With heavy emphasis placed on African stringed instruments (kora, ngoni), dub-reggae-inspired bass lines, and funky afro-beat percussion, the band's high-energy performances have won them a loyal statewide following. Formed on the gulf coast of Florida in 2010, The Hip Abduction has quickly grown from just a few African instrument playing surfers to a full-blown 7-piece reggae powerhouse. “THA” (as coined by fans) is currently touring the east coast constantly while hyping their new soon-to-be-released 12-song LP, which was produced by Michael Goldwasser (Easy Star Records).
The sophomore album produced by Michael Goldwasser (The Green, Matisyahu) finds The Hip Abduction crafting a solid American reggae album, along with the vintage-hued Afrobeat with tight brass, brawny elastic low-end grooves, and percussive-fueled rhythms.
Upcoming Tour Dates
Nov 15, 2013 / FILTHY MCNASTYS PUB / VERO BEACH
Nov 22, 2013 / STETSON UNIVERSITY HIPSTER HOEDOWN / DELAND FL
Dec 6, 2013 / TANQUERAY'S BAR / ORLANDO FL
Dec 7, 2013 / 1904 / JACKSONVILLE FL
Dec 13, 2013 / THE FUNKY BISCUIT W/ THE RESOLVERS / BOCA RATON, FL
Dec 14, 2013 / Guanabanas / Jupiter Fl
Dec 28, 2013 / JANNUS LANDING / ST PETERSBURG FL
Jan 17, 2014 / ACE'S LOUNGE / BRADENTON FL