Born out of a mutual love of sound system culture, The Drop are a 9-piece band who've grown out of their small-town roots to speak to the trudging nation.
Fronted by Dandelion, The Drop take a unique approach to Reggae breaking clear of cultural limitations. In 2009 the band formed and have since moved to quickly establish themselves as one of Britain's premiere reggae troubadours; marrying jump up grooves, down & dirty bass, epic walls of sound and clever lyricism.
The Drop’s reputed electric and energetic live shows, have seen them grace every festival worth gracing, cementing their place in the British Reggae movement. They have already been championed by Reggae ambassador David Rodigan MBE on his radio shows, and have supported some of the biggest names in the industry; such as Toots and the Maytals, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Don Letts to name a few. They now look forward to the release of their debut LP in 2014.
Stoking the fires of free thought, reggae has long been the spark to ignite any potential brooding youth movement. From The Clash to the recent explosion of Dub Step, they all have their place and are each as culturally significant and quintessentially British as the last. The Drop are firmly placed in this category, a band with a community for the whole nation.
"No, this was not recorded in Kingston Jamaica, this was recorded right here in London, real real fine!" - David Rodigan MBE
"The Drop. A dubby lullaby with a dancehall flex to engage your feet as well as your brain" - The Skints