Island vibes… When we need them most.
More from Truth & Soul (NYC) here.
Seattle reggae rockers Kore Ionz will be gracing the stage at Nectar Lounge this month, plus special performances by DJ Kidhops and, all the way from Brooklyn, NY… New Kingston! This is sure to be an evening of positive vibes, so get your tickets now. Buy them directly from Nectar here!!
Kore Ionz is a Seattle based reggae band which does roots reggae like it is in their blood. Led by Hawaiin native Daniel Pak, the band brings a sound which is truly inspirational, in a literal sense of the word. My first time at Nectar Lounge a few years ago was for a Kore Ionz show on Earth Day. They had one of their young son’s on stage with them to sing and play melodica. What a treat!
“The intention of the music and the message is to give people a glimpse of the truth in a way such that it just might uplift them to go do something to change it.” -Daniel Pak of Kore Ionz
More from Kore Ionz on their homepage here.
No matter how you cut it, Brooklyn based reggae band New Kingston are a family. Many bands find strength in blood ties, but these guys really have it going on. The three brothers share the stage with their father who lays it down on the bass. With two full length albums under their belt featuring artists like Mr. Vegas and Collie Buddz, this little crew swiftly moves the dance!
More from New Kingston here.
Rabid Mastiff. That’s a slightly unsettling image isn’t it? Brooklyn based producer Fifty Grand has recently released her second LP, Aural Sects, through her BANDCAMP, and on it, is this heavily synthesized piece of art for your ears entitled, Rabid Mastiff. From the moment I clicked play on this one something about the song drew me in. Is it because of the push and pull feel you get from the thick synth line? Or is it was trapped out drums that follow the beautiful piano melody? Is it the erie vibe that keeps you in a trance? I think it’s a combination of all of the above, plus a little extra touch called love thrown into the mix. You can tell when an artists loves what they do. Fifty Grand has done just that. She carries a unique and very deep emotional sound with her music that you can feel in your heart. She’ll be an artist to keep an eye out for over the next few years!
Man the Brooklyn based producer, Baauer is killing it. He’s been doing work for Mad Decent recently with his electronic infused trap music. This tune is forthcoming on LuckyMe Records and it’s just too big to not share. The 808 kick is so heavy I swear it could bring down the house, literally and figuratively. Get out your pyrex pot and turn up your sub, this one is sick.
Egon Brainparts of Bossasaurus (Oakland, CA) has brought us an incredibly beautiful remix of Doe Paoro’s (Brooklyn, NYC) song, Born Whole. This is some SEXY dubstep for all you bass ladies out there in the world. For some reason the intro makes me feel like I’m in Miami in 1988…then the smooth melody distracts you and carries your heart and mind away to a world ruled by clean, hard hitting drums, crisp, bubbly wobbles, and an atmosphere consisting of glitchy goodness. Egon Brainpart is just getting started this year, so keep an eye out for more tunes from him and the rest of this crew, Bossasaurus, here on GANJAOLOGY.ORG, on SOUNDCLOUD, and through their BANDCAMP.
Peace and Bass XXX