WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Alan Moe Monsarrat “Perfect Friends”

As a renowned roots reggae musician of over 50 years, Alan Moe Monsarrat (of The Lotions, I-Tex, Mau Mau Chaplains) has finally released his own solo debut album! The 20-track LP, Agriculture, comes off of the Music4Life label and is packed with themes of thankfulness and cognizance for a better world. That said, Moe also […]

Long Beach Records LATAM launches state-of-the-art website

The punk rock label you know and love out of Long Beach has branched once again into uncharted territory of late — Latin America! After initiating Long Beach Records as a do-it-yourself, no contracts, no BS label in 1998, founders Michael “Miguel” Happoldt (producer of Sublime, et. Al.) and Greg “Mudd” Lowther (of Perro Bravo) […]

Johnny Love reveals “Sol Playa & Arena (Remix)” video

Johnny Love brings the Latin fuego in his “Sol Playa & Arena” remix music video! Cruising the streets of Miami with the top down, Johnny Love serenades from the front seat for the hunnies prancing along the beach. Set out for love and a little mischief on a perfect summer’s day is Johnny Love’s goal… […]

SM Familia releases “Rise Up (Revo Remix)” single

Latin reggae cumbia band SM Familia teams with reggae family on their latest single “Rise Up”. A song so applicable right now as the nation is fraught with racial tension, SM Familia says “Jah people, yeah, you got to rise up”. With heavy synth and bubble organ, SM Familia combines the old with the new […]

Wonderfront 2019: Day Three

Still reeling from the previous two days, I was a child at Christmas impatiently waiting to open my presents or, in this case, the festival gates. I knew the festival grounds like the back of my hand by now; I had my sets lined up and now I just needed a beer. Local breweries were […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Como Las Movies “¿YPQSP?”

Austin, Texas is known for its diverse musical inhabitants, with up-and-coming bands in every genre gaining more and more momentum every day. One band combining classic cumbia with new wave and indie rock is Como Las Movies — a quartet with a ‘Nuevo Wave’ sound. Following an EP with the same title, Como Las Movies […]

B-Side Players at San Diego’s Belly Up Tavern

Celebrating 25 years, San Diego natives B-Side Players hosted a sold out dance party at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA. Cumbia Machin, a single entity to what sounds like a 10-piece band, kicked the night off with electronic dub-style cumbia music that quickly got people movin’. Using original samples, loops, sequences and live […]

Locos por Juana ‘Crazy for Jane’ album review

This year Locos por Juana has added to their already prolific list of studio offerings with a new album entitled Crazy for Jane, which features some of their best works to date. The album is overwhelming in not only the striking beauty of the music, but also in its wealth of diverse compositions. Crazy for […]

Locos Por Juana drop new video for “Don’t Tell Me No”

Earlier this month, the GRAMMY-nominated bilingual band Locos Por Juana blessed the internet with brand new raging music video for their new song “Don't Tell Me No”, featuring the living legend reggae artist Freddie McGregor. With upbeat and feel good lyrics, LPJ’s new song does not disappoint. “Don't Tell Me No” is the second release […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Soulfiya “Bush Doctor” ft. El Dusty

Riverside, California might not be the first place you look to find legitimate reggae. Yet, Riverside rising star Soulfiya is about to leave his mark on the reggae genre with his Bush Doctor EP, coming to all digital outlets as of tomorrow! Tomorrow being April 20th, what better day to launch a musical tribute to […]