Reggae Tuesdays Feat. Dubbest w/ Red Sage (Patio), Mighty Mystic & The Hard Roots Movement (Patio), Sgt. Remo w/ Yahru.Guru Spellbinder and Special Guest DJ from Florida (Patio and inside)

Reggae Tuesdays Feat. Dubbest w/ Red Sage (Patio), Mighty Mystic & The Hard Roots Movement (Patio), Sgt. Remo w/ Yahru.Guru Spellbinder and Special Guest DJ from Florida (Patio and inside)

Tue, July 17, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:15 pm

$5 Early Bird / $10 Advance / $15 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

Dubbest
Dubbest
The young guns of Boston reggae, Dubbest, release Light Flashes on July 7, 2015

Since 2009, Dubbest has been forging its own path through the heavily forested reggae landscape, expertly infusing roots traditionalism with a refreshing improvisational savvy that calls to mind not only the studio experimentation of pioneering dub producers Osbourne “King Tubby” Ruddock and Lee “Scratch” Perry but also the real-time exploration of jam bands like the Grateful Dead and Phish. As friends in high school, guitarist Andrew MacKenzie, singer/melodica player Ryan Thaxter , bassist Sean Craffey, guitarist Cory Mahoney, and drummer Kyle Hancock shared a love of pop-punk and ska, bonding over bands like Black Flag, until they caught wind of Augustus Pablo’s 1974 dub classic Ital Dub. This was the gamechanger that set the stage for their current musical approach: using introspective, spacious bass and drum grooves to anchor a thickly-textured interplay of instruments, vocals, and timbres. With their third album, Light Flashes, Dubbest is poised for national recognition.
Mighty Mystic
Mighty Mystic
Considered one of the new leaders in the U.S Reggae scene, reggae artist Mighty Mystic’s fresh sound and musical diversity have proved to be a magnet for music lovers in search of that next level sound that has been missing in the reggae genre. It has attracted listeners of all ages and from all walks of life. A charismatic man on a mission, Mighty Mystic has gone from being a fan of reggae music to being a contributor to the art. Mighty Mystic came on the scene in 2006 after scoring his first international hit with the song “Riding on the Clouds.” However, it wasn’t until the release of his first album “Wake up the World” (2010) that he became a household name. “Wake up the World” boasted several standouts, such as “Revolution,” “Riding on the Clouds,” “Original Love,” & “Slipped Away” with appearances from reggae icon Shaggy and roots rocker Lutan Fyah. Mystic continues to wake up the world with his high energy, message driven brand of reggae music which he emphatically calls “HARD ROOTS.” It is this unique spin on classic reggae blended with Hip Hop & Rock that has catapulted him to the forefront of today’s Reggae Revival.

THE EARLY YEARS
Mighty Mystic was born Kevin Mark Holness in the farming community of Goshen, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica to parents Morris & Sonia Holness. As a child, Kevin showed early interest in his native island’s music. It was common to hear him singing the latest tunes while imitating the actions of popular reggae artists. In 1989, the family relocated to Boston, MA in search of a new life. Though oceans apart Kevin never lost the passion for his beloved reggae music. In the mid 90s Kevin began tagging alongside his older brother Stephen who had made a name for himself in the local Hip Hop scene. Kevin saw this as an opportunity and began showcasing his reggae vibes at every chance he was given. It was almost instantaneous, but young Kevin had been bitten by the music bug. The name “Mystic” coincidentally was the nickname given to his father as a child and also the area in Boston where Kevin grew up. So it was only fitting that Kevin would become Mystic. By the end of his teenage years young Mystic had already developed a core following and began to take the steps necessary to build for the future. Over the next few years Mystic would have several successful regional releases as well as features on VP Records Riddim Driven compilations that brought added attention to the budding Mystic. In 2005 Mystic and Producer Mike Cip of Split2nd Ent hit the studio to develop a more authentic and true sound. The duo would return with perhaps the biggest reggae record of 2006 with the song “Riding on the Clouds”. This was the beginning of the “Mighty Mystic.”

