Lettuce Releases New Single ‘NDUGU’
Lettuce drummer Adam Deitch spoke about the inspiration behind the tune in a statement:
I was watching a video on YouTube of Herbie Hancock performing live in the early 80s with the legendary Leon ‘Ndugu’ Chancler on drums. Not only was it ridiculously funky, Ndugu was so IN it that he was doing this side to side shoulder dance while playing. I was struck by the visual as much as the audio of the groove and so inspired that I immediately started writing the tune as a tribute to that sort of energy I had just witnessed. The song ”NDUGU’ was born that night. It starts with a hard groove and powerful horns, then gets a snake charmer vibe in the bridge! It’s become one of our favorites to play. Hope y’all dig it!
“‘NDUGU,” premiered by Glide Magazine, came with a visualizer video. Stream it below: