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
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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
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
Rootfire’s “Rare Record Showcase” is a new 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.
For this second edition of the Rootfire “Rare Record Showcase,” I’ve chosen one of my favorite… Read More
Montana and the Pacific Northwest are in for a rare reggae treat, the kind that doesn’t come around every Sunday afternoon. Clinton Fearon and Kevin Kinsella have teamed up for a string of acoustic reggae shows in early April that will hit… Read More