The Divine Crime
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The Divine Crime


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"University of California Irvine - ReggaeFest 2009"

“The Divine Crime rocked our Reggaefest! You guys showed up and stole the show. The Divine Crime brought a little something for everyone from the reggae fans to the rockers. Your style is truly unique and we’ve gotten nothing but love from the Reggaefest crowd about your performance. It was a pleasure working with you and I can’t wait to see you perform again. Thank you for making us look so good!” - Alex, Event Manager for University of California, Irvine for Reggaefest UCI 2009. - Event Manager speaks on behalf of the festival....

"The Divine Crime"

The Divine Crime harmonizes its reggae roots with the modern music universe, using strong footholds in a variety of music communities, a literally enormous stage presence, and a sound like a carefully crafted confection: a chewy reggae center with a thin candy shell of modern pop and R&B more likely to stir the listener toward a rum-and-coke-soaked fit of dancing than rolling up a fat one at the beach.

.....The Divine Crime mixes a carefully produced cocktail of danceable reggae, R&B, dub and funk at a time when reggae’s love affair with pop music — a relationship that carried on through the ’80s and ’90s with mainstream artists such as UB40, Ace of Base and Shaggy has basically reached its thawing-out stage. It is a time when such pop singers as Rihanna apparently carry the last dying embers of the Caribbean influence into the clubs and charts, where hip-hop and pure electronic dance pop now reign supreme. Amid the passionless marriage of reggae and pop in the new century, The Divine Crime is attempting to force the two distant lovers to meet at a coffee shop to discuss their future. Within two years, well before the release of its debut CD Obliquity, the band managed to find itself before crowds with upward of 3,000 people, including UC Irvine’s annual 'Reggaefest' and WorldFest in Los Angeles, and had supported legendary artists such as Yellowman, Pato Banton, and Barrington Levy, among others......

Frontwoman Amee Jana, an East Coast funk-damentalist in her own right, tops off the irie sundae with her dynamic vocal style schooled in funk and soul. Jana, adds a flair and presence that is less often seen in reggae, a genre where the percussion and bass are generally the main attraction."

To read this article in full, visit - VC Reporter, By Chris Mastrovito


OBLIQUITY - Full length LP, February 2010 (Nuttsactor 5 Rekordingz)



Featuring the former backing band of HR from Bad Brains and funked-out vocalist Amee Jana, The Divine Crime is an all-star crew with a high energy show, song-writing power, and a contagious vibe. Representing true musicianship and serious eye candy, this new group demands attention; infusing reggae, roots, dub, dancehall, soul and jam music into a seamless combination. Heavy & danceable grooves with layers of deep bass, synth textures, loud rippin' guitar and heart filled melodies & harmonies is what defines this group.

Currently featured in July 2010's issue of HIGH TIMES MAGAZINE as UNSIGNED BAND OF THE MONTH, The Divine Crime has already had the opportunity to perform and directly support reggae legends and all-stars such as Yellowman, Barrington Levy, Don Carlos, Pato Banton, Bushman, Rebelution and Tribal Seeds; just to name a few.

Their recently released debut album OBLIQUITY, featuring dub mixes by THE SCIENTIST (Nuttsactor 5 Reekordingz) is now available globally on the digital market and in select retail stores. They are currently touring up and down the West Coast in support of the album.

Their mission is to empower every kind of music lover, throw fears & complacency out the door, and rock it out no matter who's staring. Conscious and soulful, the band delivers an incredibly high-powered, raw energy performance, and invites you to share their vision.

To hear their music, please visit their official website at