Debut album from United Vibrations. Comes as CD Digipak, also includes IMMEDIATE download of 9-track album. Format: 320kbps mp3.
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Yussef Dayes : Drums - At 16 yrs of age Yussef is the Youngest member of UV. Playing with his elder brothers since the age of 4, drumming is not a hobby but a lifestyle for this young prodigy. More recently he has had lessons from the legendary Billy Cobham, helping him to hone his raw talent into a dynamic cocktail of, jaw dropping technical ability, youthful energy and pure FIRE. His style of playing can only be described as ferocious. Think Tony Allen on steroids. Big beats and intoxicating grooves are the hallmark of this truly unique rhythm section. The synthesis of Afro-beat, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Rock, Funk, Punk and just about all modern dance music is made possible by the sheer audacity, imagination and natural flow of this rhythm section.
Kareem Dayes : Bass & Vox – If Yussef is the fire of the rhythm section, than Kareem is the earth. Less eye-catching, but equally proficient, with his technical ability, Kareem’s abilities are expressed equally through playing and composing. From Mahler to Marley, he his well versed in both the traditions of European and Afro music. Trained as a classical cellist, he has performed in the Barbican leading the London Schools Symphony Orchestra’s cello section. It is this broad musical heritage and seeing the polarized nature of the music scene, yet the unity within the underlying foundations of ‘good’ music, that has inspired him to appropriate the term ‘12-tone’ to describe the music he and his peers are making. This ‘united’ perception is expressed through his lyrics, composition and bass playing, which not only grooves, but sings.
Wayne Francis : Sax & Vox - Wayne is the newest member of the band, but within 2 years, he has developed an understanding and kinship with them that is equivalent to that of any life long brotherhood, such is the beauty of music. Not only has he gelled with the three brothers, he has improved them. His saxophone playing is second to none. It was whilst studying at the prestigious Trinity College of Music (where Fela Kuti, one of the bands main influences, also studied) where he met Kareem via the network of Jazz musicians in London. Introduced to the rest of the band, they immediately clicked. Not only is Wayne a Virtuoso saxophonist, but he is also a keen composer and lyricist, as demonstrated on the B-side, ‘Journey’ , where he astutely, and charismatically delivers a piece of spoken word in each verse. Through UV he has found a project through which he can express the full spectrum of his imagination, beyond that of a traditional "jazz" saxophonist.
Ahmad Dayes : Trombone & Vox – The ‘godfather’ of the band. Ahmad founded United Vibrations in 2004. Bringing together a group of musicians with the aim of bringing the LIVE element back to “Urban” and “Black” music. Inspired by Drum ‘n’ Bass and his love for Reggae, he wanted to start something that would bring a fresh take on the British music paradigm. Trained as an engineer, with his colleague Jesal Padia, he has built up his own studio in order to realize his dream. ‘RA!’ is a product of this studio, which promises to deliver many a great record for a very long time. Not only is Ahmad the facilitator of the band but, along with Wayne, he gives UV that authentic, uplifting sound of a wicked Brass section. Ahmad masterfully marshals the horns to great effect and combined with the big beats from his younger brothers, UV create a sound that is truly exceptional.