What better way to spend a tuesday than by celebrating the proliferation of reggae music! Each week over the summer we will be releasing homegrown original rootfire literature for the engaged reggae reader. While we here at Rootfire recommend daily reggae ingestion of multiple forms, we look forward to the weekly head hang as we meditate about our life around the one-drop.… Read More
Last week my good friend Seth Herman – Rootfire Kung-Fu Master – asked me if I would like to contribute a weekly Futbol and Music column for the Rootfire Summer Camp Blog. Heck Yes, I Said! I am thrilled in being asked to contribute to the Rootfire Fellowship, and am very excited to write about my two favorite things on Earth: Music and Futbol.… Read More
Every Monday Evil Vince comes at you direct from Chicago with his schedule of must-see Futbol Matches. Roots Music will be discussed as well, providing a soundtrack accompaniment for #TheBeautifulGame.
The series is part of Rootfire Summer Camp and kicks of Monday June 17, 2013.… Read More
THIS SESSION IS VITAL
By Dylan Savage, guitarist-vocalist in Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
One of the first records that introduced me to the reggae sounds of Jamaica was the classic 1987 Bunny Wailer album “Rootsman Skanking.” This record is a must for all lovers of classic roots reggae.… Read More
I was a casual reggae fan in high school. It wasn’t until college that I got more actively interested in and passionate about reggae music. At some point during my lengthy stay at University of Delaware, I became friends with a grad student named Louie White.… Read More
How it works:
Artists are proud of their music and hope that people hear it. The musician, manager, publicist, or fan may walk up to another artist, tap them on the shoulder and say “This is my friends band, you have to check it out, it sounds like you guys mixed with XXX, but with a little more reverb”.… Read More
Mixtape 004 – The Road To California curated and mixed by Alific
(0:00) The Beautiful Girls – Weight Of The World iTunes
(0:13) Seeed – Wonderful Life iTunes
(3:35) Led Zeppelin – Going To California iTunes
(3:30) Nightmares On Wax – 70’s-80’s iTunes
(8:59) Saadi – Below The Waist iTunes
(10:46) Bushman – N2 *Unreleased iTunes
(14:11) John Brown’s Body – Old John Brown iTunes
(19:29) 10 Ft.… Read More
Before departing for a tour in Europe, I gave The Black Seeds Rootfire t-shirts as farewell gifts. A few weeks later a student in Germany saw one of the band members wearing the shirt in Munich and wrote me an email asking if I would send him one.… Read More
“The reggae/rock genre has been encouraging of my [photography] efforts, and my level of comfort with many bands has reached the point where I consider many my big brothers. My time with them has enabled me to build a hearty
photography portfolio, which has led to other artistic opportunities including a spot on the Warped Tour (2011-2013)”. … Read More
The music video for the single Push On Thru features a 1993 Saab 900 cruising on snowy rural roads in the New Zealand countryside. Listen to album + watch.
I could relate to the way the video showed winter’s sky, farm animals on dirt roads, and music blasting out rolled down windows down with the heat turned up.… Read More
Canadian producer iLL Gates gives an inspiring talk about how to start and finish your recording projects. He shares his thoughts on productive habits including journal writing, drinking coffee, and why you should ditch the latest software in favor of a pen, piece of paper, and pair of scissors. … Read More
I was in love with Saadi’s EP Take It Easy way half way through the second song.
I first heard Saadi during a Rootmusic training video showcasing promotional features for the popular facebook bandpage.
A few days later Erin (my girlfriend, roommate, lover) and I invited friends to our apartment for a listening party.… Read More