When post people think of Reggae, they think of sipping Coronas on the beach in the summer, but there is much more to it, and New York’s Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad is showing the world just that. Of course, they can do summer BBQ jams, but they get darker too, with more intense dub stuff as well. Check out a sampler of their Giant Panda’s music after the jump:
You can download a free, 4 song Giant Panda Sampler below:
The group describes themselves as “Psychedelic Roots Reggae” which perfectly describes their style of music. They have the traditional hits on the off-beats that you’ve been hearing since before Bob Marley, but things really get crazy when you see Giant Panda Live. They can extend any song, even the beach chill-out tunes into some really crazy territory. I know they sound subdued coming through your computer speaks, but checkout this video below to get a taste of the energy they put into their live shows.
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad is currently in the middle of a huge national tour, and you can find the dates on their Facebook page. I definitely recommend catching them live. In the meantime, follow them on Twitter, and check out LivePanda.com where the band has been releasing tons of soundboard recordings of their shows over the past few years.