Dub Studies

Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth

What better way to celebrate the passing of Measure 91 than warmly welcoming the chart-topping roots-reggae band Fortunate Youth, whose sponsors include RAW Rolling Papers and Cannabliss Clothing and whose merch includes T-shirts emblazoned with “Love is the Most High.”

The six-dude Hermosa Beach-based outfit recently released their fourth album, Fortunate Youth Dub Collections, Vol. 1, an album featuring electronic remixes of songs off previous albums (and, of course, weed references).

The dub study takes the slow-body sway of the reggae guitar riff and combines it with electronic synths, but with no beat drop. The result? A genre fusion fit for an electronic-loving crowd who also has Bob Marley posters taped above their beds. That fusion goes even further when the original acoustic “Skankin” (from 2012’s Irie State of Mind) transforms into a sunny, pseudo-’80s pop song on “Skankin’ Dub.”

Perhaps the next step is for them to pair with OMMP, with songs like “Farmer”: “Now Mr. Farmer, please fill the air with some good marijuana/ I need the medicine, this herbal doctor.”

Fortunate Youth perform with fellow California bands The Expanders and Thrive 8 pm Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Cozmic; $10 adv., $12 door. All ages.