DJ Kayla Kush got started as a radio DJ on KZSC-Santa Cruz in 2008. In 2010, after moving to Madison, she began hosting U DUB, a weekly roots reggae radio show on WSUM. She has been playing gigs consistently at music venues, events, and festivals since 2012… Read More
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The single “Reggae Juntinho” celebrates an incredible musical partnership. The band Vibrações from Brazil joins the legendary Jamaican Clinton Fearon, one of the founding members of The Gladiators and Lucas Kastrup, drummer for Ponto de Equilíbrio.
Kastrup’s original composition made a trip to Seattle and Maceió, cities where… Read More
There is an online petition circulating with the goal of getting Toots Hibbert inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This is a no-brainer and needs to happen.
Toots Hibbert is one of the undisputed pillars of Jamaican Music.… Read More
Gramps Morgan is one of the GREAT voices in modern music. When Mr. Morgan sings, the people listen. And when the song he sings carries a powerful message of hope and validation, as is the case with his new single and video “People Like You,” everyone within earshot takes a deep breath… Read More
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
Last week, Los Angeles, CA roots-reggae champions Arise Roots released “Come And Get It,” the lead single from their eagerly anticipated new album dropping early next year on Ineffable Music. Aside from being a killer tune in its own right (always the case regarding new music from… Read More
As the US reggae scene evolves over time, there are some major forces at play, shaping the scene and helping get this music in front of more people who will love it.
I’ve been a fan of Pressure since the first time I heard him on the tune “Jah In Dem,” a collaboration with Vaughn Benjamin (Midnite/Akae Beka) from the 2003 Midnite Branch-I album Geoman. Shortly after, I saw him perform live at Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (2005 I believe?)… Read More