New Rocksteady vibes for the succession of Belgian reggae!
Atomic Spliff is a duo of young singers who form themselves with turntables by organizing soundsystem evenings and mash up the places with an overflowing energy.
Two years later Stoneman and Daddy Cookiz meet on some duos and decide to form a band. They release in 2013 the “PiratoMixtape”. This mixtape begins with a sound of pirates, flowing acrobatics and melodies unstoppable, they want to create then a propaganda of humor and good vibes…
They came back in March 2015 with a new opus with resolutely rub’a’dub influences named “Ras Attack”. Daddy Cookiz and Stoneman re-join the roots of the raggamuffin, while adding a digital tip and collaborating with the Jamaican artist P.Nyne, a young prodigy of the new roots scene, on the track: “Nous c’est Rub’a’Dub “, With the Belgian veterans” Asham Band “for the brass section. Saxophone and trumpet accompany some rhythmic pieces of a good skank tinted with melodica.
After the success of his album Ras Attack rewarded by the victories of the reggae in 2016, Atomic Spliff realizes a beautiful tour to the four corners of Europe with nearly 30 dates on the South West French. Those two last years, they made some support acts for a lot of great reggae artists like Naâman, Bigga Ranx, Sinsémillia, Big Red, Dj Vadim, Mad Professor, Joseph Cotton and a lot of shows including The Reggae Sun ska festival (FR), Dour (BE), The Rototom (ESP), Les Ardentes (BE), Esperanzah (BE), Couleur Café (BE), La Cigale (FR), THE No Name festival(BE), The One Love Festival(UK), …
March 2017 sees the release of the new album « Robomuffin », the visual says a lot…and the title suggests a new delirium of our duo with sharp flows.
Atomic Spliff likes to make us discover a new style for ears that have been too long popularized by reggae !
They return to us here with a new album colored by multiple influences: back to the 60s with a bit of Rock Steady influenced an urban hip-hop touch for the single « Rock and Steady »!
The various tours in France gave the group inspiration for new collaborations, among other things a 100% digital track with the young singer LMK who brings a touch of femininity well assumed on the featuring “Gal Inna the Dance”, as well as the Title “Plus Haut” with the young urban poet Mardjenal!
Robomuffin also contains lighter and more dynamic tracks that will make you dance this summer with “Mr Postman” and “Train To Zion” and also a return to more spiritual or more committed titles like “Pas Assez”. On this track you will be submerged by a melody with piano accents. This melancholy rhythm denounces the lure of the gain that makes the human pass behind the profit. On some tracks of the album, one finds a work of writing which puts down conscious texts in a tone more serious than usual. Robomuffin is a very varied album that goes from rock steady to hip-hop, while the heavy bass is made to sound on sounds more rubadub or digital at other times…
In a few years Atomic Spliff has not stopped climbing and imposing themself as the new generation of Belgian reggae.
We are delighted to discover what they have concocted us for 2017 and to share the good vibes with them!
Once is not custom, the group came back with a new album that will be accompanied again with a comix. After a first opus on the theme of the invasion of the Martians, this time it is in the skin of “Robots Guerilla” formatted by our system routine that Stoneman crunched always between fiction and reality, Atomic Spliff describes our world as populated by robots controlled by the system. Robotic members have missed out on a powerful Sound System, their hard drive has reformed, giving them the new mission of singing on the rhythm of the raggamuffin and pushing the other robots to rebel!
Imagined and spicy with humor, the sentences are linked to the rhythm of the flows of the two singers on the record as in this comic strip that again illustrates the lyrics of two tracks on the album: “Appelle moi” and” Robomuffin “.