Meet Your Beat, www.meetyourbeat.com, an innovative provider ofloops, sound effects and music has announced the debut of its firstlibrary, MYBVolume One. Available for preview and download exclusivelyat Sonomic www.sonomic.com, MYBVolume One features the amazingtalents and imagination of master reggae percussionist LarryMcDonald.
McDonald is regarded by many as the premier percussionist in worldreggae music. Now residing in New York City, McDonald’s careerbegan at the heart of the Jamaican reggae/ska scene, with a list ofcredits that includes such beloved artists as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh,Toots & the Maytals, Bunny Wailer, Bad Brains, Taj Mahal, EarnestRanglin, The Skatalites, Gil Scott Heron, and Soulfly, among others. Heis also a founding member of two of NYC’s top reggae acts, TheRocksteady 7 and Dub Is a Weapon.
For the MYBVolume One collection of 50 loops and one shots, McDonaldused conga, shaker, tambourine and the increasingly popular cajon — ahighly danceable drum from Peru – as the basis for authenticreggae beats that serve as the ideal foundation for a true Jamaicanfeel. His work with more specialized percussion instruments such asagogoblocks, afuche and the Flexatone result in embellishments and oneshots that will spice up any soundtrack with island-born musicality,and can also serve as attention-getting, often humorous sound effectsideal 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 contributorto Drum! magazine; Weiss produces and performs electronic musicin and around the East Coast as Impossible Objects. “We’reextremely excited to officially launch Meet Your Beat,” saysWeiss. “Today’s music and visual media producers have aconstant need for fresh content, and these loops and one-shots by LarryMcDonald answer the demand for easily accessible reggaegrooves.”
To immediately access Meet Your Beat MYBVolume One, visit www.sonomic.comandclick on the “Samples” tab on the upper left. Then do akeyword search in “production company” for Meet Your Beat,or “artist” for Larry McDonald.