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Kenny Nishikawa comments on new lo-fi EP & playing reggae

2021 is already shaping up to be a renaissance of sorts within the music industry! With the New Year comes spotlights on new music releases. Today we are highlighting lo-fi artist Kenny Nishikawa of San Jose, California. You may have seen Kenny rocking the bass for Vana Liya or maybe you’ve seen him behind the […]

Fia releases “Morning Time (Acoustic)” for lovers

Hawaiian reggae artist Fia slows down his recent dancehall jam “Morning Time (Awoia)” in this extra special acoustic rendition. The original version, released last year, garnered the island artist a spot on the Ineffable Records roster — no small feat for an aspiring singer-songwriter! With renewed warmth & staccato guitar, “Morning Time (Acoustic)” is straight […]

Meet SoCal reggae artist & scene advocate Rude Creation

San Diego, California has always been a hot spot for roots reggae and reggae rock music. From Slightly Stoopid to Big Mountain to Tribal Seeds, the city continues to proffer acts who have changed the course the reggae genre’s collective history. Yet, there are countless artists and bands that reside within the middle of the […]

Eddie Skuller teams with Victor Rice in “Rock On” cover

Eddie Skuller is coming in hot this new year with the release of his reggae/dub cover of David Essex’s 1973 classic “Rock On”. The two-song set was released on January 1st and is now available on all streaming platforms. The track was produced by Latin GRAMMY Award-winning engineer, musician, producer and dub master Victor Rice; […]

Mike Love breathes new life into “HeartBeat” single

Mike Love has re-released his 2014 track “HeartBeat” off the album Jah Will Never Leave I Alone, and all I can say is wow! This one will give you goosebumps. Having given it some TLC with a few added percussion instruments and a little bit stronger mixing and vocals, this track expresses Mike’s gratitude for […]

Katchafire’s Jordan Bell talks new tunes & tours

Drummers, with the exception of a few backline frontmen, rarely get enough love. Katchafire’s Jordan Bell likes to live a little differently. His family band, originally started by father Grenville Bell and alongside brother Logan Bell, has since grown to be a staple of New Zealand and roots reggae music altogether. Jordan Bell goes centerstage, […]

The Autos debut “Trespass”, feat. Elliot Martin of JBB

Denver collaborative collective The Autos share their debut recording “Trespass” today on all digital outlets, following the track’s New Year’s Day premiere on Rootfire. And, what a way to start the year! 2020 has brought many challenges for all, yet hindered most were those trying to make ends meet in the art, music and film […]

Parker Ainsworth offers “Only Love” single ahead of debut album

Joshua Tree singer-songwriter Parker Ainsworth wraps up the year with release of his “Only Love” single, a poetic plea to humanity at large. Ainsworth prominently surged into the spotlight last year with his “Running For So Long (House A Home)” single featured in the film The Peanut Butter Falcon, starring Shia LeBeouf and Dakota Johnson, […]

Get to know reggae rock band Brothers Within

I don’t know about you guys, but this pandemic thing has been rough on me. I’ve gone through highs and lows, but one thing I can tell you is that if I throw on some good reggae music, I am instantly transformed and ready to dance and sing. I know that when I am finally […]

Sammy Johnson drops “Cool & Easy” off forthcoming album

Island reggae-meets-R&B artist Sammy Johnson returns with the lead single and title track off his forthcoming album, Cool & Easy. The LP is set to launch off Mensch House Records January 22nd, 2021 — a relaxing and reassuring soundtrack for wintertime. Not only that, but after a year like 2020, Sammy Johnson’s Cool & Easy […]

Mako Road’s “Helicopter” single will have you flying

Psychedelic indie rock band Mako Road resurfaces with their latest “Helicopter” single and subsequent music video! The alt four-piece of Christchurch, New Zealand has grown to be a well-known name since their 2018 debut, when the band dropped not one, but two EPs — The Green Superintendent and Local Safari, respectively. If you don’t know […]

Cabeza de Vinil releases heavy rock “Rebotril”single

Cabeza de Vinil, or “Vinyl Head”, returns with a lyric video for their latest “Rebotril” heavy rock single! Stationed in Costa Rica, this alternative rock band has ascended to a contemporary name after being a national act for over a decade. Now, following the release of their fourth studio album (on pressed vinyl, no less), […]

Aloha Radio gratifies in “Live Without” single, ft. Andy J

Aloha Radio — an Orange County three-piece, led by frontwoman Lauren Mulderrig — has pivoted away from their signature ska-reggae sound in “Live Without”, a smoldering new single featuring the talents of Katastro‘s Andy J. The song is poppy, with EDM and hip hop elements over a solid trap beat… the perfect combination for fiery […]