One of the most authentic reggae bands of our time, Manaky brings back the 70’s roots vibes again alongside the high in demand jamaican star Chezidek, who just toured Europe recently.
After releasing their second album “Reborn” and two lovers rock singles via Evidence Music, having the purpose to provide decent messages, this new roots hit is a warning about unbalanced relationships and fake friendships, real life situations to avoid. The blend of the two singers powerful voice naturally cuts through the raw, edgy and hypnotic roots riddim, the sound is like a time travelling. The Manaky members are known to have 100% control over the recording and mixing process, so they can guarantee an original vintage sound, similar to the music of King Tubby and Lee Perry.
The video clip has been directed by their old time friend Ábel Regős, who’s been in charge of their creative visuals in the recent years, and also appears as a guitarist in this track by using the Peter Tosh skank style.
Originating from Budapest, Hungary, drummer-singer Zsolt Krecsmáry, keyboardist András Kálmán, and bassist András Koroknay developed a passion for Jamaican music while they were still attending high school. At a very young age even before they started their musical partnership they performed on stage backing reggae stars like Lutan Fyah and Empress Ayeola, last year they performed with Micah Shemiah.They subsequently formed the group Manaky – through which they could channel their artistic freedom without any compromises while keeping real and authentic Reggae music as a core of their compositions.
But what does this mean exactly? Forget all the stereotypical cliches that attach themselves to this particular genre. The sound is fresh, innovative, vibrant and catchy. Their style is a healthy blend of the various sub-genres of Reggae, as well as anything that might currently be influencing the band members. With their lyrics centred on the problems and opportunities present in today’s society, they pay homage to conscious thought awakening words, that were once a trademark of Reggae music but now seem threatened by extinction.
This passion and energy are radiated to the audience during their live shows as well often accompanied by backing vocalists and brass section. The members’ interest and training in audio engineering and subsequent work in recording studios endowed them with the skill to truly create a sound of their own. Usually, they record and mix their songs themselves to have full control over the final result.