Blend Mishkin & Roots Evolution is Blend Mishkin’s new full band. The purpose of the band is to translate the compositions of Blend’s “Survival of the fittest” and “In Real Life” albums as well as new and older works by giving them a new breath and energy. Blend’s music can be deconstructed and redefined by focusing on dub as a “live remixing” process, creating at the same time a dancing and spiritual atmosphere. On stage, for years Blend’s partner, BNC aka Jeff Gonzalez (Smoke) on vocals, Dimitris Stergiou aka General Sticks on drums, Vasilis Nitsakis aka Youngbilly Nitch on bass and Nikitas Kalousis aka Bassement Rats on keyboards and trumpet. Roots Evolution was first found together in 2015 as a studio band for the needs of Blend Mishkin’s 2 albums. “Survival of the fittest” was released by Nice Up! in 2015 and won several first-place sales in record stores as well as big airplay from the undisputed guru of reggae music, David Rodigan [BBC].
A year later they met again for the recordings of “In Real Life” album is released by Blend Mishkin’s personal label, Rewind Guaranteed . The album has received and continues to receive very good reviews from most of the European Reggae magazines.
They have appeared in many Greek and European festivals and clubs, such as Boomtown Fair (UK), One Love (UK), The Reggae Garden Festival (UK) Antilliaanse Feesten (BE), Soul Shake Down (BE) Neversea RO), Cosmopolis Festival (GR), Air Gampel (CH), Hootananny Brixton (UK) and Attic Bristol (UK) and many others. Meanwhile, their new album is almost ready and is expected to be released soon.