Mike Love announces collaborative project with Rising Tide, a California-based collective that features original core members of the internationally renowned Groundation.
“This project has been a long time in the making. Back in 2013, I did my first mainland tour with my sister Paula Fuga, opening for my favorite band, Groundation.… Read More
Rootfire is giving away a pair of 3-day VIP passes to Cali Vibes Festival 2022.
For more than half a century reggae music has radiated out from Jamaica, thriving in niche communities from Tokyo to Los Angeles and beyond. This February reggae music in America will take a significant step from the shadows toward the spotlight, with the California Vibrations Festival, in Long Beach, CA, February 4-6, 2022.… Read More
Reggae music entered into the scene right on time. Not a moment too late, but always on the edge of the next generation. Still in its infancy in the context of its greatness, we have now had some decades to reflect on and see seeds of Reggae music and Rastafari that were sown blossom into stalks, joining the diverse ecosystem powering modern airwaves and global massives.… Read More
On October 22nd, 2021, VP Records reissues Keith Hudson’s obscure and edgy masterpiece, Flesh Of My Skin, Blood Of My Blood on vinyl and CD, and for the first time, on digital streaming platforms. The recent passing of the massively influential and well-known producer Lee “Scratch” Perry is the perfect time to reflect on his most comparable peer, Keith Hudson, who died before his time in 1984 but with a wildly creative legacy during reggae’s golden era.… Read More
For many years the American reggae scene has been developing in a relatively small corner of the music industry. That’s beginning to change…
Yesterday’s announcement of Cali Vibes Festival, presented by Goldenvoice (founders of the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals), was absolutely jaw-dropping.… Read More
Showcase Vol. 1, by Lone Ark meets The 18th Parallel, was released through Fruits Records September 3rd, 2021 on LP, CD, and digital.
Good God. So much history of reggae’s sound and goodness packed into six tunes and their five dub counterparts that it will bounce right back outta your rubber soul at a greater force than which it entered – launching a secret weapon of roots and dub vibration to heal all across the falsely drawn lines of so-called nations.… Read More
Shot and directed by Sameel “Samo” Kush-I Johnson, on location in Jamaica, WI. “I Become Light” is a livication to Andrew “Drew Keys” Stoch. May his spirit live on through his music.
Emerging singer songwriter, Brown Bones hits on the nerve of painful losses, peaceful passages, twilight battles and passionate swells on his forthcoming self titled debut album.… Read More