The Brooklyn-based band Super Hi-Fi mixes jazz-inflected trombones, the rhythmic landscapes of Jamaican dub and touches of afrobeat and funk for a unique and heady mix memorably described as an ‘imaginary soundtrack from Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, The Specials and Led Zeppelin.’ Led by bassist and composer Ezra Gale, whose last outfit, the San Francisco-based Aphrodesia, took their take on afrobeat all the way to Femi Kuti’s Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria, Super Hi-Fi has been creating waves in the fertile New York music scene since 2010 and released their debut full-length album, “Dub To The Bone” (Electric Cowbell Records), in 2012.

The band’s unique double trombone-led sound, equally at home at a raucous dance party or an intense listening session, applies the improvisatory dub mixing approach to live performances of the band’s original compositions, and has led to shared stages with John Brown’s Body, Rubblebucket, Beats Antique, Debo Band, Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad and many others at venues like the Brooklyn Bowl, Maxwell’s, the Mercury Lounge, the Rocks Off Concert series and elsewhere. They’ve been active collaborators in the diverse New York music scene, hosting the popular monthly “Afro-Dub Sessions” at Rose LIve Music in Williamsburg in 2011 that featured collaborations with everyone from DJ’s like Subatomic Sound System and Ticklah to former Liquid Liquid vocalist Sal P.

The band’s first release, the 7″ vinyl “Single Payer” (Electric Cowbell Records), was recorded by Brooklyn dub legend Prince Polo and received raves (“warm, enveloping, and heavy as lead” said Reggae Vibes) with a B-side of a radically deconstructed remix from Brazil-based dub producer Victor Rice. The band also released a split 7″ with Seattle’s Polyrhythmics featuring the “cinematic afro-dub” of “We Will Begin Again,” The debut full-length, ‘Dub To The Bone,’ was crowned ‘Best Reggae album of the year’ from NY Music Daily and the #1 album of the week from the NY Daily News (Dec 2, 2012).