It hasn’t taken long for Amsterdam based psychedelic, shamanic trio MY BABY’s swampy blues and funk-inflected sound to cast a formidable spell, and take the world by storm.
Over the past 3 years, Dutch brother-sister-duo Sheik (drums) and Cato van Dyck (vocals) and New Zealand guitarist Daniel ‘daFreez’ Johnston have had their mojo working overtime and are now ready for the release of their third album, Prehistoric Rhythm. With their new album, the band aim to channel a primal awareness amidst hypnotic beats, shimmering soulful vocals and psychedelic riffs on the back of rootsy blues and dubbed out funk.
MY BABY’s music has been influenced by the power of spiritual music (gospel and voodoo spirituals) and the entrancing hypnotic quality found in music accompanying shamanic rituals. The roots of these phenomena can be traced back thousands of years, so can the music. This ‘tracing’ has become an important part of the ‘personal’ vision of the band and is a central theme on the upcoming album ‘Prehistoric Rhythm’. The band has delved into some of those rituals, some of which exist to this day, and reflect on how much contemporary culture has inherited from the past, that cultural activity often stems from these ancient traditions.
With the release of their new album, MY BABY endeavours to take the audience on a shamanic-influenced musical journey, developing a theatrical mythopoetic yet danceable form of music that can entice, uplift and engage the listener. They aim to discover something that resides within our collective consciousness, taking the audience on the same journey as the characters in their songs. If you are searching for a heightened spiritual and primal awareness amongst the turmoil of our modern-day society, then you’ve come to the right place, and you get to dance at the same time!