I just realized my “Style” category was missing one crucial genre: Reggae. But then I also realized I have no clue how to play the real “roots” stuff. Apparently I forgot to take that “Reggae 101” class at Berklee (they still let me graduate) and Burning Spear hasn’t called me for any gigs lately.
To be perfectly honest, the majority of what I know comes from listening to Stewart Copeland with The Police and Pete Thomas with Elvis Costello. Hardly Rastafarian, but they are both masters at blending some of the authentic Reggae elements with pop music.
To get in the right frame of mind for today’s loop, I trekked over to the nearest frat house, ate a few “brownies” and listened to Bob Marley’s “Legend” on repeat for three hours straight. I eventually wandered home (after stopping for another snack at Taco Bell) and recorded this beat.
Download the Logic session here. (99MB)
Get the .wav file here.
Get the .rx2 file here.
Get the .aiff file here.