One Drop
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One Drop

San Diego, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | INDIE

San Diego, CA | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2000
Band Rock Rock




"One Drop CD Review"

. - Revolt Magazine

"Mission Blvd. - CD Review"

San Diego’s One Drop has been slowly building up to the release of this - the band’s debut full-length album. Through constant gigging this past year, the band has delivered on the promise its self-titled EP hinted at last year with Mission Blvd.

While definitely cultivating a reggae rock sound, Mission Blvd is more of a subtle affair compared to what most of the band’s peers are currently releasing. One Drop is more content to let the music centralize on the melodic and soulful vocals of James Alger, particularly on the songs with strong story telling, like Sorry Excuse and The Heist.

With such a strong focus on vocals it is critical that the band not only has something to say, but is memorable in the way it says it. Thankfully for One Drop, songs like She’s Gone, the horn-backed No Good Reason and the playful fun of One More Night leave their mark due to their overwhelming catchiness.

However, it’s this overall self-restraint from One Drop of not wanting to bludgeon you over the head with the obvious that sets them apart from most others in the current reggae rock pack. Don’t ever under estimate the power of the smooth groove – Don’t You Know being another perfect example.

Reviewed by Pilip - The Pier

""Mission Blvd. " By One Drop nominated for "Best Local Recording (20080"

"Mission Blvd. " By One Drop nominated for "Best Local Recording
by SDMA's (2008) - San Diego Music Awards


  • Don’t Make Me Wait - Single (2016)
  • Black Book Diaries - LP (2012)
  • You Could Be The One - EP (2010)
  • All I Want For Christmas Is You – Single (2010) 
  • Mission Blvd – LP (2008)
  • One Drop – EP (2007)



One Drop based in San Diego, California embraces the spirit of classic Roots Reggae and Dub music with a calculated blend of R&B, Pop and Rock subtleties. Inspired by artists like Steel Pulse, Gregory Isaacs and The Police. One Drop's music is infectious and well received by a wide range of age and cultural demographics. Critics describe their sound as genuine and captivating, filled with melodic choruses, refreshing vintage guitar/organ tones all cleverly layered over seductive bass lines. The voice of One Drop is soulfully delivered with brutally honest lyrics rooted from true-life experiences of love and social & political taboos.