Digital Tape Machine is a Chicago based band. The group consists of members from multiple Chicago groups including Umphrey's McGee, Strange Arrangement, Liquid Soul, Land of Atlantis, and The Hue. This group features Kris Myers, Joel Cummins, Joe Hettinga, Kevin Barry, David Arredondo, Marcus Rezak, and Dan Rucinski. The digital, yet analog force behind the music produces a very modern, electronic sound. Some listeners have described it as video game music. The electronic dance, tech house, dance house, deep house, post-industrial, drum 'n bass and hip hop are all elements of DTM. The edgy music is matched with enthusiastic crowds with smiling faces. The band is rapidly gaining momentum from late night festival sets and soldout shows. Digital Tape Machine has a lot of exciting music and shows planned for 2011.
What happens when five great musicians locked themselves in a studio for two days, fueled by nothing but pizza and their shared musical vision? If you're the super jam band OHMphrey, the result is an electrifying fusion debut flush with so much creative currency that its vibrant music buzzes with musical surprises, intense improvisation and even instrumental virtuosity.
OHMphrey, the brainchild of three members of the Chicago-based jam-band Umphrey's McGee (keyboardist Joel Cummins, guitarist Jake Cinninger and drummer Kris Myers) and OHM guitarist Chris Poland, a legendary player who's perhaps best known for work with headbanging pioneers Megadeth, and bassist Robertino Pagliari (a.k.a Pag) unleashes their improv-heavy self-titled debut - a record that assimilates not only disparate musical genres but the individual playing styles of everyone involved.