Taking a look at the current political and cultural climate across the world it becomes clear that there is no shortage of battles to be fought. The money machine is turning profits for the few more efficiently than ever, and there has never been a greater… Read More
Rootfire Editor Brian Nelson a.k.a. Red Ninja is passionate about making music, making friends, experiencing life and living to tell the tale. Whether dropping heavy dub beats, cruising untouched Rocky Mountain powder, or talking shop about the music biz, Nelson’s approach is pure ninja.
With her new album Vessel of Love dropping today on Merge Records, Hollie Cook once again presents to the world a fresh dose of her distinctive brand of reggae-infused tropical pop. Working with producer Martin ‘Youth’ Glover, Cook’s third full length album delivers with deep, stratified arrangements showcasing the… Read More
The heartbeat. It’s our first sense of rhythm, of life. The universal pulse connecting all of humanity through the link of vitality. It is this connection to lifeforce that is at the root of Nyabinghi, the oldest order of the Rastafarian faith, widely known for… Read More
Coming off the success of 2016’s Billboard Reggae Chart topper Golden released on the Rootfire Cooperative, The Movement is back with their first single of 2018, “Cool Me Down.” Contrary to its title, this slow-burner from the South Carolina reggae-rockers… Read More
As I stepped off the plane in Rochester, NY on December 30, I was greeted by two baggage handlers declaring with a smile, “Welcome to sunny Rochester. Please enjoy our white sandy beaches.” This, of course, was in reference to the snow that had been falling, and would… Read More
For many out there within the reggae scene California Roots Music and Arts Festival a.k.a. Cali Roots is the primo event of the year. Featuring an arsenal of the genre’s top headliners plus the most promising up and coming talent, Cali Roots spreads across three days and… Read More
In our current time, being a functioning, present act takes a meticulous attention to a wide spectrum of details. Modern studio production, a tight engaging live show, sharp branding, and a prolific frontman are a good start, but the bottom line is quality.… Read… Read More