Reggae Release Radar is Rootfire’s weekly list of new reggae releases (albums/singles/EP’s) from independent artists and prominent labels alike. RRR is open to all artists regardless of size or status and provides an opportunity for up-and-coming artists to be included alongside globally recognized headliners.… Read More
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Rootfire is giving away a pair of 3-day VIP passes to Cali Vibes Festival 2022.
For more than half a century reggae music has radiated out from Jamaica, thriving in niche communities from Tokyo to Los Angeles and beyond. This February reggae music in America will take a significant step… Read More
In the late eighties and early nineties, if you wanted reggae music, it was probably coming from RAS Records, straight out of Washington D.C. They had a mail-order catalog (pre-internet) and served as publisher for a lot of the famous acts coming out of Jamaica at the time. … Read More
Win a copy of Keith Hudson‘s Flesh Of My Skin vinyl LP, courtesy of VP Records. On October 22nd, 2021, VP Music Group reissues reggae singer and producer Keith Hudson’s obscure and edgy masterpiece, Flesh Of My Skin, Blood Of My Blood on vinyl and CD, and for the… Read More
The two giants of French Reggae, Naâman and Dub Inc, come together for an upbeat track that speaks to the soul. A song about following your heart, rather than your voice of reason, it leaves us wanting more from the iconic duo.… Read More
Shot and directed by Sameel “Samo” Kush-I Johnson, on location in Jamaica, WI. “I Become Light” is a livication to Andrew “Drew Keys” Stoch. May his spirit live on through his music.
Emerging singer songwriter, Brown Bones hits on the nerve of painful losses, peaceful passages, twilight battles and passionate… Read More
The following notes accompany the 40th anniversary reissue of Wailing, available in Europe on July 17, 2021 (Record Store Day) and in the US on November 26 (Black Friday).
2021 marks the 40th anniversary of two Wailing Souls LPs, one iconic and one comparatively obscure.… Read More
The extended lockdown that most of the nation endured due to the COVID-19 pandemic created a serious amount of angst for people. Beyond the tragedy… Read More