D.O.V.E. Muzik [Development of Vital Energies Muzik] is a Chicago Reggae Recording Label, Studio & the name of our Live Band. D.O.V.E. Muzik was founded by Tzaddi Wadadah-I circa 1983. Presently D.O.V.E. Muzik is led by Tzaddi Wadadah-II on it’s musical mission to create VITAL ENERGY in music for the edification of people all over the earth in need of vital energy. D.O.V.E. Muzik features vocal recording artists such as Nego Hights, Princess KazaYah, Ras I-dre, Ras Arcane, Tzaddi Wadadah-I, Wadadah-II. Our featured musicians are Ras Rahpre, Ras Shango, Ras Mandingo and I X who have played together for over 25 years.
First of our vocal artists we have Princess KazaYah with the voice of an angel mesmerizing us with soothing sounds & harmonies causing automatic “feel good” vibrations and thought provoking meditations. Her music is one of a kind and is a blend of RnB, Gospel, Roots-Reggae, Lovers Rock & Dub.
Next is Ras I-dre singing with vigorous flow and sweet melodies bringing an array of dynamic lyrics to our ears and not to mention good vibes to make you move through his music. With Ras I-Dre’s deep history in the dance halls of Kingston Jamaica his music is heavily influenced by Dancehall-Reggae and Roots-Reggae genres.
Ras Arcane on the other hand is a breath of fresh air with his fusion of Hip Hop, EDM & Reggae styles leaving you in awe and wanting more. Ras Arcane’s lyrical flows will have you listening very keenly to his voice. His delivery is impeccable.
Nego Hights “the Warrior” chanting with high energy and truth on his tongue and as his mission to remind all of us of the upright living [livity] required of us for the benefit of all human kind. His messages are potent with information that brings awareness to all our surroundings. Not to mention his fiery warrior style blended with the Reggae & Dancehall genres.
Tzaddi Wadadah-I aka “Fatha T” the elder and original founder of D.O.V.E. Muzik brings forth the true vibes of the original reggae from the foundation, the King’s music, which is missing today in many aspects. Fatha T has been very active in reggae music since the late 1970’s. Being one who has hosted shows with the likes Burning Spear, Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs and more is a veteran of Reggae music and a Chicago Reggae icon. He is helping to mold a future for the upcoming youths of D.O.V.E Muzik’s label and is manager of the band.
Finally Wadadah II as the leader, dub organizer, as well as DJ and engineer/producer of D.O.V.E. Muzik’s label, he draws his inspiration from the Almighty Jah to empower and word his singing. Wadadah-II adds a very spiritual element to the group on a whole through the music. Roots Reggae & Dub Reggae as well as Nyahbinghi chanting is what Wadadah-II manifests.
Of the musicians, on saxophone is Ras Rahpre. He has fused reggae with indigenous Ethiopian music, Jazz and other genres which brings a sweet sound of elegance & grace to the music. His creativity and experience allows him to generate glorious vibrations from his sax edifying your being in ways unimaginable.
Ras Shango on the keyboards and percussion. Just as he is named “Shango” so he is. Shango the ancient African principle of storms. You find Shango whether on keys or on percussion flashing lightning and clapping thunder, brightening every step of the music in rhythm with our souls.
Ras Mandingo plays the drums. Playing the drums since the early 80’s Mandingo is skilled to a perfection when striking his drums. He has played many styles of drumming such as Reggae, Cumina, Nyahbinghi, Ethiopian music, Congolese music, Latin, Middle Eastern & more. With his diverse exposure his drumming becomes very versatile. Him being the foundation of the music has a great ability in keeping all of our members together with his rhythm.
And from the planet Sirius we have I X. Having been playing the bass guitar for decades and playing various styles of bass, he has a very profound way of fusing his creative energy with the bass’ life force. In reggae music the bass is a fundamental and corner stone piece to the whole equation of the sound. I X will move your body and rock your soul while sending you on a bass trip to outer space and it is a guaruntee that you will be lifted.
This combination of vocal artists & musicians forms a dynamic blend of flavors with a strict order of Roots and Culture added into the equation to feed you who listens with vital musical vibrations & energies needed throughout everyday life. We call it, “the musical healing.” The music will not only make you dance and move to the groove but also edify your mind. We are sure you will leave feeling satisfied and most of all edified.
The first song published by D.O.V.E. Muzik’s record label was “Sentimental Girl” written by the True Democracy reggae band circa 1986. D.O.V.E. Muzik has now in the 21st century published locally & globally music for Nego Hights, Princess Kazayah, Ras I-Dre, Ras Arcane, Brando, Antonio Reid, Ganja Baby Productions, Tzaddi Wadadah I & more. With more works always on the horizon be prepared for D.O.V.E. Muzik’s vital energy to come and scoop you up on a vibes train with the music so necessarily needed in this day & time, also for the on coming generations.