2017 - 2021
POCKiT hails from South Florida, combining powerful sound elements of New Orleans Funk, Jazz-Fusion, and Afro-Latin rhythms to create a cohesive, diverse sound. Although the band performs as a trio, their four members: Chip Gardner, Moi Linares, Josh Walton and Jason Spencer, each bring vital cultural and sonic perspectives to the group. That unique composition of talent has earned them a space in the bustling South Florida music scene.
No stranger to collaboration, POCKiT has released two singles with Electric Kif’s bassist/guitarist, Rodrigo Zambrano. Their first was titled “Driving Out,” a “space bass romp,” with improvisational flare and meticulous drum work, said Music Fest News. Their next release, “Broken Funk,” saw the same determined groove styling, this time with syncopated blues guitar riffs and a hard-swinging funk groove.
In 2019, POCKiT release the third single, “Hialeah Traffic,” which was born from Gardner’s experience driving in the heavy traffic of the titular Miami suburb. Drummer Moi Linares (4Beat Music) created a video accompaniment to the track, conveying the flashy, stormy energy echoed by the song itself. POCKiT has continued to collaborate with artists, including Grammy award winner Claudio Roncoli on their track “Chicle 2.0,” which featured the Demarco Project alongside them. The band has just entered the studio to work on their first full length album. They have set out to work with the top musicians in South Florida to create 8 immaculate tracks.