‘Rumbah Tribe’s sax, guitar, flute and drum interplay is the perfect accompaniment to an hour of house music from DJ Rice. The mixing is seamless, the tracklisting pure house and the vibe is total elation – the best excuse to get on down we’ve heard in months.’ Muzik Magazine – March 2002
Rumbah Tribe is a collective of musicians from the North East of England. This outfit consists of DJ, percussion, guitar, flute, sax, & harmonica.
The Rumbah Tribe was formed by DJ Rice in 2001, his open minded vision to push forward various styles of dance music by fusing live music instruments with his djing skills to create something that at once is innovative, fresh & exciting.
Rumbah Tribe made their debut performance in Edinburgh on October 2001 at a club called The Venue, this is one of Scotland 's best small underground clubs hosting the Legendary Tribal Funktion nights, which included guests such as Derrick Carter, Gene Farris and DJ Sneak to name a few. The music policy was Underground House and Eclectic Cooler vibes. Rumbah Tribe headlined the Magik Dance Party event alongside guest DJ Stevie Sole Middleton of Sole Music.
Following on from their debut performance, Rumbah Tribe made guest appearances at their local venue The Purple Onion, Middlesbrough on various nights including Rumbah and Beta Lounge.
In March 2002 Rumbah Tribe gained International status featuring in dance music’s foremost publication 'Muzik' Magazine.