Review: When I think of Reggae I can't help but imagine walking to a swaggered strut, relaxed and in a mind space between mindfulness and euphoria. In a warm semi-conscious daze. Any Reggae enthusiast will hopefully understand what I mean by that and for those who don't please go to your browser and search for Equidistant by InDaze for a new but traditional Reggae sound.

Now, for those who don't know of Reggae and assume it is a genre based around a strumming pattern I will you this: if there are any of the genres that actually focus on the phonetic mastery of subject matter, Reggae takes the throne! Within the swagger and swing of its rhythm lie lyrics  decorative and precise. It is an art forms of meaning and substance. Poetry accompanied by key and tone. 

Musically they seem to hold the arbitrary postion between Ska and Reggae, which in all fairness is a strong and broader place to hold. Guitars, brass, percussion and of course a sublime understanding of articulate wordplay. From the way that the guitar introduces you to the vocal pattern (yes, you read that correctly) you find yourself centered within the song before the words actually begin. 

InDaze's first single, "Equidistant" opens with a solid brass rhythm and a barrage of horns. The song is a journey which gives balance in all aspects of life, and at the end of the day, soul is what Reggae is about. So whether you are new or old to the world of Reggae take the time to listen to this group, and lose yourself. The band's new album, which is set to be released in early 2014, contains 12 original songs written by Frontman Gage Weir. InDaze hail from New York City and have been performing at major venues around NYC, most notably at BB King's last November, opening for Badfish: A tribute to Sublime.

To hear and learn more about InDaze go to:
Indaze Music

By: Jamez Kirby