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Vinyl Giveaway: The Appetizers “Listen Up!” 10-Track LP

Win a copy of The Appetizers’ “Listen Up!” 10-Track LP, releasing October 7, 2022 courtesy of Badasonic Records. Enter below.

The Appetizers naturally came along from a collective of fine reggae musicians and avid collectors based around Milan, Italy. Born from the ashes of previous projects, the core of the band already had a solid musical connection, the desire to play authentic Jamaican music, and a handful of ideas which would then evolve to become their first recording effort “Listen Up!”.

Entirely self-produced and recorded through the hard times of 2020 and finally published on wax by Badasonic Records, the LP features ten original tunes ranging from sweet Rocksteady (“Pick Up The Pieces”, “Wondering”, “Fancy Make Up”), to Funk/New Orleans inspired jams (“Dem Talk”, “The Message”, “Ol’ Louis”) and Early-Reggae scorchers (“Walk The Long Way”, “Pressure”, “Tears”). As a bonus, dub master Victor Rice kindly offered to put his own spin on the instrumental mix “Dub Fruit”.

Channeling the vibes from their Studio One, Treasure Isle, and classic Funk influences, the Appetizers flow through organ cuts with toasting on top, hypnotic guitar and clavinet grooves, and come back to the roots of Reggae riddims in a creative and stylistic mix of sounds and lyrics while delivering organic messages on themes such as heartbreaks, socially accepted rules and contradictions and perspectives on life and music.

For more on Badasonic Records, visit


Contest ends Friday October 7th @ 11:59pm PT.

Winner will be notified via email from [email protected]. Badasonic Records will ship to addresses across the globe. Winner may be responsible for import duties in your country if applicable.

Vinyl Giveaway: The Appetizers “Listen Up!” 10-Track LP

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Born and raised in the Gateway to the West, it was a cross-country road trip to Cali Roots 2018 with two of his buddies where Braden first discovered his love for reggae and the music industry. After completing the Entertainment Management program at Missouri State University, he began interning at Rootfire in 2021 and now assists with playlists, giveaways, editorial and more.

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