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DJ Kayla Kush: “Who Are the Women in Reggae?”

DJ Kayla Kush got started as a radio DJ on KZSC-Santa Cruz in 2008. In 2010, after moving to Madison, she began hosting U DUB, a weekly roots reggae radio show on WSUM. She has been playing gigs consistently at music venues, events, and festivals since 2012 in addition to hosting her radio show every week.… Read More

Giveaway: Win a “Total Reggae” Box Set from the Reggae Podclash

The Reggae PodClash is giving away a “Total Reggae” CD Boxed Set courtesy of VP Records.

Contest ends Friday April 23 @ 11:59pm PT.

Winner will be notified via email from rootfire@rootfire.net. Due to shipping restrictions, we can only ship to addresses in the United States

Total Reggae was a VP compilation series created in 2008 to highlight VP and its acquisition of the storied Greensleeves Records catalog.… Read More

Keznamdi – City Lock (feat. Tory Lanez)

Excited to share the brand new visual for Keznamdi‘s song “City Lock” featuring Tory Lanez.  In the new video Kez & friends take us on a ride “getting love everywhere they go” from coast to coast as they travel and film in Los Angeles, CA and New York City, NY.… Read More

First Listen: The Freecoasters – “Get By”

Rootfire · The Freecoasters – “Get By’

The state of Florida is an estuary of sorts, of both climate and culture: a place where the freshwater-deep-South diffuses seamlessly into the saltwater-sub-tropics.

And so it’s only natural that this estuary of mangroves and mudflats would be the birthplace of The Freecoasters, a band who seamlessly diffuse the rhythm-and-blues musical traditions of the swampy American South in to the steamy, sun-drenched, tropical rhythms of Jamaican rocksteady and reggae.… Read More