Reggae supergroup Dukes of Roots’ new single, Sense the Really like, was encouraged by the like felt from the Jamaican neighborhood in November 2022 when the band was together in Kingston.
“The text and music arrived simple when collaborating with superior friends in sunshine surrounded by content loving people,” stated guitarist T Rod.
Dukes of Roots was fashioned through the pandemic lockdowns when T Rod wrote the first draft of the band’s 1st tune, Consider Joyful. This act of inventive inspiration introduced collectively artistes from different parts of the globe, which include the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jamaica, and the United States. The challenge quickly advanced into a entire-length album encompassing all the aspects of roots reggae although adding a touch of variety.
The intergenerational crew which contains famous bassist George ‘Fully’ Fullwood, African direct singer Mermans ‘Mo Faya’ Mosengo, Grammy award-profitable keyboardist Sean ‘YoungPow’ Diedrick, Grammy award-winning drummer Courtney ‘Bam’ Diedrick, and dynamic guitarist T Rod have discovered a way to connect cultures as a result of tunes.
Fullwood, an architect in reggae’s development, has played with quite a few of the music’s luminaries which includes Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Joe Higgs, The Mighty Diamonds, Black Uhuru, Dennis Brown, and Gregory Isaacs. Diedrick is a Grammy award-profitable producer who invested 19 years touring the environment with Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley and enjoying on his albums, which include the 2017 Grammy award-winning Stony Hill.
Lead singer Mermans, at first from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and now based in Los Angeles, is a featured artiste with Taking part in For Improve, a multi-media project that provides collectively singers and players of instruments from all above the globe. He has performed with Toots Hibbert, Jackson Brown, Taj Mahal and Keb Mo, among some others. Courtney Diedrick, one particular of the most celebrated (Jamaican) drummers of this generation, is a extensive-standing member of Damian Marley’s band. His resume also consists of collaborations with Mick Jagger, Joss Stone and Dave Stewart (as part of the team SuperHeavy), Eric Clapton, Nas, and Stephen Marley.
On Friday, April 7, Dukes of Roots produced their newest one, Experience the Adore, via Migration Records and Youthful Pow Productions. The track is component of the band’s future debut album, which encapsulates the essence of traditional Jamaican rhythms with a world touch.
“On Come to feel the Appreciate, listeners can count on the typical Dukes of Roots audio combined with an upbeat and infectious melody, absolutely sure to have all people dancing and experience the love. With its uplifting and positive information, Truly feel the Enjoy is an anthem for our occasions, spreading pleasure and positivity in a planet that can normally seem darkish and tricky,” the team mentioned of the single.
The album is set for release in 2023 by way of Migration Documents LLC/Youthful Pow Productions.