One Drop from San Diego, California embraces the spirit of classic Roots Reggae and Dub music with a calculated blend of RB, Pop and Rock subtleties. Inspired by artists like Steel Pulse, Gregory Isaacs and The Police. One Drop’s music is infectious and well received by a wide range of age and cultural demographics. Critics describe their sound as genuine and captivating, filled with melodic choruses, refreshing vintage guitar/organ tones all cleverly layered over seductive bass lines. The voice of One Drop is soulfully delivered with brutally honest lyrics rooted from true-life experiences of love, growing up in a dysfunctional home and social political taboos.
On June 26th, 2012, One Drop will be releasing their highly anticipated sophomore album titled “Black Book Diaries” featuring performances from former member of The English Beat and a cover of Men at Work’s 80’s hit “Down Under”. By utilizing retro equipment and out-board effects from 1970’s (Fender Rhodes, Hammond C3, Studio Upright Piano, Clavinet D6, Tape Delays, Analog Spring Reverb) and a blend of organic and innovative digital production tools, One Drop promises to exceed fans high expectations. The band is constantly evolving and growing into something special. A tremendous amount of attention and detail are being put into this album, which will feature 15 new songs.
The inception of One Drop (a name describing a traditional reggae drum beat popularized by Carlton Barrett of The Wailers) began over a decade ago when introductions were made in a San Diego college music class. The band began to gig aggressively in 2006 and fans got their first taste of recordings in 2007 with the release of their self-titled EP. By 2008 they had developed a huge regional following and in May that same year released their acclaimed debut CD “Mission Blvd” which yielded hit songs “Little Black Dress”, “She’s Gone” and “No Good Reason”. Nominated by San Diego Music Awards for “Best Local Recording”, this pivotal CD has launched One Drop onto an international stage with impressive worldwide sales and downloads. To this day “Mission Blvd” continues to rank high on iTunes reggae charts in the U. S., Canada, Greece, Mexico, Norway, Spain, and Switzerland.
With the reputation as a “must see act”, the band packs venues and performs live shows with high energy, playfully engaging the audience into dance and sing-alongs. One Drop has toured heavily in the U. S. and Internationally (Ecuador, Mexico and Guam) at times sharing the stage with artists such as, Steel Pulse, Ben Harper, The English Beat, G Love, The Dirty Heads, Slightly Stoopid, Soja, Rebelution, Iration, Tribal Seeds and more while receiving support and corporate interest from companies like ERGO and Reef apparel.