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E.N. Young

RIYL

Tribal Seeds, Big Mountain, Quino, Slightly Stoopid, C-Money and Players Inc.

Influences

Peter Tosh, Bob Marley and the Wailers

Discography

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Reggae rocker E.N. Young (Tribal Seeds) released his debut full-length Luck & Chance No More in 2010.

A sophomore solo album Live Love Stay Up (Roots Musician Records) dropped in early 2015 in three formats with original, acoustic, and dub versions. Recorded at Imperial Sound Recording Studio, guest players include members of Tribal Seeds, Maad T-Ray, Gonzo, Steven Jacobo, Ooklah the Moc, Kali Navales, and Father Psalms. A music video was produced for the track “Eye of the Storm.”

In April 2016, Roots Musician released a followup full-length, Call On Me, featuring a live version of “Don’t Burn Bridges” from his debut album Luck & Chance No More performed with his concert band, Imperial Sound.

A video for "Call On Me" was shot in New York while Young was on the nationwide Spring Harvest Tour where he played back to back sets with Imperial Sound and Tribal Seeds. The video was filmed and directed by Jeff Pliskin of Raised Fist Propaganda and features Ras Fraser Jr.

Another video was produced for the track "Cooyah Raggamuffin," filmed in Southern California at various live shows and locations and edited by Houston Area Productions. A video for "Just Be" features Young on the shores of Imperial Beach.

Young's fourth full-length Forest Wilderness was released via Roots Musician in 2018, recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered at his IB studio Imperial Sound Recording Studio, preceded by the single "Wake Up," featuring Peetah Morgan of Morgan Heritage. Other guest players on the album include Addis Pablo, Meta & the Cornerstones, Kelissa, Half-Pint, and Roots Musician label-mate Inna Vision.

Young produced the debut EP from Massachusetts reggae rockers Buddahfly, Ancient Fire, recorded at Imperial Sound Recording Studio in IB and released in early 2019, with guest players such as saxophonist Eric Hirschhorn (Rebelution) and Brett Wilson (Roots of Creation).

Early 2020 saw the release of a new single called "Queendom," made available in both electric and acoustic versions, as well as a new collaborative album, Raggamuffin Ride Riddim', featuring eleven different singers on his song "Cooyah Raggamuffin."

In May 2020, he released a remake of a track from his first album, "Wicked Man," this time featuring reggae legend Michael Palmer. "This song draws inspiration from standing up and fighting against negative. Too many times people get stepped on and they need to rise up and conquer. With a roots foundation and melodic tones, this song will put you in meditation and a feeling of spiritual uplifting energy. I remember writing this tune in my bedroom at my parents’ house and feeling how the bass and drums dropped in such an impactful way. The roots pocket of the riddim was transcending and gave me a great feeling of thankfulness and solidarity."

A new cover single debuted in early 2021, "No Complaint." According to Young, "This song is a rendition of a classic Half Pint song from the 80s with an original verse added. The song features a rootsy vinyl inspired lo-fi sound of the early years in reggae music. The lead synth has a classic duck tone wobble with king tubby type dub effects surrounding it. I extended the mix and added a section of dub after the tune that was common on vinyl 12 inch single versions to fill the entire side of the record. That dub section starts with a hard cut on the snare which was typical in the old studios in Jamaica. The engineer would cut the tape on the visible transient which he presumably thought was the kick but was actually the snare and spliced the two version together."

"I grew up hearing this hiccup on the 12 inch extended versions and grew to love it. The dub version also features subtle effects on the bass (5:10) that resembles the likes of Mad Professor from UK. I had a great time recreating some of the great works in reggae music and will continue to pay homage to them with more music."

In July 2021, Young reported "I’m working on bringing you live dub performances from many songs I've produced over the years," says Young, who recently gave his four year-old son Sol his first dub lesson. "As a young kid getting into reggae music I discovered dub and was immediately hooked and taken into a trance. It was after listening to the ambient spacey mixes from engineers like King Tubby, Scientist, Mad Professor that I knew I needed to learn more about this art. Dub is an alternative mix to a song. Instead of focusing on the lead vocal or lead instrument Dub focuses on the drum and bass while creating space using time-based effects on the different layers in the song."

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