DJ Live! and Roosta have been working and recording with each other for over 15 years. Now they’ve put together a supergroup featuring Tom Matthew on guitar and keys, and Matt Mondell on Bass. They chose the name Total Collision because of the mashup of styles, colliding reggae with hip-hop and funk, and creating something completely new and original.
Roosta was born and raised in Jamaica, and brings a fire to the mic like no one else. Steeped in reggae from the start, his roots go deep. An epic freestyler and performer, his shows are legendary, and the fans are die-hard.
Live has been producing hip-hop and other styles for most of his life. He has a knack for hooks, and his DJ nights are some of the most packed clubs in Western Mass. Now he’s brought out his passion for rhythm on the drum kit, bringing an old-school reggae flavor to the modern sound of Total Collision.
Rounding out the band are Tom Matthew and Matt Mondell. Tom brings diverse musical interests to the group with his guitar, constantly steering the sound in new directions. Matt Mondell brings his incredible talent on bass with his funk and rock flavor to set the floor jumping and the crowd bumping.
Formed in the summer of 2015, Total Collision has already played dozens of shows to packed houses, and they’re not slowing down anytime soon.