who recently teamed up for a rap video.
“I don’t care if you’re a fan of Drake or Lil U, you have to see the music,” Smith said.
“You can’t deny the impact that Drake and Uzi are having on our culture, on our nation.”
The Dap Kings, whose first album, “Daptime”, was released in January, will play their first set on Oct. 18 at the Electric Factory in Los Angeles.
“DAP-KINS is an international touring band,” Smith told The Associated Press in January.
“It’s like, we go to all these different countries and different cities, we play at all these places, we record all these things.
And we play live and we record at the same time.”
DAP-Kings are the first to release an official tour video.