2013 Alternative Project Of The Year – Ketchy Shuby with S.M.I.L.E.



We’ve been co-signing Ketchy Shuby for quite a few years now. In a day where music has lost a lot of its passion and a lot of its soul, Ketch Shuby has seemingly made it their life effort to fill that void. Their music is universal and upon first listen to their unique sound, you might just keep scratching your head and asking yourself “how are these guys from Miami and how did I just only find about them now?”

So to give you a little background, Ketchy Shuby is a six-man soul/funk group from Miami with Jason Joshua Rodriguez as the lead vocalist. This year they partnered up with Pugilista Trading to release their S.M.I.L.E. album, which stands for Still Making It Looks Easy. Led by lead single “The Watermelon”, S.M.I.L.E. is ten songs of throwback goodness. Songs like “Super Mystery Friends” and “Smile” just bring grooves to your body and a smile to your face. Musically, the album is a testament to how the live sound of the 60’s and 70’s was truly a special moment in time and these guys don’t hide that that’s where their influences come from. And plain and simply, they’re just great at what they do.

If you have a list of 2014 resolutions or things you need to do, make sure seeing Ketchy Shuby live is somewhere on that list. Of course, that’s if you have already bought this album. And if you haven’t, then buying it and supporting Ketchy Shuby’s pockets should be at the top of your list.

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