Monterey Or Bust, the official album of the Cali Roots Festival, is the MIDNIGHT RAVER sleeper hit sound for 2014. American reggae acts are definitely making their mark, with a unique sound that fuzes roots ‘n culture, dub, lovers rock, rock, folk, and punk. This signature sound was forged on the west coast and on the Hawaiian islands by a surf culture marinated for years with reggae, punk, and ska. With talented new acts emerging on a monthly basis, the U.S. now has a formidable reggae scene with a sound all its own.
From Zack Reed (2013’s Dub Rockers LP) and our friends at Rebel Sound Records. Cop it now at Itunes…This album is fi real!
1. Stick Figure – Vibes Alive
2. E.N Young – Give Me What
3. Fortunate Youth – Trippin
4. Tatanka – Reward Them
5. Maoli – Get Right
I’ve always thought reggae fans don’t give enough credit to these American acts. The only issue I have is with the singers voices. Sometimes a white American singer singing like a white American singer just doesn’t cut it. Stick Figure is an example of this. Great music, but lacking vocals.