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Win a copy of King Tubby’s “The Roots Of Dub” and “Dub From The Roots” Vinyl LPs courtesy of Greensleeves Records in association with Grogon Music. Enter below.
The sound of dubs mixed by King Tubby (Osbourne Ruddock) in Jamaica in the early to mid-1970s has long been the stuff of legend in reggae.… Read More
Hailing from Washington D.C., this next artist we had the privilege to interview, Ras Lidj, represents his area well. Blending the sounds of roots reggae and the go-go music that his hometown is known for, he has created his own infectious sound called Regg’Go.… Read More
One of the highlights of the 2023 global music festival scene is the return of the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, June 16th-18th in Boonville in Northern California’s Mendocino County. The festival was last staged in 2018 but was indefinitely suspended due to the extended illness of founder and organizer Warren Smith, who passed away in January 2021.… Read More
Reggae music was born out of suffering and rebellion and has long been an agent for social commentary and change, but even warriors for progress and equality need to take a break from fighting the good fight every now and then.… Read More
I first started working with Rootfire about 7 years ago when founder Seth Herman had recruited me as a writer. I always thoroughly enjoyed conversing with Seth about reggae because he had such a vast knowledge of modern American reggae and endless personal connections to the artists and industry people alike.… Read More
Win a copy of Alborosie’s “Destiny” vinyl LP courtesy of VP Records. Enter below.
Reggae recording artist Alborosie announces his new album Destiny which will be released on the 26th of May via Greensleeves Records, VP Records and Shengen Entertainment. The album stays true to the artist’s signature sound, a blend of authentic Roots Rock Reggae and Dub with supreme songwriting skills and lyrical prowess.… Read More
Around the turn of the century, my buddy opened a burrito shop at the end of my block in Montclair, NJ, called One Phunky Burrito Joint. I ate there multiple times a week. The place had snowboards and skateboards fashioned into tables and counters and great tunes always pulsating from the sound system, including a lot of reggae music courtesy of yours truly.… Read More
I have always admired Rootfire as an incubator for up-and-coming reggae artists, and now that I am contributing to the efforts, I am thrilled to write about Sons of Paradise, a band that I have been following for several years and have always thought was underrated and underexposed.… Read More