SANTA FE, N.M. — It’s time for Adryon de León to get ready for the road. And she can’t wait for it because she’s been holed up in a recording studio for some time.
“We actually just finished recording a month and a half ago,” she says during a recent phone interview from Los Angeles. “We put the final touches on the new album and can’t wait for it to be out.”
De León is a member of the Los Angeles-based funk band Orgone.
While the eight-member band is readying its new album, de León is keeping a low profile.
“It’s the calm before everything gets busy,” she says. “Summertime means tour time. We’ve been doing rehearsals this week.”
Orgone’s new album also will mark de León’s first time recording with the band. Though she’s been with the band since October 2013, she hasn’t been featured on any recorded tracks.
She says it’s been a fun journey to work with the band members in creating new music.
“It’s really different to see how a song comes together,” she says. “We worked with four producers who are in our family of music. Sometimes the idea would start with one of them, other times it was from the band. We just took the idea and worked it until the song revealed itself to us.”
De León says everyone falls into a role when it comes to the music process.
“We have really good synergy,” she says. “The heart is with Sergio (Rios) and Dan (Hastie). They have known each other since high school and have built this band up very well.”
Orgone has worked with The Roots, Al Green, Alicia Keys, Gil Scott-Heron, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Breakestra, Thievery Corporation and the Monophonics in the past. The band hopes to continue working with others.
“This band continues to grow and I can’t wait to see what the next chapter is for it,” she says.