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Vinyl Giveaway: The Appetizers “Listen Up!” 10-Track LP

Win a copy of The Appetizers’ “Listen Up!” 10-Track LP, releasing October 7, 2022 courtesy of Badasonic Records. Enter below.

The Appetizers naturally came along from a collective of fine reggae musicians and avid collectors based around Milan, Italy. Born from the ashes of previous projects, the core of the band already had a solid musical connection, the desire to play authentic Jamaican music, and a handful of ideas which would then evolve to become their first recording effort “Listen Up!”.… Read More


The artist/producer/multi-instrumentalist has been Billboard’s top-selling artist in the reggae category for three years running.

With a distinctive sound developed through tireless attention to musicality and artistry, Stick Figure has redefined American reggae music with his latest album, Wisdom, released today.… Read More

Album Showcase: Iya Terra – “Ease & Grace”

Editor’s Note: This interview was conducted and article written in January 2022 but Rootfire decided to publish it in celebration of the one year anniversary of the release of Ease & Grace.

According to Spotify, my primary streaming platform of choice, my most listened-to artist of 2021 was Iya Terra, due mainly to last summer’s release, Ease & Grace, which naturally followed suit as my most streamed album of the year.… Read More

First Listen: Wailing Souls – Fire House Rock (Prince Jammy 12-inch Mix) + Liner Notes

Rootfire · Fire House Rock (Prince Jammy 12-Inch Mix)

 Photo Credit: George Williams

As Greensleeves Records (VP Music Group) celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2022, VP brings back a classic 1981 Greensleeves title, Wailing Souls’ Fire House Rock. Remastered in high definition and packaged in a deluxe gatefold for Record Store Day Drop 2, June 18th, 2022, the original LP is augmented by a 12-inch single of alternate extended mixes, including two from the legendary Prince Jammy.… Read More