John Brown's Body's "Future Roots" uses reggae as a foundation, but incorporates dub, drum & bass, dancehall, hip hop and other musical explorations to create a sound both timeless and forward. However it's defined, people are buzzing about this progressive group from Boston and Ithaca, NY. The eight-piece band's explosive live show boasts super heavy rhythms, a three-piece horn section, air-tight drum and bass, and "the most gorgeous melodies in all of modern reggae music" (All Music Guide). JBB’s latest album Amplify (2008), debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Reggae Chart. Their new EP, JBB In Dub, will be released September 18th on Easy Star Records.
iLa Mawana is an 8-piece original reggae movement based in Boston, MA. Recently named one of the Top 100 Hottest Unsigned Acts of 2009 by Music Connection Magazine, iLa Mawana released their debut full length studio album SOLDIERS OF SOUND in May 2010.
The group then completed a five-week U.S. tour in support of the new release, including debut performances in FL, TX, LA, CA, and OR. After being featured at the 1st ever High Times Cannabis Cup in the USA alongside hip hop legend Lyrics Born & Sublime's DJ RAS MG, High Times named iLa Mawana Unsigned Band of The Week in July 2010.