On Wednesday February 22nd, reggae music took over Manhattan's Irving Plaza for the night. Headliners Tribal Seeds were in good company with support from Grammy-nominated Raging Fyah and emerging star Nattali Rize. The global reach of reggae music was on full display, with Tribal Seeds representing their hometown of San Diego, Raging Fyah out of Kingston, Jamaica, and Nattali Rize and her band hailing from both Australia and Jamaica.
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The tickets said “Doors 11:30pm” and I arrived at Irving Plaza in the lower east side of Manhattan at 11:45pm to see Chronixx and the Zinc Fence Redemption in their second appearance in New York City. I hear people call Chronixx an “up and coming” artist, but the line down the block and around the corner made it clear that he has arrived.
By the time I got inside the venue at just after midnight, the place was already packed to what seemed like capacity, with a winding line still pouring though the front doors. Federation Sound System a staple of the New York scene was blazin’ fire, spinning classic tracks mixed with new releases, keeping the crowd singing and dancing as the venue continued to fill. A great sound system can manipulate the crowd like a marionette, slowly increasing the tempo, building the vibe, call and return, classic hit, classic hit, rewind selector rewind.