Long Beach, CA-based pop-reggae outfit 4th & Orange delivers a slice of California coastline to your
speakers. Co-founded by longtime friends Garrett Douglas and Chris “DJ Irey” Garcia, the two merge
inspiration from hometown heroes, Sublime, with their own individual style to craft 4th & Orange’s
specialized California-pop reggae sound. In Long Beach, the corner of 4th Street and Orange Avenue
represents the place where Douglas’ and DJ Irey’s tumultuous, dark pasts opened the door to shed light
on their future. It’s where the veil of self-doubt lifted and they harnessed previous hardships to
transform them into self-reliance.
Douglas and DJ Irey’s friendship began during high school, where they found solace in music against the
troubled background of both their home lives. Eventually they parted ways to forge their own paths in
the music industry, Douglas moving on under the moniker Beach Boy and becoming a songwriter, and DJ
Irey moving on as a successful producer. When their paths crossed again in early 2019, they took their
decade of industry experience and put their creative energy into a project all their own.
“The goal of our music is to bring light to others in dark situations,” says Douglas. “Both Irey and I came
from a rough past, but that’s how we connected and created 4th & Orange. Our music reminds others
that in the dark you can be the light.”
The debut single from the SoCal group,“Girl Next Door,” brings their quintessential reggae-pop vibe poolside as it’s dropped just in time for summer. The track perfectly showcases Douglas and DJ Irey’s storytelling type of songwriting - bringing life to relatable circumstances. The track was co-produced by DJ Flict (Sublime with Rome, Wiz Khalifa, Lauryn Hill) and Mark Pell (Magic!, Chris Brown, J Cole). They’ve since released new tracks “No More Favors” , “Junky” , and “Only You” , with more to come throughout 2020.