With the exception of last summer when COVID cases relented in the Northeast… Read More
Ever since becoming deeply moved and then essentially obsessed with reggae music as a teenager, Dave has always strove to learn as much as possible about the history and culture of reggae music, Jamaica and Rastafari, the ideology and lifestyle intertwined with reggae. Over the years, he has interviewed many personalities throughout the reggae world including Ziggy Marley, Burning Spear, Lucky Dube, Bradley Nowell and many artists in the progressive roots scene. Dave has also written and published a novel, “The Cosmic Burrito,” a tale of two friends who drive across the USA in search of the ultimate burrito. He plays ice hockey weekly for a recreational team he founded and manages, Team Rasta. Reggae music has filled his life with a richness for which he will forever be grateful, and he gives thanks to musicians far and wide, past and present, whether they perform roots, dub, dancehall, skinhead, rocksteady or ska, whether their tools are analog or digital, as well as the producers, promoters, soundsystems, selectors and the reggae massive at large who comprise the international reggae community. You can follow Dave on Instagram at @rootsdude and Twitter at @ElCosmicBurrito.
A couple years ago, New York City area-based recording artist Alex Tea released the single “Gold Rush,” a wicked roots reggae number with a killer version remixed by sought-after studio engineer (and recording artist in his own right) Victor Rice.… Read More
Most parents will agree that children’s music can really get on their nerves. Having no kids of my own, I took an informal poll amongst my friends to get their opinions about the topic. I had assumed that listening to countless hours of juvenile recordings would frazzle… Read More
Let’s face it – for most, life is a struggle or, at the least, a grind. Even the most fortunate will inevitably face their share of troubles. Sometimes the human experience can seem a cruel hoax, the gift of consciousness a heavy burden as we move through life… Read More
The bittersweet Odyssey of Sublime is both a Cinderella story and a tragedy.
Fusing ska, dub, roots and dancehall reggae, punk, hip-hop and even heavy metal and acoustic-folk, the Long Beach trio incorporated disparate… Read More
The Autos is comprised of Ian Gastl, Nick Wimer, Taylor Kaufman and Pancho Tranmer. Mixed by Ian Gastl, and mastered by Danny… Read More