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
Bass player and songwriter for Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, James feels, plays and lives the music. Lucky for us he also has the knack for remembering what happened and writing it down in his own voice.
The Movement and Clinton Fearon debut their new collab single “Mountain,” today on Rootfire. Produced by Johnny Cosmic and Matt Goodwin. Listen to it here first!
Climbing a mountain is one of those things that some people do for fun while other people wonder why.… Read More
A variety of Caribbean music has burst through US airwaves in recent years. Salsa, Mirengue, Reggaeton, y mas!! But if you REALLY know what’s up, you know it’s SOCA time. You may already be whining your waist in the kitchen to the music of Kes.… Read More
The Irie out of AZ is taking it sweet and slow with a… Read More
The remix is my favorite art from. It’s no surprise that the very concept is a derivative from the Jamaican dub experience. Here we have Dub Apocalypse getting THE treatment from legendary long time associate Matt Saccuccimorano who mixed DA drummer Tommy Benedetti’s foundational American reggae group, John… Read More
HEAR ME NOW! Miami Cumbia-Dub Rockers Locos Por Juana are coming cool and correct in their new release “Children of the Light.” Celebrating reggae’s tradition of versions, this Grammy-nominated fusion group is playing on the Simply Red familiar favorite “Holding Back The Years” all the while tapping… Read More
Before the California reggae explosion, Boston was the swirling epicenter of a resurgent roots reggae movement pushing toward the future with the militancy and discipline required to be considered legit tuff-tune reggae based outside of Jamaica. John… Read More