This week I’ve had the pleasure of listening to the sounds of Oxygen Box Band; a multicultural reggae band based out of northern New Jersey. Similar to the mission of Belle’s Bleues, Oxygen Box has started a movement to bring love back to the world. Their revolution consists of the sounds of Reggae, they provoke thought within societies using Hip Hop, their energy comes from Rock, and they create feelings of love through R&B.
The band is comprised of guitarist and vocalist Wilson Chery, lead guitarist and producer Malvo509, and vocalist Natalie. Long time friends Malvo509 and Wilson started the band in Tampa, Florida, and met Natalie in NJ; making the group what it is today. These three have created a unique mix between genres and cultures with Wilson and Malvo being born in Haiti, and Natalie being African American with Jamaican roots. Oxygen Box performs in New York and New Jersey so if you’re ever around that way, I suggest you check them out.
Earlier today the band release their new singles, “Gimme Your Love” and “Streetlight.”
Streetlight, is a song calling for awareness in a time when the struggles of many are unseen in the dark. It’s laid on a unique reggae beat saturated with Oxygen Box’s unique style. This song is sure to resonate with those who believe in compassion. The message of Streetlight awakens compassion in those who may have been numbed by tragedies and disappointments due to recent current events.
On the romantic side of love, Gimme Your Love, will have listeners grooving to its beat while making them fall in love with its Haitian Kompa roots.
To their listeners, Oxygen Box Band says, “for all those who felt 2016 was a less-than-stellar year, these songs are for you, and a better 2017”.
Thank you Oxygen Box Band for introducing me to your music, and for helping me unify sound to unify communities.
Oxygen Box Band has over 15,000 fans on Facebook!
Check them out here.