Boulder-area band Stylie will be streaming its album release live at 8 p.m. tonight from this Facebook or event page. Stylie is rooted in real-deal reggae and boasts repeat-button-worthy melodic hooks, serious grooves, and ‘on the fly’ live dub jams. Tonight’s live Flyin’ High album release is a chance to declare it is indeed Friday with your own private shelter-in-place Stylie dance party.
Formed in 2017, Stylie gelled when a couple of Boulder-area musicians fell upon a common reverence for roots reggae pioneers such as Peter Tosh, Culture, and Lee “Scratch” Perry. Their unique sound is handcrafted in Lyons, in an old farm house basement studio dubbed Dub Farm Records. The group, available for live gigs, is also heavily influenced by modern American reggae bands like John Brown’s Body, Slightly Stoopid, and The Expanders.
The March release of their debut self-produced album is their entrance into America’s budding reggae scene, featuring six farm-fresh songs with nods to the classics.
“Stylie is the Boulder based reggae band that has taken Colorado by storm,” writes Mile High Reggae. “The powerful first track, ‘Sweet Reggae Music,’ is a love song to the genre itself, showing the band’s dedication to the art form,” explains Stylie’s April 6th press release. “The title track, ‘Flyin’ High,’ takes the listener on a hilariously ill-fated airline journey under the influence of high grade edibles,” the release further reveals.
Stylie constantly delivers what they call “Dub Harvests” of fresh new content all across social media streams. You can hear the new album here; it’s also available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, and Bandcamp.