We might’ve just recently discovered Mad Satta, but our love affair with the band has grown exponentially since our first listen. And we’re even more in love with the release of the band’s latest EP, Break Me Free. That’s why SoulBounce was in the house at New York City’s DROM last Thursday to help the band celebrate the EP’s release.
But before the band of the hour took the stage, they showed some love to their friends All Natural and Quincy Vidal. The two hip hop/soul crews represented on the stage with styles the threw back to the sounds of the ’90s, where the mixing of hip hop and R&B was a bit more organic. All Nat was up first, the duo rocking the mic with a sound reminiscent of groups like Nappy Roots. Duo Quincy Vidal, on the other hand, channeled Digable Planets, flipping between nimble rhymes and solid vocals at the drop of a dime.
But soon it was time for Mad Satta to take the stage. Led by vocalist Joanna Teters, the band tore through quite a few of their tracks, like “Freedom,” “Better When I’m With You,” “Since Monday” and “Hands.” They even took the time to perform never-before-heard gem “‘Til The Sun Goes Blue,” a gritty, rock-tinged track that had the crowd enthralled. They closed the night on a very high note with their current single “Simpler Times.” The lullaby-like number was the perfect way to close the band’s set, sending the crowd home wishing they could relive the magic of the night over and over again.