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Hope Massive, Boom One perform Sept. 15

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Article Published: Sep. 13, 2012 | Modified: Sep. 16, 2012
Hope Massive, Boom One perform Sept. 15

Hope Massive recently teamed up with legendary Jamiacan dub engineer The Scientist on a new album, ‘Scientist Meets Boome One,’ due later this year.

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Local record label Boom One Records is happy to announce the return of Hope Massive to Boone Saloon on Saturday, Sept. 15.

The “Massive attack” will include special guests Boom One Sound System and Fyah Productions for a one-night Boone roots and dancehall takeover.

Hope Massive, a long-time High Country favorite, will be performing new tracks off the upcoming “Scientist Meets Boom One” CD due out later this year. Hope Massive and Boom One Sound have been working with legendary Jamaican dub engineer The Scientist, and they are excited to premiere some of these new songs.

The Scientist is known for such classic dub albums as “Scientist Meets the Space Invaders,” “Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires” and “Scientist wins the World Cup.” He mixed, mastered, and dubbed the upcoming release, which will come out under Boom One Records.

Formed in 2004, Hope Massive is a rare blessing of roots and vintage dancehall music. Priding themselves on positive forward movement, rather than competition and instant success, a new foundation has been created between the six-piece band assembled from the areas most humble and respected musicians.

Just like their music, Hope Massive demonstrates an ability to maintain positivity while mashing up the dance floor, combining melody, harmony and explosive lead lines to create a unique and original sound. The intensity of the rhythm section creates evocative grooves that cannot be denied by young-old, black-white, red-yellow, poor or wealthy. People music, for the People.

Boom One Sound System (BOSS) is an American group of songwriters, beat creators, and entertainers out of North Carolina. Formed in 2009, Boom One’s original music includes hints of hip-hop, reggae, soul, glitch and grime, but dub is its foundation. Using the elements of rhymes and beats from hip-hop, heavy bass lines and synthesizing rhythms from electronica music with influences from world music and current events, BOSS has developed an original sound that is all its own. Boom One combines technology with the organic undertones of life in order to capture a new form of music dubbed “future roots.”

Combining reggae, current and ancient events, vintage dancehall, rock, Latin jazz and other world music, Hope Massive has created a formula for a promising yet challenging mission – to make the people think, dance and feel through their music.

Hope Massive has performed with Gregory Isaacs, Midnite, Morgan Heritage, The Gin Blossoms, The Wailers, Damien Marley, The Spam All-Stars, Israel Vibrations, Culture, The Mediations, Eek-a-Mouse, The Itals and blues legend Etta Baker.

The show takes place at Boone Saloon, located at 489 W. King St. in downtown Boone, Sept. 15 at 10 p.m. Admission is $5.

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