Pure Light Seed is a D.C. based band with a heavy soul influence mixed with a little reggae and a Little Rock. Their message is a positive one rooted in love and truth. Yeah, they sing love songs. Their influences range from Miles, to Fela, to Jimi Hendrix, to The Grateful Dead to Bob Marley, to Chuck Brown. They like and are influenced by many different artists and styles of music but their sound is one of heavy driving bass and drums seasoned with atmospheric keys, weaving melodies, and edgy guitar. The core group is made up of five members - Kenyatta-bass, Matt Miller-drums and background vocals, Shahid Mustafa-percussion and vocals, Jason Alburger-lead guitar, and Dawit-lead vocals and rhythm guitar. Kenyatta's bass sound and style of playing is greatly influenced by reggae. He has done extensive recordings of the reggae genre with artists in New York and in St. Croix. His ear for rhythm and melody is uncanny. He and Matt provide the backbone for The Seed. Matt actually started out as a percussionist playing go-go. Over the years he honed his skills as a percussionist in various rock, fusion and reggae units. He studies percussion from around the world and is truly one of the finest percussionists in the area. Transfer that skill to the drum set and you've created a monster. Shahid is a natural born percussionist and superb M.C. Born in Chicago, this talented young man honed his skills working with many different producers and musicians including the Art Ensemble of Chicago. His extraordinary skills and lyrics and skills landed him a feature in the Source's Unsigned Hype column. He is wicked on percussion and with the power of the Pure Light Seed behind him, this talented lyricist is unstoppable. Jason is the rock-god and baby of the band. Quiet and humble, this young man never puts the guitar down. He can play with the gentleness of a soft summer breeze or with the angst of a thousand kids in a mosh pit. Dawit is the voice of The Seed. Matt calls him the modern-day Curtis Mayfield. His honest lyrics and sweet melodies reflect a genuine love for everything good in this world and an unfettered hope for better things to come. Kenyatta, Matt, and Dawit have been playing music together in some manifestation or another for many years. Shahid, when based in Chicago, would jam whenever he was in town. With the acquisition of Jason, Pure Light Seed was born. Get ready to feel the love.