Artists G - L
Review of Jammin Dose live from the Fiestizaje Sala Trinchera, Malaga
Taking to the stage 1st was actually the band I came to see, El Intercambio fav Jammin Dose. Having had the pleasure to play them on My Radio Elintercambios GGP the Eclectic show I was obviously already a fan of their recorded work, but I knew that a band like this would really be in their element in a live setting and I was right. With the 3 piece horn section blasting out a fanfare to introduce the funk Jamming Dose fronted by Pablo Márquez whisked us through their set with a smooth aplomb. Like I said with music perfect for this type of setting they were simply a pleasure to watch.
Jamming Dose’s uniqueness (USP if you will) is their ability to not only straddle styles but transcend them. In this current zeitgeist many bands and musicians are mixing musical genres but Jamming Dose take this to a whole other level. Floating from Funk to Reggae to Rock and back to Jazz Funk seamlessly like no other band I can think of. If like me you like all of these genres then it is an absolute pleasure to hear. Case in point being their funk track ‘Needle Hurts’ which molded into ‘I Chase the devil’ by Max Romeo taking it up a notch to a cover version of ‘Out of Space’ by The Prodigy (the track which sampled the Max Romeo classic reintroducing it to the 90’s) and jammed it right back to funk again. Although looking a little inexperienced in comparison to the other bands on the night Jamming Dose still managed to create some great stage play including Pablo Márquez great lead solos, Alejandro Granizo Rodriguez killing the breakbeats on the drums and El Yura coming from behind percussion with the Djembe drum to jam with the lead. Finishing with what else, ‘Looking for Madness’ Jamming Dose simply put on a great show.