Tuesday Jan 16
MP3 Leak of the Week: David Foral

David Foral, bass-player for Dirty Heads, has released a 16 song mixtape called Stone Soup that plays 26minutes featuring an array of guest appearances. Download it for FREE and dish on all the details of this special release that includes members of Passafire, Ballyhoo!, Dub Trio, Sublime, Dirty Heads, and more…

This Download is available at the Soundcloud stream below as this will be our Leak of the Week until Saturday, August 27th, 2016.

David Foral – “Stone Soup Mixtape” – Download Below
Stone Soup

David Foral “Stone Soup” Mixtape Background:

What started out as an idea for an EP, David Foral announced that on August 23rd, he’ll release a mixtape titled Stone Soup that includes other artists and friends he has a history of working with from over the years. At it’s foundation, the mixtape is hip-hop with DJ cuts and samples accented by the influential songwriting of other artists who contributed their own song writing of dub, alternative rock, pop and electro, all within the same key and tempo to round out the 26minute mix-tape.

“At first I wanted to put out a 6 song EP that showcased music I was working on. I wanted to come up with a special way to do this and I came up with the idea of making a mixtape,” Foral explains of the mix-tape’s origin. “I used to DJ so I knew that when it came time to mix the songs together it would be a lot easier if everything was in the same key and tempo. I have a lot of friends that are Producers, DJs and Musicians and they’re always working on tracks. I know from producing music that most of the songs that get created never see that light of day. I knew if I started asking around that people would have music sitting on a hard drive somewhere. I started reaching out to people and was surprised with how many people were willing to contribute.”

One of the people that David reached out to was Ballyhoo! guitarist/vocalist, Howi Spangler, who can be heard from 10:02 – 11:48 on the mix-tape with his contribution, titled “Another Way To Die.”

We caught up with Howi, who tells The Pier: “I’ve known Dave since his days with Chapter 11 and we had both worked on the early versions of The Pier website (a little trivia there). We were playing in Florida and we caught up at a bar in town that night and drank whiskey and bullshitted for a couple hours. Dave contacted me a few weeks after that about this project and I was excited about it. I’ve been doing more production lately and thought it would be a great opportunity to mix it up and do something different. I love making beats and playing around with weird sounds. Seems like he has a lot talent on this project! The best part is that it’s free and people have no excuse not to check it out.”

You can stream & download the song for FREE via David’s Soundcloud — Press play while reading the track listing and song credits for the mix-tape below.

Stone Soup Track Listing

Written by Mike DeGuzman (Passafire)
Additional Production by David Foral (Dirtyheads)

Written by Kirk Ellingsen
Additional Production by David Foral (Dirtyheads)

GHOST DUB (2:19)
Written by Leigh ‘LD’ Snyder (Sublime with Rome/Technicali) and David Foral (Dirtyheads)
Vocals by Brandon Sammons

Written by Josh Barlow “Jungle Josh” (Funky Dividends)

Written by Todd Forman (Sublime)

Written by Mike DeGuzman (Passafire)
Bass and Additional Production by David Foral (Dirtyheads)
Saxophone by Todd Forman (Sublime)
Percussion by Jon Olazabal (Dirtyheads)
Guitar by Kirk Ellingsen

Written by Howi Spangler (Ballyhoo!)

Written by David Foral (Dirtyheads)

Written by Joe Tomino (Dub Trio)
Additional Production by David Foral (Dirtyheads)

OH BOY (13:58)
Written by David Foral (Dirtyheads)
Vocals by Bradley Mayo “Know-Madik”
Additional Production by Jason Gutierrez “Jace One”

Written by David Foral
Additional Production by Jason Gutierrez “Jace One”

DALI TRIP (17:09)
Written by Ted Bowne (Passafire)

WILD HORSE (18:35)
Written by David Foral (Dirtyheads)

KNIFE (19:57)
Written by Ted Bowne (Passafire)

Written by David Foral (Dirtyheads)
Vocals by Ed Kaufman “Eliot Nes”

PHOENIX (23:41)
Written by David Foral (Dirtyheads)
Guitar by Kirk Ellingsen


Additional Production and DJ Scratching by Jason Gutierrez “Jace One”



David Foral Background:

David Foral is a Musician/Artist living in Long Beach, California.

