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Zion-I | Velvet Jones | Santa Barbara, CA | 2/1/14 | Review

Submitted by John Mosley on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 10:34 am

The venue’s Velvet Jones, a small-to-medium set in downtown Santa Barbara with Zion-I headlining—my first California show. Born and bred in New England, I had zero idea what I should be expecting from the Friday night gig out here on the western coast.I arrived early to a long line out the door.

Zion I | The Masters of Ceremony | New Music Review

Submitted by John Mosley on Sat, 01/18/2014 - 1:02 pm

This time ‘round for Zion-I, the duo’s MC Zumbi has a mission statement. In brief—“The sole purpose of the MC is to energize, invigorate, and guide the listener to a higher state of mind, whether that be reflection, relaxation or enlightenment.”Production behind the MC here as he goes to work on the task at hand is classic West Coast with Eastern underground dubs n’ breaks sprinkled in—think Wu-Tang meets Def Jux featuring the righteous sermons of a bizarro, born-again Mad Child preachin’ redemption.

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