The Rebirth

The Rebirth

BandR&BEDM

"...a storm of jazzy live action out of LA....solid R&B tinged tracks that remind us of the good old days of The Brand New Heavies and Jamiroquai's first albums and the original Giant Step parties...lots of thick, layered vocals mixed with inner city heat." - URB Magazine

Biography

In the compelling 11-track album called “This Journey In” recorded in the band's hometown of Los Angeles, The Rebirth matches its musical vitality with a gift for lucid poetry and songwriting, creating a rich sound built on an organic blend of new and traditional soul, hip-hop, jazz and funk. These elements make the group's music both highly progressive and a throwback to the classic soul bands like: Earth, Wind & Fire, Ramp, Pleasure, Rotary Connection, Side Effect and Roy Ayers. The newest release, “Love Issue EP” is a rich house groove and the last recording with previous lead singer Noelle Scaggs and serves as an appetizer for the final course to come later on this year. The full length release entitled “Being Through the Eyes of a Child”.

At times mystical, always generous, The Rebirth’s strength is not only present in the chemistry provided by the instruments, but also in the group’s dynamic harmonic vocal layering. In this age of sampling and computers, the crafting of the great song and the great record is simply not as common. The Rebirth pays special attention to everything that makes a song find its own greatness. Melody, rhythm, lyrics, instrumentation, arrangement, performance and production are equally emphasized.

Over the last few years, The Rebirth has celebrated the successes of several smashing singles: “This Journey In”, “Every Body Say Yeah”, “Got Your Madness”, and their critically acclaimed cover of The Might Ryders’ “Evil Vibrations” for Ubiquity Records’ compilation, Rewind! 4. Nominated for “Song of the Year” at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards and concluding in 2004 at #6 on his play list, “Evil Vibrations”, continues to gain accolades for the group as one of the US’ most promising neo-soul collectives. The release of “This Journey In” also quickly garnered airplay on radio stations from Los Angeles to the U.K. and Japan, and appeared on numerous CD’s including: King Britt’s Black to the Future, Gilles Peterson’s Trust a DJ 9 and the Norman Jay MBE compilation entitled Giant 45. In addition, Gilles Peterson included the song on his list of “20 Best in 2003” and Norman Jay called it, “The anthem of the summer 200”. Poignant tracks that appear on This Journey In include “Shake It”, a catchy mid-tempo jam that encourages one to feel uninhibited about getting out to the dance floor to simply let loose and enjoy the moment; the smooth dance song, with a funky base line, “Stray Away”; “Common Ends”, an uplifting track that talks about the experiences in life that unifies people; and the funky, disco-Brazilian inspired song, “Talking Me Down”, plus many other stellar compositions.

“The Rebirth is prepared to fully represent the return of the quintessential soul band”, says Carlos “Loslito”, the leader and creator of the group. The original keyboardist for the L.A. underground funk troop, Breakestra, Loslito has been conceptualizing The Rebirth since the Acid Jazz movement in the early 90’s. Groups like Soul 2 Soul, Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, Omar and the underrated Young Disciples,” inspired Loslito to write and perform similar soulful music. From this era came the studio project turned live act known as Mesh of Mind. After making their statement around Los Angeles and releasing music on Planet Earth Recordings and Dorado records, the group soon learned that the U.S. wasn’t quite ready for a band of its kind. D’Angelo was just releasing
“Brown Sugar” and the Philly sound were still finding its unified voice. The project persevered and while recording the full-length album several key members started a side project that became the Grammy Award winning Ozomatli. In turn, Mesh of Mind went their separate ways and the concept and music had to be put on the shelves, hence The Rebirth. “Though it was hard to let go, I do find solace in my belief that situations happen for a reason,” said Loslito. “Mesh of Mind was the learning grounds for what The Rebirth is today and what it will become. The project has matured and all the current members have synchronicity not only on a performance level, but most importantly on an instinctual level. Leonard Bernstein once said ‘You are the sum of your listening experience’ and in The Rebirth’s case we have been influenced by the same types of music and it helped us to achieve a complimentary state without force in our music”.

The additional lead vocalist of The Rebirth is newest member, J. Mitchell. Her sensual or soulful sounds add a new dimension to the band’s well-known vocal tapestry. She was discovered by Carlos singing back-up in a friend’s band. Born in Seoul, Korea, J. Mitchell made her way to Los Angeles after growing up in Colorado. At a very age J. Mitchell began writing poetry and songs as her musical desires emerged catching the eyes of music fans everywhere. Mitchell cites as her inspiration jazz greats Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix, Shuggie Otis, Eryka Badu, Dilla She credits the

Discography

Releases:

This Journey In (12") Kajmere Sound Recordings 2002
Every Body Say Yeah (12") Kajmere Sound Recordings 2003
This Journey In (CD) Kajmere Sound Recordings 2005
This Journey In (2xLP) Kajmere Sound Recordings 2005
This Journey In (CD) Lexington 2005
Untitled (CDr, EP) Kajmere Sound Recordings 2005
Evil Vibrations (Saturday Mix) (12") Oriental Source Sound & Distribution 2006
Love Issue (12", EP) Mahasa Music 2008

