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Upstate NY is more than just Griselda!

Upstate NY is a musical Mecca known for originality. In all styles, original homegrown music prevails. Recently the burnt over region has shown a lot of light in the indie-gone-mainstream hip hop world. Songwriter/rapper/musician/film maker/activist I.am.Tru.Starr wants to remind folks, upstate NY is more than just Griselda!… Read More

Reggae Release Radar

Reggae Release Radar is Rootfire’s weekly list of new reggae releases (albums/singles/EP’s) from independent artists and prominent labels alike. RRR is open to all artists regardless of size or status and provides an opportunity for up and coming artists to be included alongside globally recognized headliners.… Read More

First Listen: Blanc du Blanc – “Traffic Signals Dub”

“When somebody’s wearing a mask, he’s gonna tell you the truth. When he’s not wearing a mask, it’s highly unlikely.” – Bob Dylan (from Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Thunder Revue)

Let’s take a moment to project into the (hopefully not too distant) future, where you find yourself basking in the hue of moonlight with a clear, close view of a stage.… Read More

VINYL BOX SET GIVEAWAY: Down In Jamaica – 40 Years of VP Records

*excerpts of this article originally published in The Sunday Gleaner by Yasmine Peru

The Reggae Podclash is giving away the Vinyl Box Set Down In Jamaica: 40 Years of VP Records

Four decades of the evolution of the music that has been dubbed ‘the heartbeat of the people’ have been chronicled by VP Records in a box set so exquisite that noted reggae historian and author Roger Steffens has called it “the most extraordinary project in reggae history”.Read More

First Watch: Trevor Hall – “My God”

Rootfire favorite Trevor Hall, who appeared on HIRIE’s Wandering Soul, the #1 Billboard Reggae album released Rootfire Cooperative in 2016, has a new album out tomorrow called IN AND THROUGH THE BODY. Rootfire is pleased to premiere the official Meditation video for “My God.” Trevor’s meditations are a perfect video accompaniment while you listen to his newest song, which is leaving us in a positive trance in a way only Trevor can.… Read More