Daily Archives: February 10, 2011

Fortunate Youth – Reggae – Roots [Band Review]

Reggae/Roots/Dub band Fortunate Youth out of southern California spits out some crazy sweet dub grooves. Sporting 7 members, these guys jam the fck out! ..and they all flow together really well:

Providing a new style of Roots music – combining multiple harmonies and boisterous solos, separates Fortunate Youth from other reggae bands. Positive stage presence and their high-energy approach ensures an unforgettable experience.

Dan Kelly
Lead Vocals

Travis Walpole
Percussion/Vox

Jered Draskovich
Keys/Bass

Ryan Gonzales
Lead Guitar/Vocals

Greg Gelb
Bass/Guitar

Corey Draskovich
Guitar/Bass/Keys

Myles Poydras
Drums

Fortunate Youth is a collaboration of South Bay reggae stand-outs. Coming from various bands, they’ve created a phenomenal 7 piece bringing fire to the stage. Combining rootsy vibes and heavy bass lines united with multiple harmonies and boisterous solos distinguishes Fortunate Youth from every other mainstream reggae band. With their high energy approach and positive stage presence they provide an unforgettable show to every music fan.

I also highly recommend checking out some of their live acoustic vids from MoBoogie.

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Anthony Rankin – “Mean It” [VIDEO]

Anthony Rankin is a talented rock/pop singer from Philadelphia, PA.  Rankin’s hook heavy songs and his groovy musical style combine to form a very entertaining combination. Check out his official music video to his single, “Mean It.”

Kyle C. Stilley | Online Marketing Strategist | @stillz | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Beatmaker 2 Developers Demonstrate iPhone Workflow [Video]

The Beatmaker 2 app, as you can tell by the video, allows you to do some incredibly cool stuff all from your iphone. From Samplers, to Drum Machines and Instruments, to Effects and even a Wave Editor. This is app is dope! I definitely suggest checking out this CDM article too for the full specs.

Tricil – “The Emancipation” [VIDEO]

A very original electronic musician with a large Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead influence in his sound. There is almost a faint sense of modern dub feel within certain breakdowns. Definitely diggin’ the style here along with this awesome video made especially for “The Emancipation” by Burning Head production company. Check out more music here.

Freelance Whales – “Enzymes” [VIDEO]

For those who haven’t heard of the Freelance Whales, meet this indie band from Queens that started getting major buzz in the fall of 2009. Check out their music video for “Enzymes.”

For more information on Freelance Whales, check out their facebook page.

Kyle C. Stilley | Online Marketing Strategist | @stillz | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Seymour Bits – “Put It Back Down” [VIDEO]

Get the house jumpin’ with this track by Seymour Bits out of Amsterdam. In addition to this awesome house/dub track is a really cool animated video by director and animator, Michiel ten Horn.