A fusion of all musical styles that represent Soul, Reggae, Seggae, Zouk, Ballad and Sega, Jason Heerah & Otentik Groove are not to be missed. This project optimises cool. It’s collaboration between a group of Mauritian based well respected musicians who go under the name Otentik Groove and Australian born Mauritian artist Jason Heerah.
Jason Heerah is known as one of the best singing drummers in the world and his 2015 single Seggae Paradise (feat Zulu) was a candidate for ‘Disc de l’annee’ (hits of the year). This was the first studio collaboration with Chris Jo Clair (Guitarist & Co, Producer) of the group Otentik Groove. Jason has always been proud of his Mauritian heritage, the culture and music that stems from Mauritius and feels a strong connection there. His debut independent album ‘Chasing Love’ recorded in Melbourne (AUS) was released in 2016 tied in with a historic inspired film clip by Island Music Label which got rave media attention for Jason’s music and connection with Mauritius. He has also arranged and produced some of Indian Oceans most popular singles since 2018 for other artist such as COCO by Seychelles Artist ELIJAH with over 3Million views on YouTube and over a million streams. Followed by single SHE LOVE ME who creeps up in the shadows. Jason’s latest Single ZIZMAN is shaping up to be also a 2020 HIT under Jasons production belt. Innovating Seggae Music once again this time by Mixing the single in MIAMI (U.S.A) by renowned grammy award winning Reggae Mix Engineer Gennaro Schiano. Links to official clip on YouTube and out on all Digital platforms.
Jason Heerah – Artist, Songwriter, Producer, Musician and now on the Judging panel of VIBE MU 2019,2020 directed by the producers of THE VOICE (France) – is a household name on the beautiful Islands of Mauritius.
Otentik Groove have played together for over 10 years and have had international touring success all over the world. Their biggest festival being SUMMERJAM (Germany). The band is a constant staple to the modern Mauritian Sega and Seggae sound on radio in their country. They’ve played on countless albums for artists in Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles such as Linzy Bacbotte, OSB, Nancy Derouger, Mario Justin, Allan Ramanisum, Laura Beg, Blakkayo, Nirvana Studio Production (La Reunion), Nasty Black, Tian Corentin, and Boyzini just to name a few. They have even backed popular french artists Pier Pol Jack, Jean Baptist Guegan & Tonton David to add to this bands versatility. The Collaboration between the two forces stems from the success of LIN & OTENTIK GROOVE on the album ‘Mo Recompans’. Jason was approached in 2015 by Chris Jo Clair to assist in backing vocal arranging, drumming and percussion duties on the album. The rest is history and the first single off the album ‘Emporte’ (feat Jason Heerah) sold over 15,000 units and counting – giving them the title of album of the year in Mauritius. The album had three songs as ‘Disc de l’annee’ 2016 on three different radio stations – Radio Plus, Radio One, MBC Radio.
The hit ‘Sans Ou’ has more than 3 million views and counting on YouTube. Lin & Otentik Groove has toured the album in France, London, Switzerland, La’Reunion, Rodrigues Island & Australia. This collaboration wasn’t by any means going to stop there – hence the birth of their new project for 2017 ‘NOU SIME’. The album is a representation of how they envisioned the future of music from Mauritius. The album touches on all kinds of life’s realities, passions, truths & love they have paid most attention to stay on that positive message for the people. The album is 80% in Mauritian creole and has some stand out English tracks. The first single ‘LEVE’ (feat Laura Beg) won Disque de L’annee 2017 on Radio One in Mauritius only 2 months after its release.
The official Clip for Leve (feat Laura Beg) has reached over 5 Million views on YouTube. The second single ‘KIFER TO PALE DANSE’ was released officially on YouTube in April 2018 and had 1.5 Million views in 6 months and is a hit anthem sung around the Islands of Mauritius, Rodrigues, Reunion and Seychelles. The single is accompanied by a JH JUNGLE REMIX has both been added on high rotation on main radio stations in Mauritius such as NRG Maurice, Radio Plus and Radio One. The album ‘Nou Sime’ is a major success in the Mauritian community worldwide including France, UK. , Canada, Switzerland, Australia, Rodrigues, Reunion Island and Seychelles as per what the digital streams are implying.
Jason Heerah & Otentik Groove launched their live show in Mauritius in October 2017 and since have been invited at this impressive list of festivals and shows such as WOMADelaide 2019 (Australia), MOSHITO MUSIC CONFERENCE 2018, 2019 (South Africa), MAURITIUS OPEN AIR FESTIVAL 2018, 2019 (London, UK), Opening act before Afrobeat star RUDEBOY (NGR) & TEKNO MILES (NGR) for AFROBEATS FESTIVAL 2018 & 2020 Mauritius), support act for reggae star TARRUS RILEY (JA) for MASH UP DI PLACE 2020, FESTIVAL KREOL (Seychelles) 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, FESTIVAL KREOL (Rodrigues), MUSIK FEST 2K17 opening for (KALASH (FR) (Mauritius), FESTIVAL KREOL (Mauritius), BARKLEYS BANK EOY Party 2017 & 2019, MCB BANK EOY Party 2017 & 2018, headliner for FETE CAF REUNION ISLAND 2018 and invitations to perform at IOMMA/SAKIFO FESTIVAL 2020 & FETE BRAS PANNON 2020 (Reunion Island).
Jason Heerah – Drums, Percussion & Vocals
Chris Jo Clair – Guitar
Jean Michael Ayoung – Drums
Didier Baniaux – Bass
Elvis Heroseau – Keyboard 1
Geraldo Pierre – Keyboard 2
Arantia Elenore – Backing Vocals
Live at WOMADelaide 2019
Leve (feat Laura Beg) Official Clip
Kifer to Pale Danse Official Clip
Video 1: Jason Heerah & Otentik Groove – Live
Video 2: Jason Heerah & Otentik Groove – Live
Video 3: Jason Heerah & Otentik Groove – Live