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The Vibesetters


By vibesetters, 2008-11-09
The Vibesetters

Together since 2004, The VibeSetters have released 2 full length albums and are just completing

work on their third and most captivating record yet for Buddha Studio Recordings. The new CD

release, Peace for all Beings, will be available to radio and the press on September 9th, 2007.

The album will also be available for download through internet sites CDBaby.com, Soundclick.com and

Garageband.com. The first single off the CD will be the lead track "Walk Strong", with lyrics that

explore making peace happen within ourselves so that we may calm the world.

The VibeSetters consider themselves to be a present day rock n' reggae jazzfunk improvisational experiment in classic songwriting and music composition for the positive upliftment of universal suffering and injustice.

Folks who have experienced The VibeSetters music don't necessarily agree and had the following to say when asked the question:

"What type of music do The VibeSetters play?"

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more rock or alternative influence rather than reggae

a weird mix of jam stuff and rock and reggae. I do not know if I would call it reggae

rasta deadhead or country reggae

More pop then reggae

rock/ska/blues

not typically reggae but with a nice flow.

Hip-Hop

didn't make me think of Reggae, but more old rock

Not sure about the style, can't really classify them

Rocksy

remindes me of some old Zeppelin riffs

Almost not reggae

the soul of this music is rock, southern rock influenced by a west coast rock blues approach

sounds like something by Sublime

not really reggae

more rocky than reggae

not really reggae in my book

reminds me of Santana. Very groovy!

I like their dynamics...a subtle vibe is in the air

new Reggae?

Mellow vibes

kind of bluesy

its just like chill music

you guys can definitely jam!!

Nice jazz feeling

Good for those mellowed out kind

cool jazzy blues

not overboard on the happy side and not too mellow either

Shoegazey Jazzy Reggae Jam

Me gustó el estilo y rhythm

Very textural..infectious...very cool

not really reggae to me..but would fit into several categories..blues,pop,funk cause of its chilled nature

Got the Latin vibe happening

hypnotic groove

groove rock

I haven't heard stuff like this since Steely Dan or old Santana. An urban feel. The rhythms away you like a long lost lover and holds you there till the end

Santana meets The Dead

a spice of reggae

The Vibesetters
About Us The Vibesetters
The VibeSetters play Rock n' Reggae Jazzfunk Instrumental Improvisational Soundtrack Music - Peace for all Beings.

The VibeSetters are a Rock n' Reggae Jazzfunk group who have just recently made Santa Cruz,

California their hometown after a not so easy decision to leave their island refuge of St. John in the

Caribbean. The sound that The VibeSetters lay down is a healthy dose of funky rural electronic

reggae rock rhythms applied with urban jazz and hip hop sensibilities which respect the past,

celebrate the present and give promise to the future of music. Their simple, yet textural rhythm

based songs have attracted an enthusiastic and eclectic audience to date with positive responses

to the music from around the globe. A listener from Stockholm, Sweden feels:

"This is not traditional reggae. It is refreshing and mystic. A litte bit moviesoundtrackstyle. Puts me in

a state of euphoria."

Living in the US Virgin Islands shaped the sound of the band to reflect the sometimes tumultuous

conditions created by the struggle between urban progress and preserving paradise. Sensing how

people can be uplifted from violence, poverty, sickness and discrimination through the inspiration of

music, The VibeSetters set upon a mission of equity, justice and peace for all beings. Taking their

music to the mainland has enabled the message and positive vibrations to reach more people.

The VibeSetters music has been described by one reviewer as 'Jimi Hendrix meeting Bob Marley to

collaborate on a retro-rock reggae electronica soundtrack for inner peace.' The band is working

towards attaining a mastery of original musical communication worthy of such a comparison with

classic musical icons like Marley and Hendrix, while incorporating some of the more innovative computer based sonic technologies into the music. They balance their original songwriting and

composition with improvisational tendencies since spontaneity and structure foster the creative

tension which gives rise to new musical creation. The VibeSetters are giving the impression to

listeners of various tastes that they are inventing a new sound with their music born from the cross

pollination of diverse cultural influences with modern perspectives on universally celebrated classic

reggae and rock songwriting.

The VibeSetters are an intelligent and politically concerned band with a strong emphasis on uplifting

the conscience to relieve the social suffering of all. When folks hear the music, they feel the

vibration of the soundwaves and receive inspiration to set upon the mission. The music provides courage

to gather strength for fighting oppression and alleviating suffering. Like a sound swelling inside a feedback

loop... hope, love, truth, equity, justice and peace will resonate louder and stronger until freedom is

the only song we hear and the only song we sing. However, a destination is pointless if you do not

enjoy the ride so, please support music that makes you feel alive.
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