NPR | DAT/Def-i

After the amazing work of the team at the Sunflower Theatre - the results are in for the NPR Tiny Desk Concert series...and while we didn't win - out of 6,000 plus entries - we made the top 10 and they gave us a great mention on their website!…/47…/10-more-tiny-desk-contest-entries-we-loved

"Recorded at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez, Colo., "Roadrunner" is a collaboration between Albuquerque rapper Def-i (given name: Christopher Bidtah) and a jazz trio led by trumpeter Delbert Anderson. Def-i and Anderson's trio each count indigenous music of the American Southwest among their influences, but that's not the only reason this project melds together so well; "Roadrunner" makes it evident that these artists also share a forward-thinking restlessness and a refusal to be parceled into neat boxes."

We are incredibly grateful for everything it took to get this together...keep an eye for some cool things to announce with The Delbert Anderson Trio - Def-i and our collab project - DDAT!!

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2016 Collaboration with Def-I - Hip Hop and Jazz

2015 was amazing - we played more than we ever thought we would and we had a great success with out first album "Manitou"!

...for 2016 - we thought why not keep pushing the envelope and pushing musical boundaries.   Who is to say what "jazz" is and where the lines between musical forms like Hip Hop and Jazz begin and end.

So found another artist with tons of great forward momentum - someone we enjoy listening to - someone that we like hanging with and thought - why not MAKE some music with him.

For 2016 - we're proud to announce a collaboration with Def-i (Christopher Mike-Bidtah).

Def-i is a very talented hip hop artists based in the Southwest as well - he's recently released an album called "Shields for Raining Arrows" that you have to hear to get a feel for his smooth, intelligent and rhythmic style.

Going into 2016 we'll performing shows together, we're working on an album (As well as a second DAT Album that we're 6 tracks into) and doing some touring on the West Coast!

Def-i and Delbert working on 2016 collaborations. Stay tuned for our new music video featuring Def-i on a piece entitled "Roadrunner".

The Roadrunner Music Video will then be sent to NPR to be considered for an hour concert at it's headquarters.

Please welcome Def-i to the DAT Family and keep an eye for what we have coming up!!