Listen: The Lions “This Generation” (Dub Version)

You’re doing yourself a disservice if you’re not checking out The Lions. They are a recent signee to the strong and recognized LA staple Stones Throw Records and a group of superstars that you just don’t know about. Members of The Lions have played & written for top artists in the industry for years meanwhile cultivating and maintaining their own distinct style of roots reggae & funk that allows you to dance, relax, and groove all at the same time.

From StonesThrow.com :

Members of the legendary ska band Hepcat, Deston Berry and Alex Désert, form half of the vocal team, and the latter also has a successful career on screen, including roles in the films Swingers and High Fidelity. The other half is the sweet falsetto of Malik Moore and DJ stylings of Black Shakespeare, the charismatic cousin of Robbie Shakespeare (of Sly & Robbie fame) and co-runner of the i&i Sound System, a customised ice cream van bringing bass to the streets of the west coast and featured on the cover of both Saul Williams’ self-titled album and an issue of XLR8R Magazine.

Other members include guitarist Dan Ubick, formerly of Breakestra, Macy Gray co-writer and collaborator Dave Wilder on bass, plus musicians who have played with the likes of De La Soul, Barrington Levy, Beck, Raphael Saadiq, Big Daddy Kane and Black Eyed Peas.

My man Malik The FreQ is that sweet falsetto you hear on the track. Definitely look out for more from The Lions as they prep their release and Malik The FreQ over the coming year.