New Paltz’s Ska/Reggae/Experimental band The Big Takeover are releasing a new album on January 21st 2014 called Children of Rhythm. If you like Caribbean music mixed with some ska & reggae, you’ll want to check this out I’d iamgine. You can listen to their single “Party” now at Soundcloud.
Get ready for The Big Takeover. This rocking Ska/Reggae/Experimental band out of New Paltz, NY is sure to make you move and shake to melt your stress away. If you’re a fan of The Slackers, The Specials or The Selecter, make sure to have Children of Rhythm due for release on January 21 ready for your next party or the next time you forget what your smile looks like. “Party”, the band’s lead single, is a great place to start if you’re newly introduced to The Big Takeover. This song will melt your troubles away and make your whole body smile, with its carefree island vibe and undeniable groove.
The Big Takeover is currently NeeNee Rushie (lead vocals), Rob Kissner (bass), Chas Montrose (saxophone), Andrew Vogt (trombone), Jose Lopez (guitar), Lora Cohan (keys), and Hector Becerra (drums). They’ve been making hips sway since late 2007 after their formation in the hopping college town of New Paltz, NY, where NeeNee was a college freshman and acclimating to NYC after her move from her home country of Jamaica. Jose Lopez and Lora Cohan both attended SUNY New Paltz as music majors, but the rest of the band’s talent is completely raw and natural. They started playing small venues (bars, house parties, parks, private events) and in 2008, the band was asked to open for The Wailers when they came to Poughkeepsie to play Chance Theater. Soon later, they took off playing all around NYC at various notable venues with equally notable acts. With two albums under their belt – “Following Too Close” (2008) and “Tale of My Life” (2011), newly released “Children of Rhythm” is sure to live up to the anticipation that fans have been building up for the past couple years. In other words, it’s party time.