Stones Throw is proud to be working with The Lions, a multi-member reggae/soul band from Los Angeles. The band draws together a dozen or so of LA’s elite reggae and soul forerunners who loosely coalesced as The Lions in 2007. Members of the legendary ska band Hepcat, Deston Berry and Alex Desert, form half of the vocal team – the latter also having a successful career on screen, including roles in the films Swingers and High Fidelity. The other half is the sweet falsetto of Malik Moore and DJ stylings of Black Shakespeare, the charismatic cousin of Robbie Shakespeare (of Sly & Robbie fame). Other members include guitarist Dan Ubick, formerly of Breakestra, Macy Gray co-writer and collaborator Dave Wilder on bass, plus musicians who have played with the likes of De La Soul, Barrington Levy, Black Eyed Peas and others.
Their upcoming album on Stones Throw, This Generation will be released first quarter of 2013, and today enjoy their contribution to the Stones Throw Podcast series.
LIVE FROM WLION is a 40-minute mix of reggae & dub selections put together by The Lions. The show is hosted by Black Shakespeare, mixed by Steve “Curly Locks” Kaye, with selections by Connie Price & Man Like Devin, produced by Dan “Connie Price” Ubick. The full tracklisting is included in the link, and includes selections from Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, Barrington Levy, The 5 Royals, Nairobi Sisters, The Abyssinians and more!