DJ Kayla Kush got started as a radio DJ on KZSC-Santa Cruz in 2008. In 2010, after moving to Madison, she began hosting U DUB, a weekly roots reggae radio show on WSUM. She has been playing gigs consistently at music venues, events, and festivals since 2012… Read More
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Cali Roots and Rootfire are honored to announce that their collaborative Center Stage with Reggae Icons project will feature reggae pioneer, Clinton Fearon, who is celebrating his 70th birthday on Wednesday, January 13th and will boast a month-long exploration of hisRead More
The remix is my favorite art from. It’s no surprise that the very concept is a derivative from the Jamaican dub experience. Here we have Dub Apocalypse getting THE treatment from legendary long time associate Matt Saccuccimorano who mixed DA drummer Tommy Benedetti’s foundational American reggae group, John… Read More
Last week, Los Angeles, CA roots-reggae champions Arise Roots released “Come And Get It,” the lead single from their eagerly anticipated new album dropping early next year on Ineffable Music. Aside from being a killer tune in its own right (always the case regarding new music from… Read More
Thank you to Carter Van Pelt for contributions to this list.
So many of Jamaica’s foundational artist are no longer here on Earth. All too frequently we read that another legendary singer, musician or producer has passed. When that happens, facebook timelines are flooded with tribute posts and YouTube clips… Read More
Rootfire’s “Rare Record Showcase” is a bi-monthly series dedicated to sharing top-quality Jamaican and Jamaican-inspired records of the past, that have heretofore unjustly existed under the radar of all but the most deep-diving music lovers.
I discovered this record late, about 15 years into my reggae obsession.… Read More
Imagine living in Jamaica during the birth of reggae music. Like a fire igniting, the island had its own sound, a product of the unique time and place, of all the circumstances that brought Jamaicans to where they were—overcoming unimaginable suffering, uniting in hope and reclaiming their… Read More