Difference, what so many search for, can be found in the music and attitude of Sloppy Joe.
They formed at the sound of ska and reggae with fullness of sound from dud, but quickly they had extended their range in influences. This is so vast, they end up loosing themselves in the mix of the all sonorities, the personal references, spread as they are in a all new multicultural, brand mark of the band. The music of Sloppy Joe is pop and popular; comprimising and promising with race and multicultural, its universal, several versus; from land; from the end of land, portugal, the rest of the world.
Their live performances are described as a mix of gipsy wedding and a circus backstage, showing nowdays, volved a few years of roadtrips, other serenity and consistency, without loosing the exuberance from other times.
Where the Black Uhuru mix with the Mler Ife Dada and Manu Chao.
Reggae, rock, afro, hip-hop, drum-bass, funk, samba and jazz, here is PHILHARMONIC WEED. PHILHARMONIC WEED were born in 1997 and they immediately started a whole new cultural movement in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. With backgrounds in Mozambique, Angola, Cape Vert and Portugal, and living in places like Brazil and Saudi Arabia, they started off with a career wich has been developing as a big promess in the new portuguese music. The true mix of values, musical and artistic colors filled up with soul and strenght have been fundamental in their path to create a unique group always searching for new directions. In 2005 they..ve started recording their second album with 13 new songs with the collaboration of several important portuguese artists such as Sam The Kid, Prince Wadada, DJ Nel Assassin and Melo D. This new album will be out in April/ May 2006.
Patrice Bart-Williams, born July 9, 1979 in Kerpen to a German mother and the Sierra Leonean writer-activist Gaston Bart-Williams, better known as Patrice, is an Afro-German reggae artist. He also often uses his second name: Babatunde (Yoruba: return of the father), which his parents gave him since Patrice was born on the same day that his grandfather died. His music is influenced by Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley.
Sublime was an American ska-punk and reggae band that originated in Long Beach, California. Sublime consisted of three members: Bradley Nowell (vocals and guitar), Bud Gaugh (drums), and Eric Wilson (bass guitar). Former members include Kelly Vargas (who played drums while Gaugh was in rehab) and Michael Happoldt for a very short time (guitar). The band achieved major mainstream success with their self-titled third album; however, Nowell died of a heroin overdose in his hotel room on the west side of San Francisco shortly before it was released, resulting in the band’s split in 1996. Worldwide, Sublime has sold 17 million albums, including about 10 million in the U.S. alone.