Enter the Summer with Darren Mark One’s new Release “The Tropic of Illitip”

Childhood friend and fellow collaborator Darren Pitilli released a brand new groove filled colorful melody driven new release of music “The Tropic of Illitip”

Darren is an multi-instrumentalist and his known for his early fantastic rhythm and percussion skills playing drums in Bay Ridge acts The Good Sports, Neptune Walk and Brian Bonz. Darren delivers dreamy guitar licks and chill vibes on his new solo release backed by his passionate crafted beats.

Check out the driven pop-like surf track “On Mars”

And in the layered riffs tension building “Hit the bricks”

Check out his well curated mindful Instagram feed providing tips and guidance to stay on track. You can also catch him as the barber in Paxen’s 2003 Sanchez and a skeptical neighbor in the making of Mummy Rizz when seeing Kim Avril.

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Darren in the underground barber world from the film “Sanchez”
Skeptical Darren looking at young Bobos


“Yegelle Tezeta” by Mulatu Astatke. You guys might recognize the sample used on “As We Enter” by Damian Marley & Nas but this is the original #tune written around late 1960s by this awesome #ethiopian jazz musician. The breaks in this one always gave me some trouble since the band was so fluid with their timing coming back in. But that’s exactly what I like about this stuff. It’s both free form and structural. My #djembe was 😊 with it🎶 Good Sunday morning to you all🌞 . . #ethiojazz #darrenmarkone #africandrums #jazz #handpercussion #drumming #drumlife #africanmusic #sundayvibes #sundaymorning #jamming #happysunday #beats #practice #ethiopia #groove #nycdrummer #drummerforhire #yegelletezeta #asweenter #damianmarley #morninghours #morningmotivation #classic

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