Reggae music is a special thing. Reggae’s roots run deep and narrow in tiny Jamaica but her vines have twisted across the globe enchanting people without regard of history or culture. Seoul, South Korea has long incubated a small pocket of the global scene. The musicians here don’t get much buzz outside of east Asia, which is a shame. However, after listening to the debut album from NST and the Soul Sauce, a Korean-reggae “supergroup” if there ever was one, it’s clear this small scene may soon be making a big splash. The group first formed in early 2015 as session support for frontman and bassist Noh Seon Teck’s solo project. The band has decades of total experience playing reggae in Korea and touring around Asia. After finishing up, they figured they had a good thing going so NST and the Soul Sauce was born. NST and the Soul Sauce manage to cram a lot of musical style and swagger into little more than 30 minutes of music. Each track was recorded one take with no overdubs. This gives the album an authentic and natural vibe. There are no distracting post production effects… just good music, executed well.