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First Listen: TreeHouse! – “Culture Shock (feat. James Begin of Tropidelic)”

I woke up in the middle of the night recently to find not one, not two, but all three of my cats leaning against me. I stayed awake only long enough to try to gently rearrange myself (so as not to disturb the cats, of course) into a more comfortable position, but in those fleeting moments, Treehouse!’s new song, “Culture Shock,” suddenly started playing in my mind.… Read More

Ticket Giveaway: Reggae Rise Up – Florida 2020

Rootfire is giving away a pair of weekend general admission passes to Reggae Rise Up – Florida, taking place March 20 – 22, 2020.

One of the best festivals of the year, the 2020 lineup includes Damian MarleySlightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, Nakho & Medicine For The PeopleSoja, IrationMatisyahu, Protoje, Collie Buddz, Fortunate Youth, Hirie, The Movement, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Keznamdi, Jesse Royal, Groundation, Badfish, The Elovaters, Dubbest, Landon McNamara, Ries Brothers and more!… Read More

First Watch: The Loving Paupers – “Don’t Care”

For many people, Valentine’s Day seems to be a polarizing date on the calendar. Those in the throws of sizzling romances and stellar long-term relationships tend to welcome this Hallmark holiday as a prompt to celebrate their love, yet single people often reject it with bitterness, perhaps a harsh reminder of past wrongs, bad decisions and ongoing frustration in finding the perfect partner.… Read More

First Listen: Pachyman – “At 333 House”

A few months back, Rootfire published an interview with Pachyman, the L.A. based Puerto Rican riddim and dub master. At the time, Pachyman had just burst onto the scene in strong-strong fashion with his debut full-length dub record “Pachyman In Dub,” a critically acclaimed instant classic on which Pachy played all the instruments, wrote all the music, and mixed all the dubs himself.… Read More