Out of Southern California is The Simpkin Project, sharing a new & unreleased dub rendition of their most requested song, “Check Yourself”, now titled, “Dub Yourself”. The song is available for FREE on the homepage of the site & you can learn more about the song & group here!
You can download The Simpkin Project’s latest single “Dub Yourself”, 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, February 23rd, 2013.
The Simpkin Project – “Dub Yourself”
“Dub Yourself” Background:
Here’s what The Simpkin Project had to say in regards to their dub remix of “Check Yourself”:
“We used a synthesis of analog and digital recording equipment to achieve the wild craziness found in the dub. Our organ player Shawn Taylor does 99% of our recordings and dubs which is nice because we do it our own way. All of our albums are known for including dub versions of the most popular tunes, but with this album we didn’t quite have the space to include them on the CD. We have many more in the vault and hope to release them sometime this year.”
-The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project Background
Simpkin Project plays a multi-faceted blend of reggae and Americana that varies greatly on its exterior layers but only atop the organic rhythms of reggae music. Their sound has been described as “uncompromising… blend[ing] authentic roots rock rhythms with a wall-of-sound production style,” and the lyrical compositions of frontman Phil Simpkin range “from the simply truthful to the stirringly anthemic.” Their dedication and respect for reggae music is both seen and heard through their non-stop, enthusiastic live performances, songwriting style and studio recordings.
Rich guitar work that draws from influences in blues and rock ‘n’ roll is rarely in dull company, propelled steadily forward by the band’s thumping drums, bass and percussion, and the clockwork sound of rhythm guitar that defines Jamaica’s most culturally celebrated music. Their keyboard arrangements are lush and vibrant, providing a melodic backdrop against which three-part vocal harmonies shine brightly.
These pieces come together to form a kind of living machine comprised of seven cogs that change shape and size and tempo, and it moves not only bodies on a dance floor, but the hearts and minds inside them.
Simpkin Project’s music can be likened to a dialect of its parent language – culturally adapted to make sense in its place and time. It is music that addresses the struggles we all face; showing us that there is beauty in all things, from love to loss to injustice, and thus remaining true to the messages of traditional roots-reggae without which it would not exist.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Feb 20 @ Sandbar. Santa Barbara, CA
Mar 15 @ House of Blues. San Diego, CA
Mar 21 @ Martini Ranch. Scottsdale, AZ
Mar 22 @ Las Vegas Country Saloon. Las Vegas, NV
Mar 28 @ Bakersfield, CA
Mar 30 @ Modesto, CA
Apr 20 @ San Bernadino, CA
Apr 21 @ The Observatory. Santa Ana, CA
May 19 @ Mozambique. Laguna Beach, CA
The Simpkin Project Links
The Simpkin Project Website
The Simpkin Project Facebook
Huge thanks again to The Simpkin Project for sharing their latest single, “Dub Yourself”, 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
Watch: The Sipmkin Project- “If You Really Want It” (Live @ The Belly Up Tavern. Solana Beach, CA)