Michael DeVellis | Who is Worange Drexler?

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Who is Worange Drexler?

by Michael DeVellis

Funky instrumental grooves. Blast from the funk past with an electronic funky breaks twist on it. Dj Shadow meets Herbie Hancock.
Genre: Electronic: Funk
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2. SS Fly
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3. Blues For Mable
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5. Awkword
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6. Good Enough?
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Michael DeVellis has been playing music the majority of his life. He started with the violin at the age of five and has never let up since. He took up the saxophone at the age of 10 and began playing jazz at the age of 12. Michael continued with both the saxophone and violin as his two main instruments through his high school career. He did however play some trumpet and french horn in school bands. Michael then relocated to Boston, Massachusetts to attend Tufts University where he focused solely on the saxophone and playing jazz. It was at this point that he started his professional career playing out at various clubs. He also started listening to breaks, trip hop, house, and other electronic influenced music. He also began his recording career while in Boston. After completing his studies at Tufts, Michael returned to New York to continue playing saxophone. He joined a band that would become known as Soleo that played mostly funk and acid jazz. He also started playing with dj's in clubs over house music, funky breaks, and acid jazz. From 1998-2003, Michael has toured allover the U.S. and Europe playing with various bands and dj's. He has shared the stage with such musicians as Leo Nocentelli, Oteil Burbridge (bass: Allman Brothers), Derek Trucks (lead guitar: Allman Brothers), Melvin Sparks, Kebi Williams (Peacemakers, and Outkast horns), Jason Crosby (Keyboards and violin: Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and the Jason Crosby Band), Susan Tedeschi ( grammy award nominee), along with many others. In the house and breaks circuit Michael has recorded and played with such notables as Joeski, Onionz, Spun, Atomic Hooligan, Krafty Kutz, Charles Feelgood, M3, Alexi Delano, John Howard, Randall Jones, and many others.
Michael started his producing career in 2002. He has since has releases on various labels such as Citrona, Groove Gravy, and Blunted Funk, and is presently releasing his first solo album, "Who is Worange Drexler?". The album is a culmination of Michael's various backgrounds in jazz, funk, classical, breaks, and trip hop. Heavy influences include Herbie Hancock, Tower of Power, Charlie Parker, Dj Shadow, The meters, and others. He can be heard playing alto, tenor, baritone sax, trumpet, french horn, violin, and keyboards. It's an eclectic mix of music with roots in the past and a modern electronic influence. Check it out!!


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Tommy Mac

A talent for the ages!
This CD keeps you going from the first rack to the last. A true musical masterpiece, cannot wait to hear whats next!

David D.

Got funk?
This CD has great rhythm, funk, jazz, and more. If you like horns, funky beats and bass lines, and an eclectic mix of instruments and sounds, you'll love the upbeat energy dished out by this CD.

virgilius DiBiase

Check it out
Edge, everything going, check it out.

Sarah Lange

Groovin-jazzy-funky-goodness!
Perfect for chillin or gettin ready to head out for the night. Most times if I planned on stayin in, after I listen to this CD for a while,..I want to go out in the city.

Jay Clement

Genius on display
This cd is totally off the hook. It's all there - originality, range, funk, and talented musicianship and arrangement. For any of you who didn't know the genius of this kid, check it out - it's on display!