Zaterdag 13 juli
Italian reggae band Mellow Mood officially debuted in 2009 with “Move!”. Produced by Paolo Baldini, who was later to become their sound architect, the album was intended to be their first “move” on the reggae scene and gained unexpected international success.
Thanks to their heartfelt live shows, Rototom Sunsplash named Mellow Mood best Italian reggae band, and ranked them third at European level in the same year. The two singles “Only You” and “Dance Inna Babylon” now have a total of more than fifty million views on YouTube.
After a line-up change, Mellow Mood went back into the studio with Baldini to record “Well Well Well”, and were signed by Italy’s most important independent label, La Tempesta, in 2012. Sailing through roots-reggae, rocksteady and tribal clubbing, Mellow Mood proved to be among the protagonists of a new generation of reggae artists hailing from all over the planet. A major European tour followed and led the band to play in 12 countries, performing at important festivals like Rototom Sunsplash and Sziget Festival.
Mellow Mood then released twin albums “Twinz” and “2 The World” in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Produced by Paolo Baldini and published by La Tempesta, the albums are enriched by international collaborations (Tanya Stephens, Jah9, Richie Campbell, Hempress Sativa, Sr. Wilson and Forelock among others) and couple the rediscovery of roots music with a deeper knowledge of the most recent Jamaican sounds.
In late 2015 Mellow Mood also celebrated the birth of their own sub-label La Tempesta Dub (to release the band’s future works) with a touring mini-festival featuring international guests. Mellow Mood kept busy touring Europe and America intensively in 2016 and 2017 performing at many of the most important reggae events of both continents.