Dragons Of Zynth

DOZ's story is one of an ethereal scope. The DOZ world is a philo-visual landscape where matters of the heart swim in colorful pools of love and fire.

Bronx born and raised in Cleveland, OH the band is fronted by twins, Aku and Akwetey O.T. Having trained classically since the age of 5, Aku and his twin only most recently began playing together. The twins forged their musical knowledge to new territory studying music theory and performance with legendary Jazz saxophonist/flutist Yusef Lateef. Later travels to Africa and South America gave the young men new lenses with which to hone their craft.

Bronx born and raised in Cleveland, OH the band is fronted by twins, Aku and Akwetey O.T. Having trained classically since the age of 5, Aku and his twin only most recently began playing together. The twins forged their musical knowledge to new territory studying music theory and performance with legendary saxophonist/flutist Yusef Lateef. Later travels to Ghana and South America (respectively) gave the young men new lenses with which to hone their craft.

The two began unearthing their own songs engaging Lateef's "auto-physio-psychic" understanding of music, carving new sounds out of rhythms and melodies at once familiar and 'far out'. It wasn’t until 2007’s “War Lover” that the twins worked together for the first time on record.

It seems that the twins are indeed in good company. Chicago native Bizza (Drums) joined the band in 07’. Having been State-Champion drummer at the age of 7 Bizza is an accomplished musician in his own right. Bizza's lock-jawed rhythms have formed the core of DOZ's future promise. Fleshing out the band is the newest addition to Dragons. The graceful stylings of bassist Fon Lin Nyeu (Knife Skills/Chica Vas) have cemented Dragons as a unified force.

In the past 2 years DOZ's performances have bolstered a truly majestic sound that now has now gone global, with press and fans alike coming out of the woodwork. Following the debut release of Coronation Thieves, the Dragons soared high scoring gigs with Modest Mouse, mystic upstarts TV on the Radio,Saul Williams, and Television.

DOZ spent the entirety of 2009 staving off the cold ,taking in the sun and writing their next gems. Let’s hope the seeds have ripened. If ever there were a live show to see right now, these incendiary Dragons fit the bill.

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