great musical journey."
"Naked Rhythm is globalization
at its most positive...a vibrant tapestry that inter-connects the
world's music and rhythms in ways previously unimaginable."
"The prevailing urge upon hearing
what tag-team producers Avi Sills and Alex Spurkel have hatched
is to dance."
- Los Angeles Times
"Naked Rhythm is the percussion
equivalent of Carlos Santana...Listening to their brand of music
is a life-changing experience and should be enjoyed by all."
- Music Connection Magazine
"The music kicks some serious
ass...tempos, instrumentation, vocals are all impeccable."
"Music Without Borders"
NAKED RHYTHM was born in Los Angeles
in 2003 as a collaborative effort between Avi Sills and Alex Spurkel
with a vision of breaking down borders and bringing the world together
with cross-cultural music and dance. By seamlessly fusing exotic
world music and percussion with contemporary electronic dance grooves,
Naked Rhythm captivates Western audiences with the universal language
of rhythm and sounds of the Middle-East, India, Africa, and South
America. The result is an innovative and organic form of World electronica
that moves the heart as well as the hips. Their debut album Frequency
was released world-wide in July 2006 by Caravan
Records, and their tracks have already been featured
more than 10 compilations including Tantra Lounge vol 3 & 4
and the upcoming Buddha Bar vol 9.
Their captivating live shows featuring numerous world musicians,
dancers, and visuals have entertained such stars as Sting, Robert
Downey Jr., Diana Ross, and The Black Eyed Peas.
Alex Spurkel, a diverse producer
and percussionist, has toured the world as a cutting-edge electronic/world
drummer for acclaimed electronica pioneers, Electric Skychurch.
Alex has a solid background in World music and studied ethnomusicology
at UCLA, as well as with numerous world-renowned masters. He is
also an award-winning producer/composer and released his own sample
library CD entitled Electro-World
Percussion with Sony Digital Media. Alex is also a sought-after
teacher in Los Angeles, teaching popular drumming
classes every week for World tribal and Middle-Eastern drumming.
Sills is a dynamic and inspiring drummer/producer. Avi has
toured the world as the drummer for numerous artists, and studied
at the prestigious Berklee College Of Music. His diverse list of
credits include Red Elvises, Bob Dylan, Robert
Cray, and Adam Sandler; Film/TV: Six String Samurai, Oprah Winfrey,
Melrose Place, Penn & Teller, and many more. Avi works regularly
as a composer and partner in music production house Fuel Music And
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