Through LIFTED these guys are able to touch the world on a spiritual level through their music while bringing their message to the forefront of the open-minded. Their unique blend of reggae, punk and rock music along with catchy melodies and choruses incorporated into a touch of hip hop, is brilliantly utilized to balance out their signature sound. Their goal is to write forever music; members Derek aka Positive D (Vocals) Freddy Vega (guitar), Mad Mando (drums), and Drew Down (bass) work with great passion on making that happen time and time again. This passion has created what their music has evolved into today: a new driving force of four gifted, aggressive friends ready to take on the world with the intention of spreading their universal language of music.
After receiving local, national and international recognition following their debut album, LIFTED is concentrating on spreading their message nonstop around the world. With their latest release and by far their best, “FREEDOM” LIFTED brings new musical motivation and talent to the table, proving once again that they are a force to be reckoned with. While staying completely grounded, some are dubbing Lifted’s new sound as “The Future of Bay Area Music”. Each member clearly brings their own individual contribution and personal influences to the stage while managing to pour out a synergistic musical brotherhood, especially with the energy served up in their live performances.
The name? Uncomplicated, but significant was thought of way back, when drummer Mando, who also formed Insolence in 1995 (once signed to Maverick / Warner Bros) was seeking a side project from his former band. Unknown then that this would become a full time deal for these comrades, the group wanted the name to be simple, but effective, and therefore chose the name LIFTED. To them LIFTED encompasses many meanings. Foremost, it means to reach out and spread their love of music to everyone, everywhere.
Their ultimate mission is to get those who listen “LIFTED”. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
show me more