Hip Abduction

The Hip Abduction is an afro-pop/ indie-rock band hailing from St. Petersburg, FL. The sextet places heavy emphasis on African stringed instruments (kora, ngoni) mixed with dub-reggae bass lines and funky afro-beat percussion making their high-energy performances stand out on festival lineups nationwide. In 2013, The Hip Abduction released a self-titled debut album which received nationwide attention and gained a top 5 spot on the Billboard reggae charts. THA will release their next full-length album, Gold Under the Glow, on March 11, 2016. Produced by Dabney Morris (Wild Cub), the album features tracks “Come Alive”, which can be currently heard on Sirius XM radio, and “Before We Lose Our Minds”, the album’s first official single. 

The 2013 self-titled album debuted #5 on the Billboard Reggae charts and #2 on the itunes Reggae charts. Nominated best album of the year by The Pier Magazine and Homegrown Music Network. Won album of the year by HGMN. Produced by Michael Goldwasser (Matisyahu, Easy Star Allstars, Rebelution, The Green). Shared stages with Ziggy Marley, 311, Umphrey’s McGee, Thievery Corporation, The Movement, Passafire, Easy Star Allstars, The Funky Meters, Dawes, Galactic, and MOE. 

Currently working with producer Dabney Morris (Wild Cub) on their upcoming 2016 release. 2014 Festivals appearances include Wanee, Orange Blossom Jamboree, Tropical Heat Wave, Big What?, and California Roots The Carolina Sessions. 

4.5 out of 5 stars and nominated for best album of the year. The Pier Full Review 

If you’re wondering which group of Florida’s upcoming Indie artists could be the first to break nationally, look no further than The Hip Abduction. They are already doing it. Tampa Bay Times Breezy, good time groove-and-sway music mixing flavors of reggae, roots, funk, and Afro-beat into an intoxicating brew. Creative Loafing “Best Of” Issue. The band’s name indicates the desire and tendency of the music to get you grooving, and it’s something that’s hard to resist. Reax Magazine  "I have never seen so many people actually DANCING at this festival…..the reality and energy of their performance and the audience response blew me away!! WMNF.

 The Afro-drenched twinkling of polyrhythmic guitar shines against the dub-deep pulses of bass, and multi-percussion textures and groove-oriented dance grooves run all throughout. Creative Loafing “Best Rock/World Fusion” winner

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July 21
Suzy Bogguss