Cali Roots 2023: Day One

Entering the gates of the Monterey Fairgrounds for another Memorial Day Weekend at the California Roots Music & Arts Festival is always a cathartic experience. This year, however, the anticipation was soaring as it marked the 12th anniversary of the notorious annual event. What sets this year apart is not only the extension to a […]

Cali Roots finalizes jaw dropping lineup for 2023

California Roots Music and Art Festival, the genre’s most anticipated, prolific, and environmentally-friendly reggae event of the year, has officially dropped the final three acts to complete their Memorial Day weekend roster. Recently announced 2023 Coachella guests Rebelution and Stick Figure join genre-bending icons Thievery Corporation, finalizing the bill for the all ages festival as […]

California Roots 2023: a true bucket list event

Music festivals are a big undertaking. For many, months of planning and budgeting goes into the experience. At times, there is stress, setbacks and logistical nightmares before even getting to the gates. And I’m not talking about the music festival itself. People travel from far and wide to attend such events and the premiere music […]

California Roots 2022: Day Three

Cali Roots Day Three arrived with a bang Saturday. Despite Rebelution’s blow-out 90-minute light show spectacular of a set the previous night, over 14,000 reggae lovers of all genres and walks of life lined up on Fairground Road and entered with newfound energy, fresh outfits and all the love in the world. The sun was […]

A chat with international reggae sensation, Dub Inc.

French reggae band Dub Inc. stole the show in Solana Beach Sunday night at the Belly Up Tavern, opening for Mike Love and his backing band, The Full Circle. This was the last night in California for the seven-piece, after a full tour of California beginning in Monterey at Cali Roots on Memorial Day Weekend. […]

Cali Roots finalizes lineup for May 2022

I don’t know about you, but the minute the world started shutting down due to COVID the second week of March 2020, the first thing I thought about was “there’s no way this will affect Cali Roots, it’s too far out”. Then, like the festival gods were listening and wanted to punish me, the announcement […]

Cali Roots 2020 completes lineup with final artist announcement

California Roots Music & Arts Festival continues to impress fans with each additional lineup drop. Through the years, Cali Roots has played it safe, with artists they knew would sell to the fans who have been dedicated supporters from the beginning. It would seem that the festival decided to take a new approach to the […]

Dub Inc ‘Millions’ album review

Internationally-recognized French reggae band Dub Inc has been energizing their massive shows for more than 20 years. Their music pulls from different styles, including dancehall, dub, ska and hip hop, sung in a mixture of French, English and Kabyle. The band’s latest album, Millions, upkeeps their upbeat approach to their style of reggae, but with […]

Cali Roots 2020 takes shape

Following a landmark year is hard to do, plain and simple. Among festivals celebrating a decade in the biz last May was Monterey’s reggae rock meets hip hop conglomeration, California Roots Music & Arts Festival. Starting from a low-key hangout for reggae lovers has now morphed into a movement beyond measure. Celeb sightings abound as […]

Dub Inc “Don’t be a victim” featuring Naâman

Dub Inc just released a new studio video on ‘Don’t Be A Victim’ featuring NAÂMAN, fourth song taken from the upcoming album So What before the release on September 23rd, 2016. Dub Inc will be back on tour in clubs this fall with more than 30 shows, between France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain and the UK. […]

Dub Inc “Triste Époque” official video

Combining a range of styles, including dancehall, dub, ska and rap, French reggae band Dub Inc is back in the studio finalizing their sixth studio album titled So What scheduled for released on September 23, 2016. In the meantime, Dub Inc released a hot new video for the track “Triste Époque.”

Interview: Dub Inc.

Based out of France, Dub Inc. fuses classic roots reggae with dub, dancehall, ska, hip-hop and African influences. We sat down with drummer and founding member Grégory “Zigo” Mavridorakis and had a great conversation talking about the early years, their loyal fans, and keys to success. Where are you guys based out of? We’re from […]

Dub Inc “Better Run” official music video

After the explosive release of their album Paradise in 2013, French reggae super-stars are now back in the spotlight with their freshly released music video for the track “Better Run.” Dub Inc grabbed the attention of thousands during last years massive two-day Dub Inc Party featured opening acts from Rebelution, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Anthony B […]