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The man behind Alific (ah-lif-ic) is artist/producer Brendan Dane. Dane lived in San Diego for six years and played bass in the reggae band Stick Figure. In early 2011, he relocated to Washington, D.C., where he was exposed to the DJ and electronic downtempo scene. His reggae-dub sound began to evolve, influenced by D.C. nightlife and local talent. Recording sessions followed, where he experimented with mixing reggae bass lines and downtempo beats.

The result is Echoes From The Soul, a 14-song downtempo-reggae album written and produced by Dane, featuring guest collaborations with Scott Woodruff and Kevin Bong of Stick Figure, Frank Mitchell Jr. of Thievery Corporation, and others.

Dane explains, “I’m excited about the direction the album took. My hope is that Echoes From The Soul feels as at home on U Street DC as it does on the San Diego boardwalk.”

Echoes From The Soul was released September 10, on Rootfire Records.

Alific will be performing live throughout the fall in support of his new release.

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“This album grabs you from the start and gets even better as it grooves along. Recommended for reggae heads and the sonically adventurous.” – Refrigerated Reggae 



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