Rock-reggae pioneers Long Beach Dub Allstars have been working on the follow-up to their 2020 self-titled album. The band has been working with Long Beach Dub Allstars guitarist Michael “Miguel” Happoldt, bassist Edwin Kampwirth longtime collaborator and Lewis “Lew” Richard to hammer out over 10-tracks. The as-of-yet untitled album was tracked at 64 Sound in Highland Park, California with additional overdubs recorded at Miguel’s 17th Street Recording.
“We are finishing up with 13 songs. 10 are finished and we have to put the final touches on the 3 last songs,” commented frontman Opie Ortiz. “It’s a mix of different styles, reggae, soul, hip-hop, kinda like a lot of our last albums yet more refined and polished,” commented Opie Ortiz. “Some songs were already written and then we wrote some just for the album. I feel it’s a perfect mix of all the styles that we love and embrace.”
“The Long Beach Dub Allstars” was released in 2020 and was the first new music from Long Beach Dub Allstars in nearly two decades, but managed to make a huge splash debuting at #7 on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart, #50 on Current Album Sales, and #88 on Album Sales.
Lewis “Lew” Richards might not be a name that some fans immediately recognize but it is one that has become synonymous with the “reggae-rock” community as he has contributed as a producer/engineer/musician/