Deantoni Parks is an American new wave/avant-garde/experimental drummer, songwriter, film director, actor and record producer.
Deantoni was born and raised in Newnan, Georgia. His family’s musical preferences leaned towards funk, Southern soul and gospel and with their full support he began playing drums when he was two years old. He was put in the national spotlight before the age of five as a result of his practice and performance with the Newnan High School band. He later explored jazz as a teen with Delbert Felix and chose to enroll at Berklee College of Music, where his study with Lenny Nelson and exposure to Photek, Squarepusher, and Hidden Agenda turned his focus to the mechanistic beats of electronic music.
He is founder, producer and drummer of the New York band KUDU, and one-half of the writing duo Dark Angels with producer and keyboardist Nick Kasper, also a member of KUDU. He was a member of progressive rock band The Mars Volta, and is currently a member (together with Kasper) of the alternative rock band Bosnian Rainbows.