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From San Diego California, Crucial Blend has a diverse and unique sound, driven by reggae with ska-punk roots and  hip-hop flavor. They have actively been playing shows across the west coast and have shared the stage with such artists as Ballyhoo, tropidelic, bumpin' uglies, hr of bad brains, Marlon Asher, Mickey Avalon and more. Latest release and 2022 san diego music award nominated e.p. "cruel world" available everywhere NOW!

Crucial Blend is:


Ryan Hughes - Vocals/Guitars


Cody Christian - Bass


DJ Karsh -Drums


"The band is now tighter than ever and "No Bad Daze" is Crucial Blend’s best work to date - Carlos culture, alt 94.9

"cruel world" Nominated for 'Best world music album' - 2022 San diego music awards

“When this San Diego based trio bring their skills together, you know you’re in for a three-ring sonic circus.” - top shelf music mag 

“Crucial Blend’s eight-song demo should’ve been easy to hate...but there’s something about the band’s crisp, spacious production and airy vocals that turn songs like “Ring the Alarm” and “Amigos Con Beneficios” into irresistible fun.” - san diego city beat 

"9 bands to watch in 2019 - NBC SAN DIEGO 

"They're like a sleazier 'Rebelution'" - Just some dude 

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