Born in funk and bred in the digital age, live electronic duo The Floozies have burst onto the scene at a time when the industry needed them the most.
Brothers Matt and Mark Hill share the stage just as easily as they share a musical brain. Without a setlist, and without a word between them, Matt’s guitar is in lockstep with the thud of Mark’s kick. Endless looping and production builds the raw scenery upon which palm muted chugs, searing solos, and wobbling bass paint their dazzling array of colors. A bold live show full of sonic exploration and unbreakably deep pocket grooves, neck-snapping, and knee-breaking funk so dirty that the gatekeepers stood up, wiped themselves off, and took notice. Sold out shows across the Country, huge festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, High Sierra, Summercamp, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, Summerset, Bumbershoot, and headlining Red Rocks shows have continued to cement the duo’s ascent.
The Floozies are bringing the funk back, and they’re right on time.
Before changing the Electronic Music game in South Africa as GoldFish, Dominic Peters and David Poole were mild-mannered students by day-that blew the roof off house parties by night. Their trail-blazing live show, which mixed tireless house beats with multiple live instrumental performances earned the attention of a swelling house and electronic music fan base. As their fame grew, so did their scope, scouring obscure sources for unique and cheeky samples that they twisted into endlessly fun hooks and choruses. Stirring African rhythms and Sax melodies into the mix helped Goldfish evolve a truly unique house sound.Their burnished grooves are rooted in pure pop pleasure, hooking even the most cautious listener onto the dance floor (without next-day regret). After seven years basing themselves between Cape Town and Ibiza, Dom and Dave have settled in San Diego to concentrate on the burgeoning US Market. A consistent string of chart-topping hits—and a live show that has seen countless festival appearances fromCoachella to Glastonbury—has helped GoldFish become one of the most enduring and influential groups in live electronic music.
Badfish: A Tribute To Sublime
The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime continues to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for some time. What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is that they have replicated Sublime’s essence, developing a scene and dedicated following most commonly reserved for label-driven, mainstream acts. Badfish make their mark on the audience by playing with the spirit of Sublime. They perform not as Sublime would have, or did, but as Badfish does.
The Expendables enjoyed a laid-back lifestyle growing up in Santa Cruz, CA; surfing, skating, partying, and playing music were commonplace. Since 1997, The Expendables have staked their claim in the California surf/rock genre by headlining venues from coast to coast. Blending Reggae, Punk Rock, and 80s style dueling guitar solos, The Expendables have made heads turn and floors shake for years.
Ehren River Wright, better known as SoDown, is tattooing his own signature on the world of dance music, illuminating a vibrant destiny for the saxophone playing producer. His live sets are saturated with vigor and animation, breathing life into a myriad of electronic sub-genres. Combining a palpable groove with thunderous, bass-centric aromas, SoDown creates an unparalleled atmosphere. His versatility is limitless, showcased via his GetDown Key- his personal genre atlas which falls into three separate categories, SoHeavy, SoGroovy, and SoChill. Between his unbound inspiration, and acute attention to the technicalities of production, SoDown curates an immersive, sensory experience both in the studio and on stage. His charismatic persona has prompted a dedicated fan following. SoDown has commanded stages at Red Rocks, Coachella, Electric Forest, Global Dance, Sonic Bloom, and more. At the heels of his own triumphs, SoDown is only just beginning.
Mosie is the savory musical collaboration between Boston-based singer/songwriter/producer Jesse LeVines and musician/producer Aidan Brody. Originally, Mosie began as LeVines’ solo project with the release of his debut mixtape Soft Serve in 2015. The mixtape was written, produced, and pan-fried entirely by LeVines out of Nashadelphia Studios in Nashville, TN. After moving back to Boston, the small town Massachusetts local teamed up with Brody to begin cooking their debut studio album, Tangerine (2018). Mosie’s sound is best described as a Bratwurst Bump: a rugged sound, with a bold hip-hop backbone, smeared with crisp, tangy vocals, and luscious synth and guitar lines filling in the cracks. They take influence from old soul crooners, 80s disco, and a wide range of hip-hop, scooping them all into the sexiest sundae you’ve ever heard.
Oogee Wawa is a Reggae Rock/Hip Hop band representing Long Island, NY. You can’t mention the LI Reggae scene without paying homage to the guys who have paved the way for so many bands and artists. These guys have fostered a culture of love, harmony and family that is clearly evident at each of their shows. Their passion for the music is obvious as they all go wild on stage. Whether it be on the main stage of a festival or a small stage at a local venue, Oogee Wawa performs like it’s the biggest stage they’ve played on. Their high energy stage presence and unmatched crowd participation is infectious and will have you jamming along the whole time. “On a mission to spread positive, feel good music, Oogee Wawa is your go to band for all types of shows, festivals and when you just really need to party.”
