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Derek Brown: Whatever the Case May Be


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From his social-media-famous combo of sax + analogue beatboxing to here, literally, beating on a box, Derek Brown never runs short on tricks. Just as importantly, those fun little ideas aren't gimmicks but building blocks to be used in ways both clever and musical. Whatever the context, the sonic coloring is just the topping while there's always a melody to happily hook the ear.

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