With their sonic cocktail, Introspektra aims to liberate listeners coming from all walks of life. Born and raised in the melting-pot state of Hawaii, Andrew Simbahon, Antonio Burruso, and John Sabugo came together in 2016 after the close of their previous musical projects.
Andrew’s blues-rock guitar aggression from the school of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Antonio’s colorful moving basslines reminiscent of Jamiroquai’s Stuart Zender, and John’s rhythmic ventures inspired by Chris Dave and Thomas Pridgen spark a musical fusion recognized by fans of Hawaii’s rock, hip-hop, reggae, and jazz scenes. Andrew’s and John’s vocals provide a variety of avenues for their lyrics to travel through from feel-good, soulful melody lines to gritty, passion-fueled rap rhymes. Other influences of the band include Hiatus Kaiyote, Sublime, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Roots.