THE ZONE IDENTITY: "Funk​-​I​-​Tus" b​/​w "Let The Music Take Your Mind"

by J-Zone

Funk-I-Tus 03:16


The first of many collaborations with funk-soul label, Fraternity Music Group. Two of my favorite funk 45s from 1969 get a 2017 re-working for this release.

The Zone Identity is a work in progress - it's essentially me paired with different combinations of musicians to see what comes about. Basically, any funk endeavors I have that aren't under The Du-Rites' umbrella. For the inaugural release, I'm joined by percussionist Ray May, guitarist/bassist Ed Littman and Bennett Paster on the Hammond B-3. Ed and Bennett are members of Fraternity Music Group house band, The UBs. I'm on drums and pick up bass duties on the b-side as well.

Instrumental funk for your stereo!


released May 8, 2017

J-Zone: Drums, Bass*
Ed Littman: Guitar, Bass**
Bennett Paster: Organ
Ray May: Congas

* On "Let The Music Take Your Mind"
** On "Funk-I-Tus"


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J-Zone Queens, New York

My childhood dream of playing bass in a funk band died when Jheri curls went out of style. I had an on again-off again rap career. I wrote and self-published a book in 2011, learned to play drums shortly after and returned to my funk roots, where I feel most at home. My bands The Du-Rites and The Zone Identity reflect that. The music to the left is my story through it all. Dig. ... more

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