Toronto, ON-based reggae band, Reggaddiction is back with a video for their cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest” off of the band’s album, Ganja Harvest.
“We wanted this album to be 100% Canadian produced, with artists based in Canada, Juno winners and nominees, people well known in the Canadian reggae scene as well as emerging Canadian reggae artists. I felt that if we were going to take on the huge task of reggae remixing music by Neil Young, a Canadian Legend, then it had to be a Canadian made album”.
The band is also planning an album tour for 2020 behind the new release.
Check out “Harvest” below and find out more about the band via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Oz, I am the drummer for the Canadian reggae band Reggaddiction, based in Toronto, Ontario.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Crossover reggae vibes is the best way to explain our style. We love to mix genres and provide a new interpretation on classic music.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
We perform every last Thursday of the month at Jasper Dandy in Toronto. We have an incredible live show that entertains a wide music audience with both originals and covers. Neil Young fans fall in love again with songs from the classic “Harvest” album done with a reggae interpretation. The band also provides an uplifting island style, reminding you of those days you had in the tropics, where you danced underneath the sun to Bob Marley and classic reggae tracks.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Listen to Harvest, it has received national airplay on CBC Radio. Sweet horns lines, powerful vocal duet, and an up-tempo reggae riddim section, that gets you moving.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Well, Neil Young for sure and we also love Canadian reggae and ska bands including Bedouin Soundclash, illScarlett, and the Sattalites and we can’t forget about 2019 Juno Winner Dubmatix who did the reggae dub mix on our album.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.