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First Listen: Fiji – Come On Over feat. PAPA

Fiji is one of the godfathers of Pacific Island music, who has released Polynesian musical anthems since the mid 90’s. Originally from Fiji, but a Hawaiian resident since he was 14, Fiji’s influence on some of the biggest musicians coming out of the Pacific like J Boog, Common… Read More

First Listen: Alborosie ft. Raging Fyah – The Unforgiven

Maybe it’s just a musician thing in general, but certainly throughout the progressive roots scene there is a distinct affinity for classic metal amongst the singers and players. And few metal bands have a more household name than Metallica.

Today Rootfire premieres a moving rendition of Metallica’s “The Unforgiven” by Italian-born roots artist Alborosie,… Read More

First Listen: Jah Sun – Between The Lines

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Jah Sun got his start in music as a teenage hip-hop/rap artist in the Austin, TX area. Although he had achieved moderate success, bad decisions while growing up immersed in street culture had led to numerous run-ins with the law, and at the age of… Read More

Rootfire World Premiere: Collie Buddz “Prescription”

Collie Buddz’ rabid international fan base has been begging for the dance hall sensation’s first full album release since his 2007 self-titled debut and while they’ll have to continue waiting for now, his latest single, “Prescription,” released today to select media sources, is another sure-fire dance hall classic that… Read More

Rootfire World Premiere: Through The Roots “Bear With Me”

“Patience my friend. The key is just time,” sings Eric Rachmany on Through The Roots’ newest single “Bear With Me”.  The electro-roots track is a collaboration between Through The Roots, Eric Rachmany of Rebelution, and Oahu’s freshest production trio Live Animaux (JP Kennedy, Leslie Ludiazo, Christian Mochizuki).… Read More