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
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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
“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
It’s hard to know how to begin talking about a band like Midnite. Even the usually all-encompassing label of “band” feels like an inadequate way to describe the phenomenon of this groundbreaking St. Croix roots unit. So much of the way they operate falls outside of the normal… 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
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
Marking the 40th anniversary of their debut album, Steel Pulse has never wavered in a career long commitment to better mankind through reggae music. This summer’s expansive, co-headlining tour with Ziggy Marley, has truly served to excite, elevate, and entertain fans… Read More