The brainchild of twice Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist James Casey, Animus Rexx draws on the diverse influences of its band members to craft a sound that is a fine blend of soul, rock, blues, and electronic music, “…with hot sauce…and bourbon.” Born when Casey assembled his old classmates for a birthday performance, the synergy amongst them led to what has become a creative tour de force, whether onstage or in the studio.

This supergroup consists of five virtuosic musicians who lend their talent to support a host of legendary artists: Justin Tyson on drums (Robert Glasper, Esperanza Spalding), Randy Runyon on guitar (Bilal), BigYuki on keys (Q-Tip, Talib Kweli), Reuben Cainer on bass, and founder James Casey (Lettuce, Trey Anastasio) on saxophone, vocals, and sampler. Together, Animus Rexx serves listeners a sonic adventure that leaves their quickly growing, and loyal, fanbase craving more.


"Forgive" performed live by Animus Rexx in HighBreedMusic's Recording Lounge
James Casey (Sampler), Masayuki Hirano (keys), Justin Tyson (drums), Randy Runyon (guitar), Reuben Cainer (bass)
Written by: R. Cainer
Mixed by Reuben Cainer
Recorded by: Tariq Khan
Assistant Engineer: Gregory Carmichael
Video edited by: Tariq Khan
Videographers: Nikki Birch (DP), Andreas Hofweber, Adam Hardman, Tafadzwa Chiriga