MP3 Leak of the Week: Easy Star All-Stars

MP3 Leak of the Week: Easy Star All-Stars

Every Sunday we update our MP3 Leak of the Week on the homepage with a new FREE song that runs from Sunday to Saturday. This week we have the brand NEW song titled One Likkle Draw courtesy of the Easy Star All-Stars first original album titled First Light that came out last week, April 5th, 2011

Easy Star All-Stars –One Likkle Draw (Feat. Junior Jazz and Daddy Lion Chandell)

You can download One Likkle Draw 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 April 16th

ESAS on the song“One Likkle Draw”:
Heres what Michael Goldwasser, the band’s producer and arranger, had to say about this weeks leak of the week One Likkle Draw

“I’ve always really enjoyed songs that tell a story, so I wanted to write one for this album. And since I’ve heard a rumor that some of our fans may have tried cannabis, I thought that a story about a grower and his run-in with the police would be of some interest to them. I thought that it would be kind of funny if someone was getting arrested and they actually pleaded with the cops to be allowed to get high before being taken away. I mean, why not? And if you’re going to take a guy to jail, how could it hurt to let him get lifted first?”

In an interview w/The Pier, Michael Goldwasser, further describes the background of the song…

“One day I was listening to it [the ESAS remix of Cas Haley’s “Better” which Michael G produced] and I just came up with chorus and thought ‘wow, there’s a new song!’ And we didn’t have an herb song for the album yet, which was kind of crazy considering the amount of herb people in the band smoke.

There’s a long history in reggae of a producer reusing music, sometimes out of laziness or for economic reasons, but also because sometimes it’s like ‘yeah I really like that riddim. I want to see what else I can do with it.’ It was fun to try to produce and mix it differently than the Cas Haley version.” -Michael Goldwasser, Easy Star All-Stars

  • You can read the rest of this interview in its entirety by clicking HERE .
  • You read what David Foral had to say in The Pier’s official album review of First Light by clicking HERE

  • The Easy Star All Stars have won acclaim by reworking classic albums into modern day Reggae masterpieces. Dub Side of the Moon, Radiodred and Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band have become instant classics in their own right. After 10 years and many hours clocked on stage and in the studio, ESAS have forged their first original full-length album with the release of First Light.

    Easy Star All-Stars have taken to the road with Cas Haley & The Green to promote the release of First Light. The tour will take us into the start of Summer with dates along the east coast, Canada & over seas in the UK. Check the dates below or follow them inside our built-in Show Locator & purchase tickets for upcoming shows by clicking HERE

    Easy Star All-Stars First Light Tour Dates:
    Apr 10 @ State Theatre. St. Petersburg, FL
    Apr 12 @ Common Grounds. Gainesville, FL
    Apr 13 @ Seville Quarter. Pensacola, FL
    Apr 14 @ New Earth Music Hall. Athens, GA
    Apr 16 @ World Cafe Live. Wilmington, DE
    Apr 17 @ World Cafe Live. Philadelphia, PA
    Apr 20 @ Highline Ballroom. New York, NY
    Aor 21 @ Castaways. Ithaca, NY
    Apr 22 @ Westcott Theater. Syracuse, NY
    Apr 23 @ The Great Hall. Toronto, ON
    Apr 25 @ Cabaret Mile End. Montreal, QC
    Apr 26 @ Higher Ground. Burlington, VT
    May 20 @ Hang Out Music Fest. Gulf Shores, AL
    Jun 16 @ The Relentless Garage. London, UK
    Jun 17 @ Mr Kyps. Poole, UK
    Jun 18 @ Rock Oyster Festival. Cornwall, UK
    Jun 19 @ Willowman Festival. Northallerton, UK
    Jun 21 @ FETE DE LA MUSIQUE. Paris, France
    Jun 22 @ Sudhaus. Tuebingen, Germany
    Jun 23 @ Cafe Central. Weinheim, Germany
    Jun 24 @ Bibelot. Rotterdam, Holland
    Jun 25 @ Bitterzoet. Amsterdam, Holland
    Jul 08 @ Camp Bisco. Albany, NY

  • Huge thanks to Easy Star All-Stars for giving us the song One Likkle Dra to post up for FREE download. Giving away music for FREE 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 Home Page!
    Mike Patti