Black Market Sound System is a collaboration between members of various Los Angeles bands.
Sharing a deep love for reggae music, BMSS was an outlet for old friends to get together, jam and have fun playing music.
While in Broke Til Thursday, Sam Broke amassed a handful of ideas for reggae songs that he'd pieced together over the years.
Calling in long time friends Joey Balls on bass (Old Man Markley, Youth Brigade, Blue Collar Special) and drummer Jake Margolis (Madcap, Time Again, The Briggs),
Sam felt that Joey and Jake were just the guys that would truly help his vision take shape.
Once the trio started playing, there was a great energy and the songs immediately started to come to life.
The result was a melodic, feel good sound, with a splash of soul and contagiously danceable grooves.
After getting great feedback from playing a few house parties and shows, the group decided to head into Steady Studios and put the songs on wax.
Once again, Sam called in a favor... this time from friends Jesse Wagner and Jeff Roffredo of L.A. reggae heavyweights The Aggrolites who contributed back up vocals and harmonies.
Today, Joey is constantly touring and exciting new crowds with his band Old Man Markley, while Sam and Jake continue to devote their time to BMSS.
With a few new line up additions, upcoming releases, and a growing buzz, BMSS continues to spread their smooth, soulful sound and looks forward to playing live shows.
First pressing is limited to 300 copies.