Groundation are with no doubt pioneers of contemporary reggae music. They are one of the few bands, and the most gifted, which feature a full-band reggae sound in the tradition of Steel Pulse, Misty In Roots etc. but also with major influences from jazz and soul. In an era, where most reggae is produced by singers riding digital beats and touring with session bands or soundsystems this is groundbreaking or ‘grounding’ to better describe Groundation’s conscious earthly journey to the roots, the essence of life.
Groundation’s reggae is different; it is rich and organic with long song structures where all musicians find their place to express and craft their sound. Their songs englut with passion, tunefulness and spirituality as you can hear in their new single ‘Humility’ from their upcoming 9th album ‘Building an Ark’. Enjoy!