Slightly Stoopid – If You Want It

LEFT TO RIGHT: Miles Doughty (vocals/guitar/bass), Oguer ÒOGÓ Ocon (percussion/harp), DeLa (saxophone), C-Money (trumpet/keys), Kyle McDonald (vocals/guitars/bass), Ryan ÒRyMoÓ Moran (drums)

Ana Lee here with my DJ pick of the week. I keep finding myself listening to Slightly Stoopid‘s new song with a smile on my face, and I think we could all use a bit of that joy. The band describes themselves as “a fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, funk, metal and punk,” but I think they left out jazz, country and polka! Check out “If You Want It” off their new album Everyday Life, Everyday People and let us know what you think!

An eclectic band when it comes to musical styles as well as collaborations, Slightly Stoopid, now in their second decade of making music, continues to manufacture an energizing and multifaceted sound that has been described as “a spiritual bath of positive party energy.”

The Ocean Beach, California-based band formed by multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty has matured into a versatile musical ensemble consisting of drummer Ryan “Rymo” Moran; percussionist Oguer “OG” Ocon; saxophonist Daniel “Dela” Delacruz; keyboardist Paul Wolstencroft; trumpet and trombone player Andy Geib, and an arsenal of guests that frequent the stage, most notably Karl Denson (Rolling Stones/Greyboy Allstars), Don Carlos, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) and Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band).