Friday, May 6, 2011

CD Review: See-I's Reggae (Fun)k


The Washington, D.C.-based duo, See-I, is the latest reggae-funk project to come out of the city. The roving rhythms and Caribbean beats eschew a Jamaican charisma with the soul of Mother Africa. The thirteen cuts are pure forms of musical excellence and gritty songwriting talents of Arthur "Rootz" Steele and Archie "Zeebo" Steele. The funk, soul, rock, reggae, and dub concoctions of spine-tingling and soul-stirring music is nothing short of miraculous. The edgy vocals possess an inner energy of earthiness and raw power. However, the music is not disorganized, loud, or of poor taste. The social-activist nature of reggae music is a characteristic that is close to the hearts of most musicians and listeners. Though, See-I is not preachy, in your face, or over the top. If you are seeking good reggae beats with intelligent lyrics and fascinating musical arrangements, then 'see' See-I for what they are. ~ Matthew Forss

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