Appears On:

OM Lounge 9 (2x12") This Journey In OM Records 2004
Soul Heaven Presents Masters At Work (LP Set Two) (2x12", Comp) Everybody Say Yeah (Al... Soul Heaven Records 2006
St. Moritz Vibes At Badrutt's Palace Hotel (5xCD + Box, Ltd) Evil Vibrations Milan Records 2006

Tracks Appear On:

Love and Other Four Letter Words Soundtrack 2007
King Britt Presents Black To The Future (12") This Journey In Handcuts Records 2002
GP04 - Eclectic (2xLP) This Journey In (Vocal) Trust The DJ 2003
GP04 - Eclectic (CD) This Journey In (Vocal) Trust The DJ 2003
Southport Weekender (3xCD) This Journey In suSU 2003
VIRTU™ See Level (2xCD) This Journey In Virtu 2003
Black To The Future (2xLP) This Journey In FiveSix Recordings 2004
Black To The Future (CD) This Journey In FiveSix Recordings 2004
California Soul (2xLP) This Journey In Unisex 2004
Norman Jay MBE - Giant 45 (2xCD) This Journey In React 2004
Om Lounge 9 (CD) This Journey In OM Records 2004
OM Lounge 9 (2x12") This Journey In OM Records 2004
Rewind! 4 (12") Evil Vibrations Ubiquity Records 2004
Funk Fever (4xCD) Evil Vibrations Wagram 2005
Galactic Soul - Cosmic Street Soul Classics (2xLP) This Journey In BBE 2005
Galactic Soul - Cosmic Street Soul Classics (CD) This Journey In BBE 2005
Impeach The Precedent (CD) Every Body Say Yeah Kajmere Sound Recordings 2005
Impeach The Precedent (2xLP) Every Body Say Yeah Kajmere Sound Recordings 2005
Joey Negro In The House (2xCD + CD) Evil Vibrations ITH Records 2005
Joey Negro In The House (2xLP) Evil Vibrations ITH Records 2005
Most Rated 2005 (2xCD + DVD) Evil Vibrations Defected 2005
My Playlist By Llorca (CD) Evil Vibrations Wagram 2005
My Playlist By Llorca (CD, Promo) Evil Vibrations Wagram 2005
Nova Classics Six (CD) Evil Vibrations Nova Records 2005
Press Play (CD) Evil Vibrations Tirk 2005
Rewind! 4 (2xLP) Evil Vibrations Ubiquity Records 2005
Rewind! 4 (CD) Evil Vibrations Ubiquity Records 2005
Southport Weekender 3 (3xCD) Evil Vibrations (Edit) SuSU 2005
Undercover Cuts 23 (CD, Enh, Promo) This Journey In Undercover Mag 2005
DJ Junior Presents Lend Me Your Ear (CD) Walk Talkin' Mizell (U... Record Breakin' Music 2006
Jazztronica 2 (2xCD) Evil Vibrations (Satur... Gate Records 2006
Martin Solveig In The House (2xCD, Comp, Mixed + CD, Comp) Evil Vibrations ITH Records 2006
Martin Solveig In The House (Part 1) (2xLP) Evil Vibrations ITH Records 2006
Rewind! 5 (CD) Handle It Ubiquity Records 2006
Rewind! 5 (2xLP) Handle It Ubiquity Records 2006
Soul Heaven Presents Masters At Work (3xCD, Mixed) Everybody Say Yeah (Al... Soul Heaven Records 2006
Soul Heaven Presents Masters At Work (LP Set Two) (2x12", Comp) Everybody Say Yeah (Al... Soul Heaven Records 2006
St. Moritz Vibes At Badrutt's Palace Hotel (5xCD + Box, Ltd) Evil Vibrations Milan Records 2006
The Big Chill (2xCD) This Journey In Resist Music 2006
The Kajmere Sound Volume 1 (12") Sum Same Kajmere Sound Recordings 2006
Wicked Jazz Sounds 2 (2xCD) Evil Vibrations (Satur... United Recordings 2006
Lust - Art & Soul: A Personal Collection By Joey Negro (2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Love Issue SuSU 2007
Nish Nash Nosh Vol.1 - Mixed By Neil Scott (CD) Evil Vibrations Nish Nash Nosh Corp. 2007
Record Breakin' Presents Excursions (CD, Comp) Talking Me Down (Domu ... Record Breakin' Music 2007
Weekend Nu-Jazz - Late Nite Nu-Jazz Of Modern Tunes With Jazzy Flavour (2xCD) Evil Vibrations (Satur... High Note Records 2007

Unofficial Releases:

Evil Vibrations / I Just Wanna Do My Thing (12", W/Lbl) Evil Vibrations Not On Label 2006

Set List

Average set is 90 minutes, including original music and covers.