Nonstop to Cairo
Hailing from Baldwin, NY, Nonstop to Cairo is a band that is sure to have a huge impact on the music industry. These guys blend reggae/ska/funk/hip hop all into one killer sound! To see them perform is an unforgettable experience, and it’s evident by the attendance at their shows. You won’t catch a single person standing still while these guys are rocking out on stage. Nonstop to Cairo’s unmatched energy, dedication and pure enjoyment of their craft is what will keep them going for years to come. It is only right that we end with words directly from them: ”Always give them more than they expected. Coming to you live in your direction. Surely to be legends on our exit.”
Samurai Pizza Cats
Your favorite ska band that isn’t really a ska band, Samurai Pizza Cats, manages to hit you directly in the feels while keeping your body bouncing across the dance floor. The eight-piece monstrosity puts its own lens on the usual ska-reggae sunshine to tackle the tough topics like mental health and substance abuse; they’re at the beach party, they’re just hungover and their phone’s been stolen. With a four-piece horn section, triple vocals, dual guitars, and driving bass and drums, the Cats bring all the necessary ingredients for a shot of ska-punk-reggae-funk you won’t need to chase. SPC has been hard at work on more original material since returning from the Binge Thinking tour and releasing its second EP Anxiety in 2018!
Nirvana Goberdhan grew up in Deer Park, NY about 45 miles East of Manhattan. Her parents are from Guyana, at the southernmost end of the Caribbean. From early on, Vana was surrounded by soca, calypso, dancehall, & reggae music. For christmas of 2014, her mom gave her a ukulele and a few years later, she began covering songs by her favorite artists like Sublime, Slightly Stoopid & Pepper (just to name a few). The combination of the ukulele and her soft voice put a unique twist on some reggae-rock staples.
In April of 2018, she signed with Pepper’s Law Records and released her first single “Show Me” with the help of musician Nick Gudzan and producers Greg Shields & Josh Saldate. Follow @Vanaliyamusic on all platforms to keep up with the latest!
Aqua Cherry is a Riff Reggae band from Port Jefferson, Long Island. “Their music provides sweet, uplifting, booty-shakin' reggae grooves infused with a rebellious rock edge.” These guys are another amazing staple within the Long Island Reggae Rock scene. With the release of their new album, “The Sum of Love”, Aqua Cherry has perfected their sound and are ready to show the world! Their live shows are filled with fans dancing and singing back every word to the band! Once they start playing, you won’t be able to help yourself from rocking out like you’re one of the band members! Aqua Cherry is ready to take STATTFest, and the rest of the world, by storm!
Bunktown Falls is a Reggae Rock band out of Long Island, NY. Over the past few months, these guys have solidified themselves as one of the power-house acts of the Long Island music scene. Fusing Reggae, Rock, Funk, Dub and Jam music all into one, these guys know how to turn their show into an all out party. These guys draw inspiration from whatever and wherever they can, which in turn creates a unique sound that listeners will fall in love with! Get your dancing shoes on and be ready to rock out with Bunktown Falls!
The Big Happy
The Big Happy is a 6-piece band from Long Island, NY that fuses rock, funk and hip hop to form a familiar sound with a big happy twist. Their self titled debut album, released on November 24 of 2018, is an effective representation of their diverse and collaborative nature.
"It's all in here, masterfully blended over powerful beats, driving rhythms, catchy melodies, subtly effective harmonies and impressive musicianship." - Bill Qurisomo, Google Play
The Big Happy originated in January of 2016 as friends with a common passion for telling stories through music and film. That initial bond led to the production of the bands first Song and Music Video, "High in Demand". From there, The Big Happy was born.
The band continues to spread their positive vibes across the tri-state area, growing a community of Happy Heads and offering a live performance that can make everybody feel apart of The Big Happy family.
"One life that's all we got. So don't waste it." - TBH
The Mariguanas are an alternative rock band with a hip-hop influence based in New York City. They're known to bring the ruckus with their immersive live performances, genre bending licks and hooks, and music that hits the heart and soul. The band’s primary goal is to inspire people to come together and live life to the fullest. These five musicians are bound to bring a smile to your face and positive energy to your life.
Zak is a 24 year old dude from Farmingdale, New York! He writes and sings Pop music. “I released an acoustic demo in 2018 which was just a small taste of what’s to come next. I’m just getting started!” - Zak
IRIEspect is a Dub Rock/Reggae/Jam band born & bred in Long Island, NY, encompassing all different types of reggae music, including live elements of dub, psychedelic, jam, & rock. This eclectic & versatile 5 piece are long time friends who all came together from other bands, including ex-drummer of The RBC and ex-bassist of Groundswell. They share a mutual respect for reggae music that is sure to leave you feeling with nothing but IRIE & positive vibrations - forward ever, backward never.