Based: St Croix, US Virgin Islands
Genre: Roots Reggae
Members: Vaughn Benjamin (vocals), Ron Benjamin (vocals, dub, keyboard), Christian Molina (drums), Edmund Fieulleteau (guitar),Edwin Byron (guitar) and Ras L (keyboards)
Sounds Like: Lee Scratch Perry, The Abyssinians, Little Roy
Midnite have been making jazz-infused Roots Reggae since 1989, but we only came across them today via their new album In Awe, released earlier this year. Vaughn Benjamin be spreading some serious Rastafarian lyrical wisdom but you don’t have to keep up with every word to just enjoy the quality of the music. Our favourite has to be Music To Honour I King with its jazzy trumpet and jamming guitar, but the rest is top notch as well. If you want to hear more, head over to iTunes and snap it up.