One Drop

One Drop

One Drop plays reggae, punk, dancehall, dub and ska with an intensity that evinces their punk rock roots. If you want to see a professional, polished and flawless performance, One Drop is not what you are looking for. If you want to hear music that is raw, entertaining and unpredictable played by a crew of seriously talented maniacs who are almost as surprised as you are, this is your chance.

Contrast and variety are integral parts of the One Drop sound. Live, they will pack the floor with deep dub and reggae and then turn it into an unplanned mosh pit by dropping in to fast punk rock. One Drop laid down three epic self-produced albums, known for their dynamic sound - switching styles at every track mark; visiting everything from reggae to hip-hop and from dub to punk and nailing it every time.

Before taking a brief 10-year break, One Drop gained friends and fans with three Western Canadian tours as well as a West Coast tour to Southern California and back. They have shared stages with acts such as The Slackers, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Black Halos, Warsaw Pack, Chris Murray, The Mad Caddies, The Aggrolites, The Kingpins, Kia Kadiri, The Toasters, The Allentons, The Rebel Spell & The Flatliners. One Drop’s cover of Desmond Dekker’s Problems was added to the tribute album Unity.

This may well be your last chance to see one of Victoria’s legendary entertainment forces at the best venue in town. Outdoor sunset show, Inner Harbour, June 22nd - riddims for the people!

Audio

Videos

One Drop - Rudy (set to super 8 tour footage)
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Posted: May. 2, 2019
One Drop - Live at Crawdaddy's Saskatoon SK April 2003
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Posted: Mar. 28, 2019
Filmed: Apr. 30, 2003
Landyachtz Promo Video
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Posted: Jun. 12, 2014
One Drop in California
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Posted: Jun. 12, 2014

Shows

Less Than Jake, One Drop, LowDown Brass Band, Danny Rebel & The KGB, Mt. Doyle @ Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest 20!
Ship Point (Inner Harbour)
Sat. June 22nd 2pm - 10pm
$32.50 - $35 advance (Limited 4-packs for $119.50) Ticket Info
Saturday night of Victoria's 20th Annual Ska & Reggae Festival is coming in hot and is going to be one of the most blisteringly fun nights on the summer calendar. One of the pillars of the third-wave ska revival, Florida ska-punk rockers Less Than Jake finally take on our main stage and all we can say is, “It's about time!” Legends of the genre, Less Than Jake has been relentless in their music and have firmly cemented themselves into the memory and playlists of ska fans around the world. Few bands have stuck to the DIY principals that birthed the movement like Less Than Jake and it's that dedication to their roots that has helped build a solid fan base from the ground up over two decades.

One of Victoria's most beloved bands is making a triumphant return to help us bring in year 20 in absolute style. ONE DROP is finally coming back to get the masses jumping. It's been a decade since these icons of rowdiness have joined forces to rock a crowd proper. In fact, their last show was at Victoria Ska Fest 10, opening for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and they return for our 20th, playing before another group of ska legends, Less Than Jake. If you want to see a professional, polished, flawless performance, One Drop is not what you are looking for. If you want to hear music that is raw, entertaining and unpredictable played by a crew of seriously talented maniacs who are almost as surprised as you are, this is your chance.

Joining these two Festival favourites is Chicago powerhouse LOWDOWN BRASS BAND. One of the quickest rising live acts in North America, the band's relentless touring schedule has taken them around the continent, dazzling audiences with their ridiculously funky, big brass grooves. Combining hip-hop, funk, ska, reggae and delivering it with the grit and grace of a New Orleans line, LowDown is making seriously exciting music and we're pumped to introduce them to our west coast massive. Kicking things off for our Saturday party under the sun are the self-proclaimed “Bastard Sons of Reggae,” DANNY REBEL & THE KGB. Longtime friends of the festival and Montreal's greatest reggae ambassadors. 12+ years of playing their high-energy reggae has helped honed the band into one of the tightest, hardest-hitting groups of music healers in the country. And keeping it smooth in between sets is our dear friend and one of the coolest cats we know, MT. DOYLE. The resident DJ for hometown heroes Illvis Freshly, Mt. Doyle is a force to be reckoned with behind the decks. Versatile, knowledgable and as talented as they come around here, Doyle is always bringing the choicest grooves, no matter the genre.