In 2014, music has been over-run by pop synth-vibes and auto-tuned vocals. While this is the trend today, there are still music fans that appreciate raw, sultry vocals, true instrumentation and innate spirituality in their music. In keeping with his mission to share real soul music, Urban Mystic is ready to touch the masses once again.
As a Fort Lauderdale-born Minister’s son, Urban Mystic, or “Urb” as his friends call him, he takes a progressive approach to creating music that is well received across genres and generations. He galvanizes R&B, Hip Hop and Classic Soul beautifully and effortlessly, without losing his gospel roots.
Urban Mystic hit the national scene in 2004 with his KayGee-produced hit single “Where Were You?” which quickly resonated at urban radio. The video for the song enjoyed rotation at BET, MTV Jams, and hundreds of video outlets. The popularity of “Where Were You” from his debut album Ghetto Revelations established Urban Mystic as a vocalist and performer to be reckoned with.
Selected as Miami Music Award’s “Best New Artist” in ‘04 was proof early on that Urban Mystic had a bright future. Less than a year later, he followed with the 2005 smash “I Refuse,” produced by Scott Storch, which enjoyed a healthy run at Urban AC radio placing itself in the Top 5.
The third installment of the Ghetto Revelations trilogy, GRIII: Old School 2 Nu Skool, released in April 2009, offered longtime fans songs like “Obama: A Change Has Come,” “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop,” “Spread Your Wings,” “2 Good 2 B True” and “Best Part of the Day.” He also collected new fans with radio-friendly tracks like “Main Squeeze” featuring Yung Joc and “I’m So Fly” featuring reggae superstars Ce’Cile and Beenie Man.
On his most recent album, “Love Intervention,” Urban Mystic took the stance “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Serving as a culmination of hard-work, observation & performance, Mystic chose to spread his wings as an artist by writing & producing for the first time on his album. Featuring powerful ballads and love-making anthems such as “In The Morning,” featuring MDMA, Mystic brought tp new fans what he does best – stellar slow jams with life-inspired lyrics.
With his most recent single entitled “Feel Good,” however, Mystic goes against the grain once again to deliver his first up-tempo radio smash. “I wanted to create something that gets the people up,” says Urban. “You turn on the news and listen to the media nowadays and there’s so much negativity out there in the world. Have faith in God and know that you’re blessed to be alive, so feel good about it.” Currently Top 40 at Urban AC, “Feel Good” has exploded onto the charts infiltrating neighborhood churches and on into the night club scenes.
Much more than just a singer, Urban Mystic’s multidimensional talents reach beyond his raspy, Southern-style vocals. He writes, plays piano and utilizes his distinctive rap/sing delivery to his full advantage. Those who have witnessed Urban Mystic’s live show can attest to his charismatic, soulful flow, especially when accompanied by his eight-piece band.
“I want people to know that years later I’m still me,” Urban Mystic professes. “If you don’t know me by now, I want you to know that I’m going to keep that soul music coming. I’m a musician that constantly studies his craft and I want to give the people what they deserve. The sky is not the limit!”