A chat with Kings and Comrades

After much anticipation, Philadelphia’s Kings and Comrades released their first full-length album Get Away, on February 17th, 2015.  Lead by guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Jeff McCaughey, the band began with only two members but are now equipped with a full ensemble including Frank Rein and Rick Rein on the horns.  Kings and Comrades deliver lyrics […]

Valentines Day “I and I” Playlist volume 2

It’s that time of the year again and love is in the air, especially when you’ve got our annual Valentine’s Day playlist rocking your night away. As Fortunate Youth simply put it, “Love is the Most High,” which comes in all shapes and forms, so this year we’ve also included a dash of peace and […]

A look inside Iya Terra

Iya Terra is a roots, rock, reggae band from Los Angeles, California comprised of five members who together, deliver a unique sound with a positive message through their funky reggae music.  Their first self-titled EP was completed at Castaway 7 Studios with the help of award winning engineer and producer JP Hesser and was released […]

Interview with The Green’s Zion Thompson

We caught up with The Green’s guitarist/vocalist Zion Thompson during the last legs of the Count Me In tour with Rebelution, Iration, and Stick Figure in Berkeley, CA. Find out what it’s like to open up for superstar Bruno Mars, details on recent collaborations, and how they stay motivated. For more information about The Green, […]

420 Feeling Irie Playlist: 2014

There are many stories and myths surrounding the origin and significance of “420.”  Some say “420” derived from “The Grateful Dead” and others say it was a phrase coined and used by San Rafael, California high school students in the 1970’s as code for partaking in nature's amazing gift of marijuana.  Nothing compliments the sweet […]

“My Journey” new album release by I-Octane

Jamaican native and reggae star I-Octane releases his newest album, fittingly titled My Journey on March 4, 2014.  The full length 16-track album combines mellow, feel good rhythms and beats produced by Andre “DJ Frass” Gordon and smooth flowing vocals by I-Octane, which mesh together in perfect harmony to deliver a lyrically conscious and positive […]

Valentines Day “I and I” Playlist

The great poet Roy Croft once said, “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you”. Those of you who have loved at least once in your life know that this one statement holds especially true. Whether you’re celebrating with a new love, old love, […]

Arise Roots “Cool Me Down” music video featuring Hirie

Arise Roots, rising out of Los Angeles, Californa and known for their unique roots reggae sound just released an official music video for their single “Cool Me Down” featuring the beautiful rising reggae star Hirie. Arise Roots released their first full studio album February of 2013 titled Move Forward and has since shared the stage […]

“Loose Control” music video from The Simpkin Project

The Simpkin Project, accurately described as “a multi-faceted blend of reggae and Americana” released their official music video for their track “Loose Control” from their latest single. The group is currently on tour with The Expanders and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad in their west coast “In Roots We Trust” tour. “We love reggae music […]