I first saw these guys on a hot summer afternoon, last 4th of July weekend at the Nateva festival. I was blown away at the time, but haven’t been able to catch a show since. Needless to say, I was eager to hear their new studio recording, which was released last month.
From their bio, “… the Alchemystics blend reggae, politically infused hip-hop, gritty soul, hard-driving rock, and pulsing Jamaican, Cuban and Trinidadian rhythms into an utterly unique and distinctively original new sound. “
Yeah, I’d say that’s about right. I took a ride to the country on Memorial Day, and turned them on the iPod. They have a great groove, nice reggae roots, with a twist of hip-hop/dub. The dub part reminded me of Thievery Corporation, and my head was boppin’ and my feet were tappin’. Yep, I enjoyed that ride to the country.
Check the link below and grab the cd. And catch them next time they’re around. You’ll have a smile on your face when you leave the club.