Crowned kings of urban reggae NOBLE SOCIETY, bring their mash-up of ?hip hop meets dancehall' with the release of a new album, Take Charge. ?Noble Society harkens back to a time when the term ?hip hop meets dancehall' meant more than slapping Sean Paul on a remix.? ??The Village Voice Brooklyn, NY ? With their genre-bending electronic-tinged single ?She told me? currently rocking international airwaves (BBC Radio, WKCR), Noble Society is a band ready to brand themselves as the evolution of dancehall.
?Noble Society harkens back to a time when the term ?hip hop meets dancehall' meant more than slapping Sean Paul on a remix.? ??The Village Voice
Brooklyn, NY ? With their genre-bending electronic-tinged single ?She told me? currently rocking international airwaves (BBC Radio, WKCR), Noble Society is a band ready to brand themselves as the evolution of dancehall. Noble's futuristic reggae sound, with a world-view, incorporates both their quintessential reggae roots and their need to represent Brooklyn's vibrant cultural milieu.
Comprised of musicians who have worked with a ?who's who? of music (Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Branford Marsalis, John Kale, Luciano), Noble Society was born out of a desire to blend the sounds of dancehall with hip hop and world music ? call it urban reggae. Taking note from the grime scene currently brewing in London, the Noble Society sound is grounded in roots music and always creating and reaching towards the future, says founder, and guitar virtuoso, Diego ?Fuego? Campo.
?To catch a Noble Society show is to be transported to a place teeming with pure adrenaline.? TRACE Magazine
Creating a sound that is both world and urban, with a vibrant live show to match, Noble members Fuego, MC Delie and Jahdan craft a sound that is both hip hop and reggae, both conscious and beat-driven. With the release of their second full-length album, Take Charge, Noble is one of the most promising reggae bands on the rise. Their sweet melodies and funky beats take listeners on a journey to a place where great music and greater understanding take charge.
?Deeply satisfying reggae/ hip hop fusion from Brooklyn?Always precise and swinging.???Tokion Magazine
Take Charge takes elements from UK grime, hip hop and dubstep, or ?futuristic reggae,? as they like to describe it. On the dub meets electronica ?She Told Me,? frontman Jahdan, accompanied by angelic harmonies, waxes melodiously of a lost love, while the thumping bass reminds you this is no suburban ditty. Rather, it is how a man living in a concrete jungle can best express his yearning for a past love.
Noble's society includes collaborations with music's genre-benders including, 77KLASH, Lutan Fyah, Manny Lane and drummer Adam Deitch. The band has also opened for Sizzla, Soulive, Yami Bolo, Fatman Scoop and Midnite,
Members of Noble Society:
Founder and producer Diego ?Fuego? Campo was born in Spain and is a master at the Spanish guitar. He has produced work for reggae artists, including Midnite, Lutan Fyah, Yami Bolo, Natty King, Norrisman, Khari Kill, Marlon Asher, Abijah and worked with hip hop artists, including David Banner.
Frontman Jahdan brings fire to the stage with his brand of soulful voice and raging lyrics. Jahdan has performed with the likes of Branford Marsalis's Buckshot LeFonque, Smif & Wesson, dead prez, Matisyahu...
Drummer Deantoni Parks is a virtuoso who began playing drums at the age of five and is currently creating buzz as one of the most-sought after drummers of today. Deantoni has played with Moby, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Mars Volta and Vernon Reid. He is also a producer and drummer for the group, Kudu
Keyboardist Nick Fantastic has produced work rhythms for Capleton, Luciano, I
Wayne, Boscom X, Jr Kelly, and Richie Spice. The ?Hard Times Rhythm? he produced radically changed dancehall toward a more rootsy direction when it dropped in 2004. Nicks recent collaborations with HOT 97's Bobby Konders include a powerful track with reggae newcomer Collie Buddz called "Let Me Know".
Lyricist and producer 77KLASH (Two Seven Klash) is a walking mashup. A Jamaican punk rock, rapper, Klash's walk, talk, attitude and his music, are all a reflection of his background. As a lyricist, his recent cult hit, "Brooklyn Anthem", was reviewed favorably in many respected magazines as the "U.S.'s answer to U.K. Grime".