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Duality: Unique Drummer Yussef Dayes Faces Forward At Full Throttle

Following the success of his performance for jazzed at London’s XOYO, we get between the lines with Yussef Dayes about his introduction to drumming, London’s prospering jazz scene and our hand-curated channel inspired by that movement: LDN State Of Mind.

While much of the world’s music is now available for free at the click of a button, there’s nothing like growing up immersed in the sounds and routines of a particular scene. So while Yussef Dayes may draw on music from all around the globe, his signature approach to the drum kit could only have come about in London.

Born into a musically-infused household in the South East of the capital, Dayes was jamming with his family by the age of four. He grew up…

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