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First Watch: The Ellameno Beat – “Jump the Gun”

To make waves within the “surf roots” or modern American reggae scene, up-and-coming artists need to command attention by setting themselves apart from the rest. Popular acts like Stick Figure and Tribal seeds, along with notable bands that have come on strong in recent years like The Movement, Iya… Read More

The Rootfire community is open to all artists in the greater world of reggae music, progressive roots, dancehall, and more. Click on the profiles below to learn about artists, their teams, discographies and more. If you are an artist and would like a Rootfire profile, you can… Read More

First Listen: Jonathan Emile – “Savanna”

“Savanna” is the new single from Jamaican-Canadian artist Jonathan Emile, off his upcoming album Spaces-In-Between (January 24 – Mindpeacelove / Tuff Gong International). The single drops this Friday.

Based in Montreal, Emile is a rapper, singer, producer, activist, and cancer survivor. … Read More

Two On The Mic: “Pachyman in Dub”

For this third edition of  “Two On The Mic,” I got on the phone with my very good friend Pachy Garcia, who has recently released an insanely good Dub record entitled “Pachyman In Dub.”

This was a special interview for me and one that I was really happy to do.… Read More