First single from Steel Pulse in 14 years

What better way to ring in the New Year than with Steel Pulse's forthcoming album, Mass Manipulation. Steel Pulse strikes a powerful force of righteousness and historical diplomacy with their newest single which took 14 years in the making, “Stop You Coming and Come”. Steel Pulse took advantage of their time away from the studio […]

A view of The Elovaters & forthcoming ‘Defy Gravity’ album review

Let me preface with how this think piece originally began in January 2018, while Jackson Wetherbee (vocals, guitar), Johnny “Blaze” Alves (guitar), Nick Asta (drums), Derrick Cabral (percussion), Greg Nectow (keys) and newest oddity to this seamless collection, Matt Link (bass), were down at White Star Sound in Virginia. If this spot sounds familiar, that is normal. It's the […]

For Peace Band ‘Always Love’ album review

Guam musicians, For Peace Band, have been making quite a big splash in the reggae scene not only in Guam, but also throughout North America – making them one of the only bands from Guam to do so! After the release of their first album in 2014, the band has been hard at work touring […]

For Peace Band premieres “Always Love” single

After gaining a mountain of recognition for their debut album, Guam’s For Peace Band is finally giving fans a taste of their sophomore full-length LP Always Love by releasing the title track ahead of time! Teaming up with Rootfire Cooperative has given the band fresh enthusiasm since their 2012 origin, which is something to say, […]

An interview with The Elovaters

I, Top Shelf Reggae journalist Jay Cohen, recently had the pleasure of sitting down with all of the Boston-based band members of The Elovaters. I sat, sipping my tea, realizing the distance in which things have come in the past years. A huge grin attacked my face as I pressed 'Flight Confirmation'. I had just booked […]

2nd Annual Rootfire at the Park announced

Returning in its second year to Cocoa Riverfront Park, Rootfire at the Park has officially taken shape! Extended to three days this November 10th-12th in Cocoa, Florida, RATP 2017 stands as exponentially more than a typical music festival – it’s a true outdoor experience. Lineup aside, this particular fest thrown by Rootfire, Deuterman Productions and Ineffable […]

Get ready for Rootfire At The Park 2016

Just a short drive from Florida's own Orlando International Airport and other area attractions, the city of Cocoa is rich in history and offers many unique experiences. The one experience that you do not want to miss this year is Rootfire At The Park presented by Deuterman Productions and Ineffable Live. On October 22, one […]

The Movement announces new album

We are pleased to announce the release of The Movement’s newest album titled, Golden, due out on April 8th, 2016. This will also be the first release on the Rootfire Cooperative, a not-for-profit record label that is owned and managed by artists and strongly promotes the reggae, roots, and dub genres. The Movement is currently […]

Rootfire At The Beach 2015

A distinct spark of excitement is in the air as the inaugural Rootfire At The Beach summer music festival in Avila Beach Resort in Avila Beach, California closes in on its day of good music and good vibes. The musical lineup presented by California Roots Festival and Otter Productions, Inc. will contain all the ingredients […]