A few months back, Rootfire published an interview with Pachyman, the L.A. based Puerto Rican riddim and dub master. At the time, Pachyman had just burst onto the scene in strong-strong fashion with his debut full-length dub record “Pachyman In Dub,” a critically acclaimed instant classic on which… Read More
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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.
“A corrupted man’s heart is the ghetto.… Read More
In a vast sea of modern reggae, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad stands out to me as something truly special. This upstate New York based roots-music band has gone through many eras and phases, eternally reinventing themselves again and again. And being from the Northeast corner of… Read More
In honor of the recent Best Reggae Album Grammy nomination of the new Steel Pulse album “Mass Manipulation” released on Rootfire Cooperative, this Rare Record Showcase focuses on my personal favorite Steel Pulse record, and in my opinion one of the most underrated records in Reggae, 1980’s… Read More