A melting pot of Reggae, Rock & Hip-Hop, Santa Barbara’s Cydeways is still reeling from the release of their new 5 track EP, Ride On that dropped May 10th. We’re giving away the titled track for FREE as we catch up with the group…
You can download Cydeways new track, “Ride On”, for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday, June 18th, 2016.
Cydeways – “Ride On” – Download HERE (on The Pier homepage)
Cydeways New EP: ‘Ride On’ Background:
Cydeways new 5-track EP was recorded in Lancaster, MA at Commons Recording, and produced by Trevor Buckingham. Cydeways also brought on their good friend Nicholas Marks from The Olés to play horns on the EP.
Dustin Parks filled us in on Cydeways’ latest work, explaining, “This EP is definitely some of our best work yet. I think it really shows who we are and what our sound is. I love The Pharcyde scratch in ‘Wanna Lova’ cause I’m the biggest 90s hip-hop fan. Ive always loved to mix reggae with hip-hop. I don’t see as many reggae bands doing it anymore and that’s what I grew up on. We cannot wait to start touring and really spread our music.”
Cydeways is planning to hit the road at the end of this summer, touring mainly in Southern California. As for the title track of the EP, Dustin continues on, saying: “So the track was recorded and produced in Boston, MA by our producer Trevor Buckingham in his studio Commons Recording. The song was written a few months ago, the last time I was back home in Boston. We recorded the lead guitar and horn here in our Santa Barbara home to finish up the track. This is a song I want people to hear because I feel like it completely shows who we are, and what our style and sound is. The meaning of the song is mostly about my travels to California. Meaning to take your own path and way of life without worrying about what other people are doing. Do what you love and believe in it to make yourself happy and successful.’ If we ain’t having fun, we ain’t doing it.'”
You can pick up the May 10th release of the 5-track EP on iTunes by clicking HERE!
Listen: Cydeways – Ride On EP
Originally from Boston, MA, Dustin Parks traveled out to Los Angeles, CA to pursue Cydeways as more than just a basement project. He currently resides in Santa Barbara, CA where he met lead guitarist Jeremy Baker (Berkeley, CA) and drummer Eddie Cardenas (Fillmore, CA) in Isla Vista, CA. Trevor Buckingham (Boston, MA) an original creator of Cydeways, is the groups producer and engineer. Their music is a collaboration of Reggae, Rock & Hip Hop.
Huge thanks again to Cydeways for allowing us to share “Ride On” featuring B. Lay to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti