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The Drastics are modern roots music. Their sound fits as easily in a Kingston dancehall as it does in an loft-party in the warehouse district. Though primarily classified as a reggae group, The Drastics embrace many styles of music both live and in the studio. This can be heard in their songs which draw from roots Jamaican music, hip hop, hard-bop jazz, afro-beat, dancehall, as well as folk music from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America. Take this powder keg cocktail of styles, add the pulse of gritty everyday urban living and you get one explosive sound. Not playing into any gimmicks or compromising to trends ("The Drastics deserve much credit for moving deep into unchartered territories" - allMusic Guide) The Drastics have been consistantly rocking crowds for three years from NYC to LA and everywhere in between ("dub masters, The Drastics ... never fail to put on a killer party" - TimeOut Chicago).
Urban Rhythm, a group of Haitian and African American musicians with years of playing experience pays tribute to a variety of musical genres - cultural jazz, blues, rock, Reggae, compas as well as Traditional Caribbean and African beats.
Jean Toussaint --The bassist and Background Vocals Playing since the age of13. Began playing guitar and switched to bass. Played with several different bands most notable “taking off” a Haitian group from south Florida.
James Leconte--Lead and Rhythm Guitar, lead and background vocals . Started playing at age 15. Played with “GT connection” and “taking off”.
Timothy A. Williams--Drummer , Lead and Background Vocals. Started playing at age 9. Recored with willie Dixion in the early 70s. Timothy’s Father played piano for Nat king cole. Tim began playing drums at Metropolitan community church in late 60s.