Julian Marley Band
Leader of self-established circle of musicians known as “Blue Luke” Andrews & Friends, headlining and opening band playing clubs and festivals in California, including a tour of Ireland in 1999.
Owner of Blue Luke Productions, Blazin’ Records and co-owner of Mendo Bass'd Operations, a production, remix and recording facility located in Northern California, producing local artists, film music, remix albums, sound-system, experimental, and personal projects for hire for specific markets.
In addition to his own compositions, Luke writes extensively with 7-time Grammy Nominee, Dennis Walker (who produced and co-wrote with blue giants such as B.B. King, Robert Cray and more). Luke completed his first self-titled album in 1998, at the age of eighteen, and is currently working on follow-ups.
In the film music world, Luke is featured in the score of “Black & Blue: Legends of the Hip Hop Cop” directed by Peter Spirer (Rhyme & Reason, Beef) released in 2006 by Radar Pictures.
In 2006 Luke graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston and is currently working as lead guitarist in Julian Marley’s Uprising Band, featured on tour and recording, as well as co-producing on his current album "Awake" released 05/09 on Universal and Nominated for a Grammy in 2009.
TbSynth (Reason Factory Sound Bank / Subtractor Patches / Bass)
Subtractor Tb Synth Patch, used in "Violence" for that classic "Dub Fire" by Aswad synth bass sound. Ran it thru a scream to give that grimy 70s feel. Kick in some spring 'verb to make it sound wicked!
EFX RV-1 SpringVerb (Reason Factory Sound Bank / ALL Effect Patches / Reverb)
used in conjunction with a vocoder eq to give classic King Tubby's reverb crashes and tweaks.
NN-XT Custom Patch
Used as a sampler to trigger Air Horn samples and Siren samples in "Violence"
Redrum Custom Patch (Old Skool Drum Machines Refill)
Always using these drum sounds! All the classics in here, used the Boom kicks and Clap Snares in "All I Know" Use on the piano bang to give life, bounce and classic Wailer's Tyrone Downey phase piano.
Budo Top 5
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Steven and John's Top Five
Steven Bradley & John Ganey are the main guitarists and programmers for band IWRESTLEDABEARONCE.
Customs Patches for UK Grime
Preditah is a 23 year old Electronic/Grime music composer from Birmingham, UK. He has been been producing his own music for 10 years now and made quite a name for himself in the underground scene in his hometown and surrounding counties. Relatively unknown in the UK Grime scene before 2011, Preditah’s ascension to the top of the Grime scene has been nothing less than extraordinary.
Dan Silver's Top Two Picks
Dan Silver is a Music Producer known as Silver Sessions and Director of Music at RipTide Music.
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