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HEAR THIS: Unified Highway “The Truth” PREMIERE

HEAR THIS: Unified Highway "The Truth" PREMIERE

Brand New Sounds From The Dynamic Duo

In the words of Robert Nesta Marley, “The truth is an offense, but not a sin.” The lyrics of Bob Marley’s song “Jah Live ” ring out even truer than ever in this era of fake news and propaganda spin with lives hanging in the balance. The latest single from Unified Highway finds the dynamic duo of Eric Rachmany (lead vocalist for Rebelution) and DJ/remixer Amp Live (formerly of Zion I) opens with an uncomfortably harsh statement “You’ve been lied to.” One of the last songs written for UH’s new album Headlines, which drops April 24th, “The Truth” floats along on a stark digital rhythm driven by synth chops as cold as a politician’s heart. “It couldn’t come at a more relevant time considering all the different statistics and statements presented by government and media,” said the band via email. “It makes you wonder what truly is factual. Even without lyrics, this song tells its own story instrumentally.” Audio After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: Unified Highway ft. Busy Signal “My Only” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Unified Highway ft. Busy Signal "My Only" Official Music Video

Cali Reggae Duo Taps The Turf Prez

Rebelution frontman, Eric Rachmany, and DJ/producer Amp Live are definitely on to something with their side project Unified Highway. Ever since Boomshots premiered their video for “My Space” in January the response to their genre-bending sonic alchemy has been overwhelming. “This album is actually pretty diverse,” Eric told us back then. “Every song is a little bit different from the other, so we are excited for people to hear the diversity.” His words are borne out by their latest video, the sun-and-bikini-bonanza called “My Only” featuring sixteen blazing bars from Busy Signal. “Honestly, I’m not saying this to brag or anything but I really feel like this project is groundbreaking. It’s different from anything I’ve ever heard or been a part of.” Leggo. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Unified Highway “My Space” Official Music Video PREMIERE

WATCH THIS: Unified Highway "My Space" Official Music Video PREMIERE

New Music & Visuals From Eric & Amp

First things first, this is not a social media song. “There’s two words and no dot com,” says  vocalist/guitarist Eric Rachmany (also the frontman for Cali roots band Rebelution) of the latest release from Unified Highway, his collaborative project with renowned producer, DJ, and remixer Amp Live (formerly of Zion I). The duo’s self-titled debut on Audible Collision / Strange Focus Records embodies a fusion of reggae, electronic, hip-hop, alternative, and soul. “This song is kind of like inviting everyone into our vibe, the vibe we were feeling,” says Amp. “Me and Amp got together and we said ‘Let’s do this project’ and that was the first thing that came to mind,” Eric adds. “It just felt like an intimate guitar riff. I felt like the song was just asking me to sing about the mood, about being in my zone.” Unified Highway’s first song, “Stand Proud” ft. Keznamdi and Tahir Panton, premiered on Mass Appeal, who hailed both its conscious lyrics “unification of reggae basslines and dance-ready drum loops.” Since then they say the response has been “overwhelmingly positive” and when the album drops in March there are plans for live shows. “This album is actually pretty diverse,” says Eric. “Every song is a little bit different from the other, so we are excited for people to hear the diversity. Honestly, I’m not saying this to brag or anything but I really feel like this project is groundbreaking. It’s different from anything I’ve ever heard or been a part of… It’s weird, usually I don’t like listening to myself, but I thoroughly enjoy listening to this album. We do this for the fun of it and we want to keep on doing it. It’s a really fun collaboration and we’re really stoked that Boomshots is picking it up and promoting it.” Enough long talking let’s get into that space.  Audio & Video After The Jump… Read more »