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the Smokering

The Smokering have been building their self-produced catalog for over the past 10 years. The duo have always drawn from a deep well of musical influence and personal experiences, to produce an ever expanding collection of music that is difficult to classify.

The beginning was 2005, with four complete studio albums right out of the gate: "Escape From Van Nuys", "Fall Classic", "Poder A Le Gente", and "Tropicalifornia".
These albums were recorded and produced during one of the hottest summers on record in Los Angeles.

The Smokering then released the classic "13" in 2006. Four additonal albums were created that year, notably "Scorpittarius", and the late-nite chillout masterpiece "La La Land",
which yeilded 2 of The Smokering's most well received songs, "Freshoutdabox" and "Sativa".
Over the next few years the duo would work with host of formidable artists including DJ Lumis, David "Mavis" Senescu, bassist Ray Burke, Illadapted, and tha Chillah.

"Blacklight District", released in 2007, is the album that defined the duo and realizes their distinct “soundtrack" vibe.
They would record 2 more albums that year: "The Motherboard Connection" and "Floatation Device". Both are unreleased.
In November, "The Smokering Compilation" was released. A collection of 15 of their best tracks from their first 12 albums.

2008 found the duo transforming into group form, with the additon of DJ lumis on turntables and vocals, Ray Burke on bass, Leanna Burke & Larry Foster on percussion.
This collective blazed through 4 shows and left an edilible mark in their wake. Crowd response was not only positive, but overwhelming.

In the latter part of 2008 Ed & Jason returned to their headphones and produced the lush and dynamic "Colorformed".
Chill, funk, trip hop, r&b, dub reggae, and even a touch of smooth jazz can be heard on this breathtaking album.

In 2009 The Smokering released the compilation '05-'09, which is available here on CD Baby.

Fall 2010 brought new music from The Smokering. "Mellow Majestic" was just released on October 26th, 2010 through Global Vortex Records, and is available here on CD Baby!

The Smokering's new e.p. "Disco Balls" was released on May 17th, 2011!

The Smokering's new album "Morningstar" was released June 15th, 2013.

"Perceptions", available here on CD Baby, is a previously unreleased song, issued as a single by The Smokering, August 12th, 2014. This track captures a classic dancefloor vibe, with The Smokering's signature psychedelic vibes.

A 10-year music retrospective is in the works for early 2017 release.