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Vinyl Giveaway: Piper Street Sound x Andy Bassford “Black Eyed Dub”

Win a copy of Piper Street Sound x Andy Bassford’s “Black Eyed Dub”, courtesy of Piper Street Sound. giveaway-piper-street-sound-x-andy-bassford-black-eyed-dub">Enter below!

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Atlanta, GA – Piper Street Sound, the Atlanta based producer aka Matt Mansfield, has revisited his 2021 release Black Eyed Peace with a remix EP aptly named Black Eye Dub.… giveaway-black-eyed-dub/" class="read-more">Read More

Vinyl Giveaway: Fred Locks’ “Black Star Liner” LP

Win a copy of Fred Locks’ “Black Star Liner” LP, courtesy of VP Records. giveaway-fred-locks-black-star-liner-vinyl-lp">Enter below!

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Fred Locks’ 1976 LP Black Star Liner sits on any short list of classics from reggae’s golden era of the 1970s. The LP, available in print again on February 9, 2024 in a newly remastered edition, evokes the earnest vision of repatriation that Marcus Garvey articulated and attempted to actualize a century ago.… giveaway-fred-locks-black-star-liner-lp/" class="read-more">Read More

Vinyl Giveaway: Prince Fatty’s “Prince Fatty Meets The Gorgon In Dub” LP

Recording engineer and producer Prince Fatty (Mike Pelanconi) revisited the vintage Bunny Striker Lee reggae catalog and came up with new dub mixes and edits of 10 classic roots reggae tracks, originally voiced by Linval Thompson, Horace Andy, Cornel Campbell, Leroy Smart, Don Carlos and other luminaries from the golden era of reggae.… giveaway-prince-fatty-meets-the-gorgon-in-dub/" class="read-more">Read More

Vinyl Giveaway: Crazy Baldhead – “No Fun” + “Love on Loop”

Crazy Baldhead aka Agent Jay, guitarist from The Slackers, is at it again, releasing a double A-sided vinyl featuring two different singers on his indie label, Old Neighborhood.

On the  A-side, Crazy Baldhead brings us back to the late 60s/early 70s with a ska-tinged cover of The Stooges classic tune, “No Fun.” … giveaway-crazy-baldhead-no-fun-love-on-loop/" class="read-more">Read More

Vinyl Giveaway: Gregory Isaacs’ “Rebirth Of The Cool Ruler” Vinyl LP

Win a vinyl copy of Rebirth Of The Cool Ruler, a 15-track excursion into the late reggae singer Gregory Isaacs’ late 80s/early 90s catalog with producer King Jammy, featuring a host of top contemporary artists singing alongside the ‘Cool Ruler.’

Feature artists include Shaggy, Sean Paul, Bounty Killer, Junior Reid, Chaka Demus, Alborosie, Bunny General, and Ras Shiloh and current artists Jesse Royal, Projexx, Aza Lineage, Ras Demo, Brandon The Messenjah, Claire Angel, and Flinix.Read More

First Listen Premiere + Vinyl Giveaway: The Slackers – “Kill You”

I want to kill you, but I’m not allowed, at least not right now

I want to kill you, so you’d best watch out when the shit goes down

– The Slackers “Kill You”

 

In March of 2022, Rootfire premiered a track titled “Hanging On”  from The Slackers then forthcoming album, Don’t Let the Sunlight Fool Ya, one of their finest from an impressive catalog that spans over thirty years.… Read More