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Unified Highway plus Eric Rachmany

01/12/2017 08:30 PM

@ McNears's Mystic Theatre
23 Petaluma Blvd N

Unified Highway plus Eric Rachmany

$ 17.00 / Age 21 And Up

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Rebelutionvocalist/guitarist Eric Rachmany and renowned producer, DJ, and remixer Amp Live (formerly of Zion I) may possess different backgrounds, but they both travel the same creative road. Now, their paths-along with a myriad of musical genres riding shotgun-intersect in Unified Highway. The duo's self-titled debut [Audible Collision /Strange Focus Records] explores this intersectionvia a fascinating fusion of reggae, electronic, hip-hop, alternative, and soul siphoned into unforgettable songs."It was simple," says Eric. "Our goal was to get together and make good music that didn't sound like anything else.""It was natural because the feeling, vibe, and friendshipwere already there," adds Amp Live. "When you start out like that, everythingelse falls into place."Since 2009, the duo have shared the stage on multiple tours together, and their collaboration traces back to sound checks and late night jams after shows. However, during late summer 2014, Eric invited the Los Angeles-based Amp Live to his San Francisco home in order to formally record together. For the first time, the musicians found themselvesin a studio environment with no distractions and a singular focus. That initial session sparked more in Northern Californiaas well as in Santa Barbra and Los Angeles as the album's 13 tracks solidifiedover the next year."Even after all these years, this was the first chance for us to sit down and create," explains Amp Live. "That made a big difference. All of the boundariesopened up. I caught the feeling from Eric's melodies and ran with it.""I'm more of a musician and less of a producer,"continues Eric. "I'm a huge fan of everythingAmp Live does. His beats are wholly unique, and the way he produced these songs really stood out. We struck a very cool chemistry."This union proved so magnetic that it attracted a myriad of collaborators and friends. The first single "Stand Proud" boasts a striking hook from Shana Halligan and thought-provoking verses courtesy of New Kingston'sTahir Panton and dancehall up-and-comer Keznamdi. Fueled by resoundingpercussionand horns, its lithe reggae bounce gives way to Eric's powerful delivery and lyrics.

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