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First Listen: Collie Buddz – Legal Now

Tomorrow is 4/20, the internationally renowned holiday commemorating all things cannabis. Today we’re getting the festivities started early with the world premiere of Collie Buddz timely new single, “Legal Now.” Produced by Mr. Buddz himself and recorded at Niko’s House Studios in Florida, this latest ganja anthem follows in the footsteps of previous releases like “Come Around” and “Sensimillia” from the Bermuda based artist.… Read More

First Listen: Signal Fire – Conquering Lion ft. Kenyatta Hill

Back in October, Rootfire premiered  the track “Lift Up,” from Wilmington, NC’s Signal Fire. Last month, we featured a Throwback Thursday article about the Jamaican roots reggae vanguards, Culture.

What do these two bands have in common? For one, Signal Fire keyboardist, Carl Blackmon, has toured with Culture and is a friend of Kenyatta Hill, the son of the late Joseph Hill, founder and lead singer of the band.Read More

Reggae Rise Up Returns To Utah: Full Lineup Announced

photo credit: Jess Bernstein Photography

Reggae Rise Up is returning to Heber, Utah, providing three days of music, good vibes and community over the weekend of August 24-26 at River’s Edge Campground. With a reputation for expertly curated events, the announcement of the full line up lives up to the buzz, with headliners Rebelution, Atmosphere and SOJA closing out Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively.… Read More

First Watch: The Simpkin Project – Meditation

There are many reasons to be excited for 4/20, the counterculture “holiday” recognized internationally as a day to celebrate the consumption of cannabis, or as we refer to it in our household, the “High Holy Holiday.” Surely many Rootfire readers have plans locked down for this festive occasion, including multiple options for attending live music performances with their buds.Read More

First Listen: Bumpin Uglies – Beast From The East (Full Album Premiere)

There’s a lot of talk these days about what’s right and what’s wrong. Acceptable behavior and political correctness often take the spotlight from the core issues that actually make a difference in people’s day-to-day lives. The ’90’s cult classic film PCU comes to mind, though be it an intentionally over-the-top display, of what we sacrifice in the name of not offending those around us.… Read More

Youth Airwaves: WYOB Radio

Nowadays, with the Amazon Echo, Google Home and other smart speakers, people can access music without even having to get up off of the couch. Digital technology revolutionized the distribution of music while wireless capability transformed the way we listen to it, creating a new world of endless possibilities and incredible ease for music fans.  Read More

First Listen: Brother Jerome – Soul Shine

Arpeggiated guitar and chords steeped in tremolo introduce us to the debut full-length album, Progress, by Northern New Jersey-based Brother Jerome. But it doesn’t take long before this swelling intro gives way to the tight rock-reggae coupled with melodic horns that is distinctive of this young band’s brand of music.Read More