In an era where roots rock reggae has lost some of its influence on hip-hop, Mixed Culture has created a blend of music that is pleasing to the ear.
In the latest album, Movement In Roots, the ethnically and racially mixed band offers a nice selection of primarily roots reggae, a powerful blend that is not only easy to listen to but also elicits a provocative vibe that is particularly edgy in both Fire Burn and Time.
Two other songs -- Life and Guidance -- are particularly enlightening, though a couple of the tracks tend to fall off the roots movement a bit. Nonetheless, roots is roots and this is a solid collection of tunes with ample standouts, including Tuff Road and Anhelo, which offers that slow, sexy acoustic rock, hip-hop blend. To wind it down, the album closes with a wisely chosen Tuff Road track.
Overall, Mixed Culture offers a smorgasbord of vibes from various continents and listening to the entire album will allow you to flow through the roots rock environment.