DOMi & JD BECK have released “TAKE A CHANCE” featuring Anderson .Paak, the third single to be revealed from their highly anticipated debut album NOT TiGHT, which comes out July 29 on .Paak’s new label, APES__T, in partnership with Blue Note Records.
.Paak holds sway on “TAKE A CHANCE”—which includes a tender hook sung by DOMi & JD BECK themselves—and the 8-time GRAMMY Award winner also directed the captivating music video which premiered today.
The duo introduced NOT TiGHT with two riveting instrumental singles, “WHATUP” and “SMiLE,” and have also revealed the list of special guests featured on the album which in addition to .Paak includes Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, Mac DeMarco, and Kurt Rosenwinkel. NOT TiGHT is available for pre-order now on digital download and CD, as well as black vinyl and online store exclusive pink vinyl, which will be released on November 11.
DOMi & JD BECK will be making their TV debut July 18 on Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing “TAKE A CHANCE” with .Paak.
Following their four sold-out shows at the Blue Note Jazz Festival in New York City last month, DOMi & JD BECK will be performing at the Napa Valley festival on July 29-30. The band will also be appearing at the Montreal Jazz Festival in Canada (July 6), North Sea Jazz Festival in The Netherlands (July 10), and the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland (July 14).
To date, if you wanted to learn about DOMi & JD BECK—the internet’s most hyped jazz duo—you had to visit their website, click a rat playing saxophone, and read a story about a 12-year-old physicist (DOMi Louna) and a 6-year-old sheep investigator (JD Beck). They’re now ready to fix the record. “My philosophy of life is don’t take shit too seriously,” says DOMi Louna, born Domitille Degalle. And that’s fair. But the vibrant world she and her collaborator have given us demands exploration.
They reveal a bit more on their Instagram profiles, via clips of their jams, with JD on a simple drum kit and DOMi Louna on MIDI keys. She favors sounds that evoke 70s jazz fusion and the colorful blips of 2000s Pokémon soundtracks, while he tunes and plays his snare in ways that can sound electronic, channeling IDM and boom bap.