Respect | Megative

Irie Magazine | Respect | Megative


United States

Humanity has sailed the ship of delusion about as far as it can go..

The world hangs precariously, desperately in the balance, while speed, chaos, and decay rule the day
grimly. Harshness, isolation, and an abandonment of the sacred are the hallmarks of the Dark Age.

To commit to being an artist while navigating the perils of a hyper-saturated, dystopian junk-scape, is a dangerous, disheartening, potentially deadly enterprise. The sun is setting. Brave living in dark ages is an imperative now, not an option.


Fusing the spirit of late-70’s UK punk and reggae with today’s sense of urgency and foreboding to create a deep, dense, subterranean dub, MEGATIVE is an NYC collective of musicians, artists and producers who aspire to stand up tall amidst the noise and confusion of the world with a big, bold, defiant sound.

Part Gorillaz, part The Clash, laced with King Tubby-style dub FX and swirling sirens straight out of Jah Shakka’s sound system, MEGATIVE is the sound of all these jamming together in an underground basement after-party at the end of the world.

MEGATIVE’s music is an addictive pulse shot through with the immediacy of the moment. With echoes of Two-Tone, UK-punk, the trance of nocturnal dub and the aggressive insistence of modern hip-hop. These are songs that fuse space-and-time with the vibe of a monstrous global megacity sprawl… an urban ghost-walk through the haunted negative space that exists invisible within the accelerating hyper-noise of incessant information.