DJ Premier is finally unveiling his new five-piece band in collaboration with The BADDER Band.
The combo debuted their first studio track and video with Rolling Stone in 2015, after a studio session and tour together in Japan.
DJ Premier will man the turntables during a massive outing with The BADDER Band starting on May 31 in Canada.
The band will hit the road and improvise tracks through Gang Starr’s legendary discography, while DJ Premier uses his turntables to showcase the musicality of rap music.
“I miss that dude so much, and we have a long and undeniable track record,” DJ Premier said. “I get to do rare Gang Starr records, not just ‘Mass Appeal,’ and it works.”
“My addiction is turntables, drum machines, guitars, amps, and a lot of speakers,” the producer continued. “I have fun doing a whole bunch of different styles with the band, because they fall into place so well, with everything that we’ve brought into the picture, no matter what it is.”
DJ Premier and The BADDER Band will depart for a 16-city tour starting May 31st in Victoria, BC and concluding June 23rd in Philadelphia.