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Album Review: Bushwood, Bushwood

Posted in Music Reviews, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , on Monday, February 13, 2012 by Eric Gilardi

First off, my favorite part of Bushwood’s self-titled debut album is the cover art featured above. Now, that doesn’t mean that I did not like what I heard. Bushwood mixes their reggae together with a mellow, chilled out rock sound for the beach of your choice. Whether that be one with an oceanview, a riverview or a beach that you have to travel to when you shut your eyes(this is recommended only if you aren’t driving). For a rock reggae album Bushwood does a great job of not focusing too much on just reggae elements or just rock elements but carefully blends them together to give you that perfect balance.

Bushwood’s debut album is mellow enough for a relaxing listen but it will satisfy the likes of listeners looking for more of a jam band sound. Steven Ross Voronkov is a masterful guitarist and shows us this with how he finishes the track “Summertime” and throughout the instumental jam “Flomanja.” These songs let you know that these guys just aren’t your everyday mellow beach band. Another aspect of “Summertime” that I really enjoy is how it seemlessly rolls right into the next track “Paradise.” These two tracks blend into one another making it seem like the summertime turned into paradise. Which is something a lot of folks can relate to; their summertime is their paradise.

If you enjoy listening to a band like the Long Beach Dub All-Stars then I suggest you check out Bushwood. The rock reggae trio from Fort Lauderdale, Florida is not going to blow your mind with their sound but that is not their goal. Perfectly blending a jam band sound with reggae roots seems to be their goal and they have ultimately accomplished just that with their self-titled debut album.

Album Release Date: April 20, 2011


Torae & Masta Ace, “Hold Up” (Live)

Posted in Media, News, Video with tags , , , , , on Friday, July 3, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Hey guys. As much as I love vacation here in sunny Florida, I simply cannot let the blog go for as long as I am here. Call me a sucker, but I love writing and I love bringing you guys the latest on great Hip-Hop. Here is a video of two powerful ass emcees performing live on stage. Torae & Marco Polo invite Masta Ace (top 5 for sure) on stage at Blaq Poet’s album release party to perform the track “Hold Up” from their recent LP Double Barrel. These guys know how to spit that 3,000 degree fire. Make sure you don’t sleep on this one.

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

Sorry Guys…

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on Thursday, July 2, 2009 by Tim Althaus


I am actually on vacation in lovely and sunny Florida right now. You may have noticed that I didn’t put up a review for Wildstyle Wednesday yesterday. I most likely won’t be doing any additional posting until Tuesday when I come home. I would like to leave you with some news that has come up the last few days for you to enjoy. Follow me after the jump to grab them. Continue reading