Difficult to pin down in any one genre, Boostive draws upon elements of, roots dub, ambient electronic, hiphop, jazz, and world music to produce a massive and singular sound accessible to a wide range of audiences. They perform regularly with big names in reggae, hiphop, and ambient electronic music to great success. Recent shows include Heiroglyphics, The Pharcyde, Slum Village, Souls of Mischief, Slightly Stoopid, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Zion I, and Gramatik. They’ve also been featured at music festivals such Lucidity, Serenity, and Emissions. Beyond their musical talents, the live presence and energy of the band lends a power to their performances, creating a trancelike atmosphere that moves audiences to groove, to dance, and to let loose. Born out of a dub reggae/jam/beach/funk/hip hop sound in Ocean Beach, San Diego, the band reached its maturity in Santa Cruz with the addition of its final three members. Each musician’s prodigious talent and unique vibes synthesize to create their incredibly rich and distinctive sound.
The creative momentum of these young artists is unstoppable – the group is constantly creating new material, keeping the spirit alive and changing. They have two EPs currently released, selftitled “Boostive” (2012) and “Feed the People” (2014), and a fulllength album recorded and on the way to being released