Since 2009 he has been touring the world as a bass guitarist with the Alt Rock group Dirty Heads. While not on the road he is busy writing music and creating art. His production and writing styles are influenced by Hip Hop, Reggae, Electronic and Pop.

In 2013, being mentored by Kirk Ellingsen of Sleepy Lagoon Tattoo in Fullerton, he learned the art of Tattooing. In addition to applying art to skin he likes to work in various mediums that range from water color to computer generated designs.

You can find David Foral slappin’ da bass with Dirty Heads on tour — View their upcoming dates below.

dirty heads Tour Dates

Related Links:
David Foral Website
David Foral Soundcloud

Huge thanks again to David Foral for allowing us to share the “Stone Soup” mixtape to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!

Article By: Mike Patti

One Response to MP3 Leak of the Week: David Foral

  1. Dub Diezel says:

    How cool is “Stone Soup”? Almost reminds me of a Rush Progressive style track only of Dub flavor. Progressive meaning as it’s a lil over 26 minutes long. What’s also cool is, say you light a spliff and it’s gone by time this track finishes haha perfect Stone Soup for breakfast, lunch, and dinner my friends. Nice work David and crew that assisted him. I like Ghost Dub section etc… I love reggae rock though I find myself playing a lot more hard rock and metal lately especially due to the people I jam with, but I put down my PRS tuned in Drop B to pick up my Strat or Les Paul and will bust out some Sublime influenced sounds with my own twist on it and they end up digging it. As a matter of fact some of the material I’m currently working on, I guess you could compare it to Bad Brains, meets JBB Dub, meets Soulfly, meets Sevendust, meets Long Beach Dub All-Stars, meets Pharcyde, meets Korn’s first album, meets Sublime, 311, and Rancid, meets Lee Scratch Perry. Hahaha I know that’s a pretty unique crazy blend. It may even sound retarded to some of you too reading that haha, and I’m just using some of those bands I mentioned as example as far as sound, but I know exactly what these guys are talking about in this interview and their passion. I love making beats, different hip-hop drum tracks meets metal drumming to Reggae/Ska chucks to trying to solo like Mark Tremonti haha. I’m attempting to try and create stuff that nobody would expect. Sure some of these bands I’ve mention such as Soulfly who are heavily influenced by Bad Brains, have mixed the metal and thrash with reggae. Sublime we already know what they did. They pretty much created a new genre of music, and partly why we even have a Pier.Org because of the bands such as Sublime. So many artists have incorporated and mixed so many genres of music, it’s almost becoming the norm now. Now we have this dubstep type stuff also. I have friends in Nonpoints band camp in Ft. Laudy who think I may be on to something very cool, but I have to work a real job and so my music playing and making is unfortunately just for hobby and drinking free beers when gigging at bars along the beaches of FLA. I wish I had all day to sit at a mixing board and computer creating sounds for bands, mixing and creating my own stuff. My last few weekends has seen me doing nothing but sitting in my personal lil homemade studio playing with pro-tools etc… I would luv an opportunity to work with someone such as Dirty Heads Bassist David Foral who created Stone Soup. I think he may get a kick out of some of my demo’s but I’m sure he gets people everyday with that claim haha. I need to work with someone in a reggae rock group that’s as diverse as The Dirty Heads. We’ve seen how they make no two albums sound a like and that’s dope. Maybe not to everybody who like hearing the same stuff from bands over and over again. I like creating ambient dub noises, sounds, with a sic distorted riff over it. With some stuff that may almost start to sound as if a negative head banging lead singer is about to take vocals, when actually it has the positivity of bands such as 311. Dub Unique. I believe The Pier is still offering in their FREE MP3 section a dub track by the Dirty Heads titles “Hangover Dub”. For those of you who do not have that, go download it! Haha yes named after The Hangover movie with some trippy audio clips from the film. Haha that’s what I’m talking about! New unique creations that sound sic. I was definitely stoked the first time The Pier posted that for us to download and I heard it for the first time. I think that track is like 5 years old or more actually. Anyway, thanks for the mixtape David and The pier family. Keep rockn. \m/

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