French keyboardist Domi Louna and American drummer JD Beck are an idiosyncratic young duo that plays funky jazz under the name DOMi & JD Beck. They recently became the first act signed to Anderson .Paak’s new Blue Note imprint APESHIT! Today they share their debut single “Smile” along with a star-studded music video.
“Smile” is a low-key, groovy instrumental, but DOMi and Beck gave it a big-budget video treatment. In the Paak-directed clip, the duo consists of young protégés (and house guests?) of an elderly, deaf jazz legend named McBriare Lanyon, played by McBriare Samuel Lanyon DeMarco, whom most of you know as Mac DeMarco. The video leads to a dinner party with a parade of characters, including .Paak and Thundercat. Check it out below.