The Movement‘s sixth studio album, GOLDEN, was released April 8, 2016, on Rootfire Cooperative. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. The album has been added to regular rotation on SiriusXM’s “The Joint” and is receiving commercial radio play in cities across the United States.
Formed in 2004 by a **** of Sublime and Pixies fans, Joshua Swain, Jordan Miller, and John Ruff, aka DJ Riggles, launched The Movement with their “alternative reggae” debut album, ON YOUR FEET. In 2008, the group met Chris DiBeneditto, a Philadelphia-based producer who had worked with like-minded acts such as Slightly Stoopid and G. Love & Special Sauce. Relocating to Philadelphia, they recorded SET SAIL at DiBeneditto’s Philadelphonic Studios. The Movement expanded with the addition of Jason “Smiles” Schmidt on bass and Gary Jackson on drums. In 2012, Miller left the group, and the ****, now fronted by Swain, released their fourth album SIDE BY SIDE, debuting at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. In 2014 The Movement released BENEATH THE PALMS, a surprise acoustic album as a free gift to their fans. Shortly thereafter they began working on what would become their finest album to date, GOLDEN. Keyboardist Ross Bogan joined the group full time in Spring 2016.
Wilmington, NC based reggae band Elephant Convoy was formed in 2013 when brothers Javier Rodriquez (guitar, lead vocals) and Daniel Rodriguez (drums) joined Graham Rattray (bass) to create and pay homage to the roots reggae genre that sparked their musical creativity and conscious spirit. In 2014, the Convoy began composing original material and added Kay Christiana(keys) and Mike Eakins(vocals, guitar) to the group soon after, solidifying the vibrant reggae sound and smooth grooves they’re known for locally. The band’s first album “Foundation” was released in Spring of 2015. Since then, Elephant Convoy has shared the stage with Collie Buddz, The Expendables, The Movement, The Wailers, Through The Roots and More. The band is currently in the process of recording a new album to be released Spring 2017.