MP3 Leak of the Week: The Steppas

MP3 Leak of the Week: The Steppas

Hawaiian based reggae band, The Steppas have released a brand new single titled “Don’t Give It Up”. They’re giving it away for FREE this week only and there’s nothing like NEW & FREE music. Huge thanks to Polynesian Underground for making this a sweet opportunity for the fans! Grab the song on the homepage & read more here…

You can download The Steppas new song “Don’t Give It Up” on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week column on the right hand side! This download will only be available until Saturday, Aug 24th, 2013.

The Steppas“Don’t Give It Up”

“Don’t Give It Up” Back-story:
Boasting a new single, The Steppas are spreading their message of love through song, as made evident with their new release of “Don’t Give It Up”. Here’s what the group had to say about the new track…

“In life there are ups and downs. Sometimes it may seem as if nothing is going right, But no matter the circumstance, we must never give up on love. Positivity starts with love and that we must never give up on loving one another ” – Naea Kaopua (Lead Vox & Percussions)

You can purchase The Steppas music, on iTunes by clicking HERE

The Steppas Background:
The Steppas presently consist of 3 core members. Rick Star (Lead Vox & Guitar) Na’ea Kaopua (Lead Vox & Percussions) who have played together for years in a local band, set out to pursue their own band, enter (Bass) Kekolu Pavao

Individually, The Steppas music has taken them as far as Indonesia, and Bali, Las Vegas, Washington, and Oregon, as well as up and down the West Coast. They’ve seen and been a part of some of the biggest shows here in the islands and have had the pleasure of opening for some of the biggest names in the industry today.

Their musical influences have been felt in abundance by way of their roles with groups such as Ai’Pohaku, Ho’okoa, Downstar, HI Town, Ooklah the Moc and Big Mountain. Collectively, The Steppas have had a strong start as the impact of their music is already being felt well beyond the island chain. The success of their first single entitled ‘Good Roots’ is proof positive that these men have truly found their niche and that this, is just the beginning.

The Steppas consist of six integral parts, namely Na’ea Kaopua, Rick ‘Star’ Alaniz, Kekolu Pavao, Kamu Ka’eo, Juan Martines and Poki’i Seto. The mission of The Steppas is simple, create and play music while spreading the message and vibe of The Steppas to as many people as possible. A message of peace and love. Complimentary parts coincide to create an authentic reggae sound. Dancehall and Lovers Rock overtones round out the music, but make no mistake, this is Roots.

On March 12, 2013 The Steppas released their second EP entitled “The Love Shack” out of their own label, 2econd Street, which made a Hot Shot Debut at #6 on the Billboard Reggae Album chart, debuted at #2 on the iTunes Reggae Album Chart, and was featured in iTunes New and Noteworthy artists to listen to.

Following the Release of their sophomore EP in March, The Steppas will be releasing their first full-length album early 2014!

Upcoming Shows:
Aug 31st @ Tiki Bar. Costa Mesa, CA (w/True Press & HIRIE)
Sept 1st @ 710 Beach Club. San Diego, CA (w/ HIRIE & EZZRAH)

The Steppas Links:
The Steppas Website
The Steppas Facebook
The Steppas Twitter

Huge thanks again to The Steppas & Polynesian Underground for allowing us to share new song “Don’t Give It Up”, 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 and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!

Article By: Mike Patti

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