MYSTIC OF TODAY
Mighty Mystic has turned himself into one of the more sought after U.S based Reggae artists on today’s scene. His brand of “HARD ROOTS” with his high energy stage performance has been a magnet for the young enthusiastic reggae fan base. He has managed to hold firm to his Jamaican roots while adding elements of Hip Hop & Rock giving Mystic a more unique sound. In 2014 Mystic made more headlines with the release of his sophomore album “Concrete World”. The album quickly jumped to the top of the Billboard Reggae charts when the first single “Cali Green” hit the airwaves. This ferocious marijuana banger became an anthem for smokers all over and saw itself on several compilations including the popular annual VP Records release of “Hi Grade Ganja Anthems 4”. The following is a quote by Valentin Zill of the highly respected Reggaeville: “Almost all recent reggae success stories involve an artist that doesn’t shy away from stretching the “boundaries” of the reggae genre. “Concrete World” is an eclectic album of cutting-edge quality that manages to keep a distinct reggae feel to a surprising extent. It is a blueprint for contemporary modern roots, one that could define 2014… And so it did! Mystic has been described as man on a musical mission. Touring and shared the stage with some of Reggae’s biggest names such as Steel Pulse, Damian Marley, Toots and the Maytals, Lee Scratch Perry, Barrington Levy, Buju Banton, The Wailers, Shaggy, Collie Buddz, Sean Paul, Badfish, Dirty Heads, SOJA, John Brownʼs Body, Luciano, Third World, Freddie McGregor, and Capleton to name a few. His message of peace, love, struggle and perseverance isn’t something new under the sun. However, it is the passion and flare delivered by Mystic that has the people saying yes. With two successful albums (Wake up the World 2010, Concrete World 2014) under his belt Mystic is gearing up for an action packed 2016 which will see the March 11th release of his third album “The Art of Balance”, along with a U.S tour to follow. This project will be released through California based Roots Musician Records which is the brain child of E.N Young (member of Tribal Seeds) and will mark the first time these two reggae entities will be working together. Get to know this rising reggae sensation by visiting his official website and pertinent social media outlets.
Red Sage
Red Sage
Red Sage is made up of a collective of musicians from different backgrounds in Colorado's thriving music scene. The group was founded by vocalist/keyboard player Jordan Armijo (Liberation) out of Pueblo, CO). Add into the mix the sweet guitar licks and soothing vocals of Colorado Springs' local superstar Nick Pauly (OffBeat Revolution) , the smooth lines from bassist James Normandin (Inna Di Red) and the semi-traditional, jazz-influenced drum rhythms of Drew Stiles (CollieRad) and you get a unique blend of reggae music with a blues and soul influence that is reminiscent of roots reggae as well as hints of Latin influenced beats. The group is hard at work writing and reforming the sound into a well rounded and more focused groove. The music is inspired by true life events and current events in the world as well as a will to grow and spread some love throughout the darkest corners of the world. The band is known to fuse some different styles into traditional reggae for an experience that will get you moving!
Yahru.Guru
Yahru.Guru
Yahru El Guru DJ (aka YEGDJ), was born November 15, 1976 in Walnut Creek, California as William Buchanan. He is a House, Tribal House, Reggae, and Dub-Stepping DJ, who has shared stages and booths with: The Wailers, Mad Professor, Collie Buds, DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, and Israel Vibration. Continue below to visit the eclectic musical world of Yahru.
Sgt. Remo
Sgt. Remo
Sgt. Remo, born Sergio Ortiz, was born in Juarez, Mexico. He is a Mexican-American reggae singer known in the U.S. and Latin America for his music that is focused on messages about self-empowerment and the uplifting of marginalized people around the world. He began performing reggae music in the early 2000’s and refined his talent with Brotherhood Sound System in New Mexico from 2005-2008.
The unlikely reggae singer, deejay Sgt. Remo cut his first single as a guest artist on Mister Kali’s Loving Loving in 2010. He came on the international reggae scene in 2012 with the EP Life is for Living which featured his first notable songs Thunder & Lightning, No Man Stranded, and Tell Me Who (produced by McPullish). The album was released on his own independent label Jah Yutes Entertainment (JYE) which had previously released only one album, Reggae SoulJahs Worldwide Vol. 1 the year prior. The EP garnered modest attention and gave the artist a solid ground to build upon. It caught the attention of German producer Don Goliath, who invited Sgt. Remo to collaborate on the single Call on Jah in 2013.
A year later Sgt Remo released his first full album Give Thanks for Life and achieved his first international underground hit Rastafari Way. The album was well received on several markets but received the most attention in Mexico City. This opened the doors to a lasting music relationship with his native country. The 13 song album produced several hits for Sgt Remo including the title track Give Thanks for Life, Babylon is Burning, and I’m Free. The album was recognized by New York’s AIRM’s Top 30 Reggae Albums of 2014 and by Denmark’s Reggae Moods top 15 Roots & Culture Albums of the Year. 2014 also opened the doors for Sgt Remo to tour more aggressively touching down in many U.S. cities, Mexico, and even Japan. By this time Sgt. Remo had incorporated an aggressive video production strategy as part of his marketing formula releasing eight official videos for his most popular songs.
In 2015 he traveled to Columbia to perform for the first time and recorded a hit dancehall collaboration and video, Dale Play, with Columbia’s Haffid Kandela and Mexico’s Ras Levy. This would be a huge success for the 3 artists receiving good rotation in Columbia and Mexico. 2015 also saw the release of another important single Babylon Town featuring Leona De Etiopia and Ras Levy of Mexico City. This single was the beginning of an important relationship between the three artists which led to multiple collaborative efforts in the future.
2016 saw the released of the album Sgt. Remo & Friends – Crucial Classics. The 14-track album had been in the making for over two years and included a cast of 17 guest artists and various producers from the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. The album, released on JYE, rendered several noteworthy singles such as Wisdom & Glory with Princess Kazayah, Road to Zion with Chile’s Manu Dread, Ram the Dancehall with Soulfiya, and Stronger in These Times with Belizean Nego Hights. Remo produced eight official videos to accompany this release keeping up his tireless video production. He also completed a two-month tour in promotion of the album, capping off the tour with a festival line up in Mexico City featuring many of the guest artists on the album. The event was held at Cultural Roots Reggae Club, the principal reggae venue in Mexico City.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/