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Easy Star All-Stars

November 30th, -0001

Genre:
Reggae

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Easy Star All-Stars

Biography

New York City's Michael G. (born Michael Goldwasser) and Ticklah (born Victor Axelrod) are the two longtime friends who form the Easy Star All-Stars. Goldwasser had been playing guitar with the R&B band Special Request, but after five active years the band broke up. Around this time, the guitarist turned his attention to reggae and formed the Easy Star All-Stars with former Special Request keyboardist Ticklah. Ticklah had been gigging with Cooly's Hot Box, worked with DJ Spinna and Dr. Israel, and created remixes for Les Nubians and Mary J. Blige. The first release under the Easy Star All-Stars banner came in 1997 with the team's production on Rob Symeonn's "Anything for Jah" single, and a collection of their productions, Easy Star, Vol. 1, appeared in 1998. Working with Brooklyn sound system Twin Sound, the two organized three tribute concerts to Augustus Pablo in 1999 and backed the likes of Sugar Minott, the Meditations, and Sister Carol on-stage and in the studio. . In 2003, the duo released Dub Side of the Moon, their reggae/dub version of Pink Floyd's most famous album. In 2006, they turned toward Radiohead's OK Computer and reimagined it as Radiodread, while 2009 saw them honor the Beatles with Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band. Dub masters like Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood, and Kalbata appeared on 2010's all-remix set, Dubber Side of the Moon, while 2011 found the band releasing its first full-length album of original songs, First Light. In 2012 they returned to the tribute album format with Easy Star's Thrillah, their take on Michael Jackson's classic effort Thriller with Luciano, Spragga Benz, Michael Rose, and others as guests.

Top Albums


1. Easy Star's ..
Dub Side of the Moon (A Reggae Version of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon), Easy Star All-Stars
2. Dub Side of ..
Radiodread, Easy Star All-Stars
3. Radiodread
Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band (Bonus Track Version), Easy Star All-Stars
4. Easy Star's ..
Dubber Side of the Moon (Bonus Track Version), Easy Star All-Stars
5. Dubber Side ..
Easy Star's Thrillah, Easy Star All-Stars
6. Easy Star's ..
Until That Day - EP, Easy Star All-Stars
7. Until That D..
First Light, Easy Star All-Stars
8. First Light
Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band (Bonus Tracks Version), Easy Star All-Stars
9. Easy Star's ..
Billie Jean (Remixes) - EP, Easy Star All-Stars
10. Billie Jean ..
Dub Side of the Moon Anniversary Edition, Easy Star All-Stars
11. Dub Side of ..
Jam Cruise 9: Easy Star All-Stars - 1/6/11, Easy Star All-Stars
12. Jam Cruise 9..
Jam Cruise 9: Easy Star All-Stars - 1/7/11, Easy Star All-Stars
13. Jam Cruise 9..
With a Little Help from My Friends / With a Little Dub from My Friends - Single, Easy Star All-Stars
14. With a Littl..
Let Down - Single, Easy Star All-Stars
15. Let Down - S..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Time (Featuring Corey Harris & R..Dub Side of the Moon (A Reg..6:58$0.99
2.
With a Little Help From My Friends f..Easy Star's Lonely Hear..0:30$0.99
3.
Brain DubbageDub Side of the Moon Annive..4:22$1.29
4.
Breathe 2014 (feat. Sluggy Ranks, Me..Dub Side of the Moon Annive..5:29$1.29
5.
Step It Pon the Rastaman Scene (feat..Dub Side of the Moon Annive..4:02$1.29
6.
Great Dub in the SkyDub Side of the Moon Annive..4:21$1.29
7.
Eclipse (feat. The Meditations)Dub Side of the Moon Annive..1:52$1.29
8.
Brain Damage (feat. Dr. Israel)Dub Side of the Moon Annive..4:06$1.29
9.
Any Colour You LikeDub Side of the Moon Annive..3:38$1.29
10.
Us and Them (feat. Frankie Paul)Dub Side of the Moon Annive..7:55$1.29
11.
Money (feat. Gary "Nesta" Pi..Dub Side of the Moon Annive..6:26$1.29
12.
Great Gig in the Sky (feat. Kristy R..Dub Side of the Moon Annive..4:25$1.29
13.
Time (feat. Corey Harris & Ranki..Dub Side of the Moon Annive..6:58$1.29
14.
Speak to Me / Breathe (In the Air) [..Dub Side of the Moon Annive..3:52$1.29
15.
Easy Star All-StarsBest of Farmer Phil's 2..8:19$0.99
16.
Billie Jean (Sounduo Remix)Billie Jean (Remixes) - EP5:54$0.99
17.
Billie Jean (Mister Vibes Remix)Billie Jean (Remixes) - EP4:21$0.99
18.
Human Nature (feat. Cas Haley)Billie Jean (Remixes) - EP4:53$0.99
19.
Billie Jean (Dub)Billie Jean (Remixes) - EP5:59$0.99
20.
Billie Jean (feat. Luciano)Billie Jean (Remixes) - EP6:24$0.99
21.
Close to MidnightEasy Star's Thrillah6:46$0.99
22.
Dub ItEasy Star's Thrillah4:52$0.99
23.
Lady in My Life (feat. Christopher M..Easy Star's Thrillah4:48$0.99
24.
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) [feat. K..Easy Star's Thrillah4:04$0.99
25.
Human Nature (feat. Cas Haley)Easy Star's Thrillah4:53$0.99

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