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Mi Gaan

San Rafael, California, United States | INDIE

San Rafael, California, United States | INDIE
Band Hip Hop Reggae

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"Mi Gaan "Rough Cuts 2011""

"What A suprise. Usually we get a little 'suspicious' when US reggae arives on our desks, but this one is a rightful, authentic collection of roots tunes, that no reggae fan should ignore." - Reggae Vibes Productions NL


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Mi Gaan "Rough Cuts 2011" Compilation, "Do You Hear What I Hear" single with Melanie Macri, Norris Man - "Dubwise Connection," in 2012

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The future of reggae music is MiGaan!! Conscious and uplifting, fresh style mixed with influences of the great artists before them-MiGaan is the modern era of reggae . The bands' creative focus is the revival of roots reggae, and music with a message. Mi Gaan is one of the tightest reggae rhythm sections, and band outside of Jamaica. They represent Northern California with international acclaim and a worldwide fan base. From Europe to the Carribean Islands , Japan to Hawaii - Mi Gaan has made their mark. Blending acoustic instrumentation with electronic; Mi Gaan's sound is fresh and contemporary, while still maintaining the soul and roots of old-school reggae. The energy flowing from Mi Gaan's founders, Jeremy Gray & Justin Macri, is the back bone of the music, with their unique sound and approach that intertwines Jeremy's Reggae/Funk/Jazz drumming with Justin's hypnotic and pulsating bass lines. They are a drum and bass duo, in the tradition of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. Mi Gaan became a more complete music machine with the addition of longtime friend and versatile guitarist Kevin O'Brien who brought a diverse range of musical style and knowledge. ?The Duo and band collaborate with lyrically conscious singers to create an environment of good times for the fans. Mi Gaan has collaborated with many amazing reggae artists such as Clinton Fearon, Norrisman, Messenjah Selah, Mikey General, Kulcha Knox, Tuff Lion, Bobby Tenna, Joshua ,and Luv Fyah. But Mi Gaan doesn't stop at reggae; they also flow with R&B, Hip-Hop, African, Blues and other musical genres of the Beat Diaspora even appearing with artists such as M.C. Yogi, Karamo Susso, MC Sol Doc, Avasa and Matty Love. ?Mi Gaan's musical influences include Bob Marley, Culture, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Israel Vibration, James Brown, Fela Kuti, The Roots, The Fugees, Erykah Badu, and many others.
Jeremy & Justin were born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, a city rich in cultural diversity and creativity. Expression through music has been a lifetime journey for Mi Gaan. At an early age, each of them chose to educate themselves on music. "We wanted to be able to speak the language," says Jeremy. The duo learned to play together when young, and remained friends throughout their school days.They found themselves in music courses at college , and many years later played on the very same campus they fomerly studied at. ? Mi Gaan has been creating a lot of attention throughout the west coast with amazing performances blowing peoples minds of what these young musicians are capable of. Performing at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco was a big step for Mi Gaan, and the crowds reaction was with much support. Since Releasing their first album Rough Cuts 2011, they have been selling out of copies at shows, and starting to make a buzz in Europe with their online sales.
The compilation album, "Rough Cuts 2011," with artists such as Norris Man, Messenjah Selah, and Luv Fyah was released in Summer 2011. Listen to this one , It's hot!!
Mi Gaan pays special homage to Mr. I.J. Internacional, an O.G. of the music business, for everything he's done.