Saturday, February 23, 2008
Ubiquity have been in touch about a new 45 from The Lions:
"One of the best blends of global funky elements we've ever heard...Great stuff all around, and a record that's almost more funkily exciting than all those old Jamaican platters you've sorted through trying to get a sound like this!"
"Get ready to get your skank on with the Lions' new LP...With an admirable cast of musicians, the Lions are sure to make an impression on reggae enthusiasts."
"The L.A. collective emerges with an outstandingly distilled, urban sound that mines dub reggae in a vintage yet completely fresh way by tastefully blending it with soul and funk."
- Orlando Weekly
"...cohesive, rhythmic, and cinematic."
A unique Jamaican-inspired outfit, featuring members of Breakestra, Connie Price & the Keystones, Rhythm Roots All-Stars, Orgone, & Madlib’s Sound Directions. Reggae rhythms n' dub techniques mash with the sound of Ethiopia, Africa, Colombia and a heavy dose of laid-back California soul, jazz, and funk. Jungle Struttin’ is a bass-bin rockin’ authentic take on an old school soulful reggae vibe with a tasty modern edge.
Prior to the release of their debut album, The Lions dropped a limited-edition 7” single that features the album title track “Jungle Struttin” and a dub version of “Ethio-Steppers” that’s 100% exclusive to this 7” release only.
“Jungle Struttin’” is a dj-friendly, dusty, Jamaican-funk joint in the vein of Byron Lee and the Dragonaires, and the flipside is a bass-heavy dub in the vein of Scientist or King Tubby but with an added Eastern/African/”Ethiopique” twist. This heavyweight exclusive 7” will be limited to 1000 pieces, so buy it while it’s hot.