Digital organic echoes are bouncing out from the lab of Miami''s original Meta Hop Avatars Council of the Sun. After a 2 year phase of independant projects the band''s core Inervolt M.C. & Mishua Dre are left standing. Ready for cosmic sound alchemy in a post Dn''B world. They combine with a few Special Guests to form the new era of galactic beats and rhymes with their META HOP & DN''B sophmore debut " Ancient Roots Modern Fruits".
This Conscious Hip Step band was born... In January of 2000, Council of the Sun''s debut concert series launched with a unique blend of cultures and musical influences that had never been heard on the Miami music scene, or for that matter, on the world stage. Repping family backrounds from different countries and sharing a host of musical influences, Council''s Meta Hop sound is the most significant voice in underground music today, combining Rap Rock, Hip Hop, R''nB Dub, House, and Jazz. In just a few years, they have built an impressive venue list including Hard Rock Marley Fest, Miami''s famous Tobacco Road and the world-renowned Art Basel Festival playing to live-audiences in the thousands. Nominated in the Miami New Times
- 2004 Best of Miami issue - Reader''s Poll " Best Electronica Artist & Best New Music Trend ". Their Song " The Way We " from their Debut album has been chosen for the Burdine''s Back 2 School Campaign August 2004. They have also played live on the show The Roof channel MUN2 at the end of 2003 and in June 2004, for cable audiences in the millions. Along the way various performances have helped to catapult the band toward their musical success including a concert in December 2002 with the legendary Afrika Bambaataa.
The concert interwove Bambaataa''s old school flavor with breakdancing, graffiti contests, and the positive energetic vibes of the Council. Their debut album 6 Degrees of Culture was reviewed in URB Magazine''s W.M.C.
edition March 2004 by El Dopa, who had this to say, " ...steppin out of South Florida. They levitate somewhere in between drum n'' bass, hip hop and rock, with a latin touch spicing things up sporadically. These cats turn out tight rhymes too...The confluence of multiple styles crafted together like this is the type of creativity & innovation I look for in music. Jahlogik & crew expand the plan with positive messages & excellent production...".
Cementing their reign as the hottest upcoming band in the states, fans have come from as far away as Ohio, Los Angeles, New York, and the U.K to see the show in Florida. Their organic thump has also been a vehicle for the band to give back to their community. They''ve also played to benefit South American''s children, Latin Special Olympics land mine-victims, Creative Children''s Therapy, and Miami Dade Public School''s Power of Music Summer Band Camp. They are always ready to let their sounds act as a positive charge wherever it can make a difference. Join the brotherhood in their journey to...MOVE...BELIEVE...BE CHANGED. www.myspace.com/councilofthesun - ALBUMS : 6 DEGREES OF CULTURE/2004 - ANCIENT ROOTS MODERN FRUITS 2007