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This week we focus our radar on Mystic Roots Band’s latest release with their sophomore album CALI-HI as reviewed by Chris Castro. This is the first full length release by Mystic Roots since their 1999 release of Constant Struggle that was later re-released in 2005 featuring a duet with reggae legend Barrington Levy.
Mystic Roots Band – CALI-HI
On the whole, it’s quite difficult to find a reggae band that can throw down sunny dance-hall, dimly-lit, cavernous dub passages, distorted guitar solos, and a hip-hop DJ’s knack for scratching and sampling into one album, but, somehow, Mystic Roots Band manages to dish out an album as stylistically varied as it is bass-heavy. Lifestyle features a swarm of MC’s (including dance-hall legend Barrington Levy) trading verses over a funky dance riddim, whereas…READ MORE
Written & Reviewed by Chris Castro