Meet Your Beat Debuts Online With Top Artist

Apr 1, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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Meet Your Beat,, an innovative provider of loops, sound effects and music has announced the debut of its first library, MYBVolume One. Available for preview and download exclusively at Sonomic, MYBVolume One features the amazing talents and imagination of master reggae percussionist Larry McDonald.

McDonald is regarded by many as the premier percussionist in world reggae music. Now residing in New York City, McDonald’s career began at the heart of the Jamaican reggae/ska scene, with a list of credits that includes such beloved artists as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Toots & the Maytals, Bunny Wailer, Bad Brains, Taj Mahal, Earnest Ranglin, The Skatalites, Gil Scott Heron, and Soulfly, among others. He is also a founding member of two of NYC’s top reggae acts, The Rocksteady 7 and Dub Is a Weapon.

For the MYBVolume One collection of 50 loops and one shots, McDonald used conga, shaker, tambourine and the increasingly popular cajon -- a highly danceable drum from Peru – as the basis for authentic reggae beats that serve as the ideal foundation for a true Jamaican feel. His work with more specialized percussion instruments such as agogoblocks, afuche and the Flexatone result in embellishments and one shots that will spice up any soundtrack with island-born musicality, and can also serve as attention-getting, often humorous sound effects ideal for TV, film and multimedia use.

MYBVolume One was produced by Meet Your Beat founder David Weiss. Weiss is the NYC editor of Mix magazine, a long-time contributor to Drum! magazine; Weiss produces and performs electronic music in and around the East Coast as Impossible Objects. “We’re extremely excited to officially launch Meet Your Beat,” says Weiss. “Today’s music and visual media producers have a constant need for fresh content, and these loops and one-shots by Larry McDonald answer the demand for easily accessible reggae grooves.”

To immediately access Meet Your Beat MYBVolume One, visit www.sonomic.comand click on the “Samples” tab on the upper left. Then do a keyword search in “production company” for Meet Your Beat, or “artist” for Larry McDonald.

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