Mr.Cocoman & Solid Vibes
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Mr.Cocoman & Solid Vibes


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"Youth ahead!, Export!"

Recordings domestic alternatives are traditionally divided into two groups - wrongly and unjustly underrated revalued. To this injustice suffers from the very young Mr. Cocoman, with his band The Solid Vibes plays mixture of reggae, dancehall and pop commercialism of the Immaculate. Public with an EP of "Stay Strong".
8 / 10
Mr. Cocoman & The Solid Vibes - Stay Strong EP
Published: 1.4.2009
Total time: 17:37
Tracks: Kushumpeng, Stay Strong, Ragga Queen, That's All Right, One Love
Publisher: own expense
The domestic scene is reggae music critics unjustly neglected genre and because of that Cocoman¨s EP "Stay Strong" perfectly fit in between the hundreds dozen recordings. But the truth is that the quality of the final product turns out. And if Cocomana proved earlier than anyone expected: in June it was Mr. Cocoman & The Solid Vibes invited to an EU Music Days in Stockholm a month later succeeded in the finals of European Reggae Contest at the famous reggae Sunsplash Festival in Italy Rototom. But its biggest success was the inclusion of his debut doing "Stay Strong" among the 50 best recordings Rising Star 2009, a competition that was attended by about 10,000 mainly British bands. Mr. Cocoman so he could direct his entourage arrive at the final ceremony of the first year download Music Awards , which took place in early October in London's Wandsworth Palais.
Already at the first listening to attract the "Stay Strong" authentic to the singer's English pronunciation of Negro. Energetic speech at times reminds older recordings Irie Revoltes, sometimes Peter Fox and its parent Seeed . But these effects are marginal, in fact, because Mr. Cocoman is mainly himself and takes advantage of his nature.
Every song on the EP is different, and although he has only less than eighteen minutes, is so dense that the Royal saturated. Introductory Kushumpeng "deliver a dark arrangement, it is interesting, however, roots reggae" Stay Strong ", which gave the whole recording of the name. This track literally breathes the Berlin / Amsterdam / London (insert any city in the west of our borders) by legal and illegal coffee shops. Moreover, as one of the boards is really competitive compared to foreign production. The dancehall "Ragga Queen" while initially mildly irritating color Cocomanova voice to this one because the genre is still more suited to a deep rough voice, which the band's frontman Prague certainly not plentiful, but for example in comparison with the actual album Sean Paul Bohemia with a summary of wins. Conclusion board performs pop ballad "That's All Right" and the only song in Czech - "One Love".
There are but two reasons why this domestic reggae album of the year a higher assessment than is 8 / 10. In addition to footage is too short to lack of vocal range of singer. Argued that in the local alternative (and especially reggae) are tolerated even worse mockery, accept without reservation, but if Mr. Cocoman fully succeed on an international scale, he would have time to visit the mecca of alternative genres and subcultures - in London's Camden Town - and play a few concerts there, chat at the bar, seemingly unimportant people, and gain experience in the future is certainly worth it. Vocal range is the brilliantly disguise experience working with voice, then it is not necessary to attend the evenings Liduška. So even as Mr. Cocoman is now the only domestic reggae band with international outreach. Admit that the frontmanových twenty-two years is really an extraordinary success. Early years ahead! And if possible to export!
PS: The whole record, including an exclusive cover, you can download it here -





*leading young band of modern dancehall/reggae scene in the Czech Republic

*finalist of European Reggae Contest 2009 (10 from 460 bands)

*around 30 gigs per year in the Czech Republic

*Mr.Cocoman - 22 years of age but more than seven years on stage as singer, dj and mc

*backed by the mighty power of experienced musicians of Solid Vibes band - also as backing band experienced, backed "incredible" General Levy at Real Beat Festival 2010. Check youtube for videos.

*check out our 2009 EP "Stay Strong" released for free download on myspace.

The band led by Mr.Cocoman was established in October 2006 and plays modern reggae/ragga music with many other influences ( from jazz to D..n ..B ). Songs are based on well-known reggae riddims and on our own riddims, usually composed by Mr.Cocoman himself, who started to play reggae music with the young band Vokokos in 2002, and over the years he became one of the best czech MC..s. The rhythm and deep vybez of the SOLID VIBES supports Mr.Cocoman on stage. SOLID VIBES are the band full of the first class czech young musicians with long jazz education.
In April 2009 released EP "STAY STRONG", recorded in top Prague´s studio and this EP seems to became big event on czech reggae scene.