MP3 The Alchemystics - Live 2008
Their unique and powerful ‘new roots’ sound moves minds and dance floors alike with an uplifting, urgent and intelligent brew of reggae, hip hop, dub and soul. This recording captures the raw energy of their intense live performances.
15 MP3 Songs in this album (69:36) !
Related styles: REGGAE: Reggae rock, HIP-HOP/RAP: Alternative Hip Hop
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Intricate wordplay, irresistible hooks, positive messages, soulful roots, old-school vocal harmonies, and intense passion are a few of the elements which combine to form the powerful and unmistakable sound of the Alchemystics.
Formed in 2003, the Alchemystics melds the vocal stylings of veteran reggae musician Ras Jahn; guitar, lead and harmony vocals by Ian-I; compelling lyrics by MCs Force and Soul Jah T; deep groove rhythms by drummer Demse Zullo and world-traveled bassist Garrett Sawyer; and the keyboard artistry of Jay Metcalf.
Live, the Alchemystics conjure high-energy, captivating performances that get crowds dancing to their “new roots music.” Collectively and individually they have shared stages with such international music luminaries as Stephen Marley, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Clipse, Damian Marley, Sister Carol, Dennis Brown, Inner Circle, Busta Rhymes, Yellow Man, Burning Spear, Gil Scott Heron, Culture, ShineHead, Angelique Kidjo, Mighty Sparrow, The Brazilian Girls, Israel Vibration, Bonnie Raitt, King Sunny Ade,
and Taj Mahal.
Venues to date include festivals (including Vermont Reggae Festival, Strange Creek, Wormtown Music Festival, Charlemont Reggae Fest), clubs and dancehalls (including Pearl Street Ballroom, Iron Horse Music Hall, Paradise Rock Club, E.M. Lowe’s Palladium, Middle East, Harpers Ferry, Toads Place, and many more), colleges and universities (including University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth College, Hampshire College, Trinity College, College of the Atlantic, Worcester Polytechnic, Colby Sawyer College and others), and ski areas such as Ascutney, Whale Back, and Mount Wachusett.
The Alchemystics continue to expand horizons for themselves and their growing audience, and are available for live performance by emailing thealchemystics@https://www.tradebit.com