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It all began with “THIS JOURNERY IN” single 12” almost 10 years ago, which has led to an incredible journey thus far.  After hearing this track, within two days of final submissions, KING BRITT quickly added it to his BLACK TO THE FUTURE compilation. From there it went on a two year journey getting added to comps by GILES PETERSON’s Trust The DJ, CALIFORNIA SOUL, NORMAN JAY’S GIANT 45, among the few and now considered by many to be an underground classic.

With a tour of UK/European territories for the second single release with the up groove “Every Body Say Yeah” it quickly picked up where This Journey In left off,  gaining recognition by pioneers like Little  Louie Vega who then  added the track to the SOUL HEAVEN presents MASTERS At WORK compilation.

This was to set up the full length 11-track album release apply titled, “This Journey In” recorded in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles and released through newly start up label Kajmere Sound. On this release, The Rebirth, matches its musical vitality with a gift for lucid poetry and songwriting, creating a rich sound built on an organic blend of new and traditional soul, hip-hop, jazz and funk.  These elements make the group’s music both highly progressive and a throwback to the classic soul bands like: Earth, Wind & Fire, Ramp, Pleasure, Rotary Connection, Side Effect and Roy Ayers.

Known for turning covers into their own in their live performances, Ubiquity Records rep Jamie Strong, requested The Rebirth record the Mighty Ryders “Evil Vibration” which he heard them do live. Once released on REWIND 4, it quickly caught fire and once again The Rebirth had another underground hit on their hands.

With momentum behind them this set off 3 separate tours of Europe/UK,  Ireland, playing festivals like the SouthPort Weekender, Big Chill, South Africa’s Cape Town Jazz Festival, The Blue Note tours in Japan throughout, included multiple dates in the states.

Over the years, The Rebirth has garnered critical acclaim for their releases. “Evil Vibrations” was nominated for “Song of the Year” at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards and concluding in 2004 at #6 on his play list. In addition, Gilles Peterson included “This Journey In” on his list of “20 Best in 2003” and Norman Jay called it, “The anthem of the summer”.

Between working on full length releases, they put out “Sum Same” for the Kajmere Sound comp vol. 1 and the “Love Issue EP” which was the last song the original lead vocalists Noelle Scaggs would sing on before pursuing her solo career. This track reviewed by Blues and Soul (UK) columnist Snowboy rated this a rare 10 out of 10 stars and stated “…‘Rebirth’ come thundering back with the most glorious and heavenly piece of Jazz Funk imaginable.,. I’m going to have trouble finding a better record than this instant classic this year (2008)”

The Rebirths journey has had many turns but all been to set up the stage for 2012 forthcoming release entitled “Being Through the Eyes of a Child” about 4 years in the making.  This Journey in was an exploration on self discovery which leads to our awakening of our inner child within us, bringing this journey full circle. The newly released single “Samurai” is the new chapter and new era of The Rebirth.

At times mystical, always genuine, The Rebirth’s strength is not only present in the chemistry provided by the instruments, but also in the group’s dynamic harmonic vocal layering. In this age of sampling and computers, the crafting of the great song and the great record is simply not as common. The Rebirth pays special attention to everything that makes a song find its own greatness. Melody, rhythm, lyrics, instrumentation, arrangement, performance and production are equally emphasized. This has been the common thread for each release and why sometimes the compositions are prepared through a process not bound by time but the legacy it will leave behind.

Producer/ Vocals/Keys:
Carlos “Loslito” Guaico

Lead Vocals:
Baskerville Jones

Additional Vocals/ Keys:
Mark Cross

Patrick Bailey

Drums/Additional Vocals:
Chris Taylor

Daniel Seeff

Percussion:                                                                       Nakeiltha “Nikki” Campbell


15 responses

  1. Crystal Mitchell

    Miss you guys. Happy Holidays, hope to see you perform in LA 2010.
    Peace and good vibes always.

    December 24, 2009 at 10:22 pm

  2. Hi,

    I discovered The Rebirth by pure coincidence and am pretty impressed by the quality of music on their only longplaying CD.
    Are there plans for Rebirth to explore opportunities in Europe ?
    I am sure the audiences here in Europe would welcome seeing The Rebirth on stages in Paris, London and Munich (where I am based at present).

    Cheers, Kaveh

    August 14, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    • therebirthlive

      Kaveh, we would love to get back to that part of the world. Hopefully around a new tour of our new record set to come out this year.

      April 24, 2012 at 7:47 pm

  3. Jalisa Horne

    I just want to say I love your music! Keep doing what you are doing…do not vary because the world does not understand, let the world vary for you guys! You are unique in your own way and I love it. Are you guys on Twitter? If not, get one. It is good for advertising :). KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

    Jalisa Horne
    Charlotte N.C

    April 13, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    • therebirthlive

      Thank you Jalisa, We just set up a twitter account twitter/therebirthlive. Stay in touch and thanks for the love

      April 24, 2012 at 7:45 pm

  4. Thomas Campbell

    Please come to New York! I hav been a HUGE fan for years and I absolutely LOVE your music. Please!!!!

    February 11, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    • therebirthlive

      We love New York too! Hopefully we can get something lined up over there soon.

      February 11, 2012 at 8:25 pm

  5. Hi.
    I am starting a blog about the music I love and I want to feature your music. Would it be possible for you to answer 5 questions about some individuals songs? It would give the pieces I write extra depth and relevance. I hope you will consider this.

    Best regards


    March 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm

  6. Dane Castillo

    Your sound is incredible and genuinely organic. Keep up the great work. Can’t wait for the new album to be released.

    Brooklyn, NY

    March 18, 2012 at 4:45 pm

  7. mike

    New music from The Rebirth ??? Great news you need to tour the U.K. especially Scotland

    May 4, 2012 at 10:52 am


    hurrup and release the album. Best group ever.

    July 24, 2012 at 12:34 am

  9. I didn’t know you guys were still together! I loved the Journey In album! Where’s the new album?

    September 7, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    • therebirthlive

      Hey E.J. in the final stages as we speak. Look out for a forthcoming single later on this year. Thanks for reaching out.

      September 11, 2012 at 9:09 pm

  10. Welcome back y’all! Good times ahead. 🙂

    December 4, 2013 at 7:14 pm

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