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VINYL BOX SET GIVEAWAY: Down In Jamaica – 40 Years of VP Records

*excerpts of this article originally published in The Sunday Gleaner by Yasmine Peru

The Reggae Podclash is giving away the Vinyl Box Set Down In Jamaica: 40 Years of VP Records

Four decades of the evolution of the music that has been dubbed ‘the heartbeat of the people’ have been chronicled by VP Records in a box set so exquisite that noted reggae historian and author Roger Steffens has called it “the most extraordinary project in reggae history”.Read More

First Watch: Trevor Hall – “My God”

Rootfire favorite Trevor Hall, who appeared on HIRIE’s Wandering Soul, the #1 Billboard Reggae album released Rootfire Cooperative in 2016, has a new album out tomorrow called IN AND THROUGH THE BODY. Rootfire is pleased to premiere the official Meditation video for “My God.” Trevor’s meditations are a perfect video accompaniment while you listen to his newest song, which is leaving us in a positive trance in a way only Trevor can.… Read More

First Listen: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – “Stop Fighting (Memorial Dub)”

Rootfire · Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – Memorial Dub

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad embodies my favorite elements of reggae music; uplifting melodies, wicked basslines prominent in the mix, soulful singing, analog instrumentation and production and, above all, conscious lyrics that call out bullshit politricks, deride injustice and ultimately offer hope for a better world. Read More