New Tracks In The Mix:
RAS MG feat Slightly Stoopid & Jud Nester 'Words'
CISCO ADLER feat. Matisyahu 'Hypnotize'
REBELUTION 'More Love'
KIMIE feat Imua Garza 'Make You Say'
DIRTY HEADS 'My Sweet Summer'
FORTUNATE YOUTH 'Til The End' (Dub)
LEILANI WOLFGRAMM 'Herbivore'
SOJA feat. Michael Franti & Nahko 'I Belive'
311 'Sand Dollars'
SONO VERO feat. Moi & Rico 'Back And Forth'
TRIBAL THEORY 'Simple City'
THE EXPANDERS 'Careful'
JUST CHILL 'Holding It Down'
THE STEPPAS 'Garden'
GONZO 'Miss Mary'
TRUE PRESS 'These Things'
BALLYHOO! 'Battle Cry'
COMMON KINGS 'Alcoholic'
Join us for a live chat with PEPPER this Friday! They'll be chatting with you here on the homepage at 12 noon pst, set up your profile now so you can join in!
Long Beach reggae rockers BREWFISH have been developing a solid fanbase with a killer live show, and will be dropping their album Flashing Lights on Aug 7th! Check out 'California' in rotation now on Surf Roots Radio & follow the band @ www.facebook.com/brewfishmusic
Interview with Karim of Arise Roots
How did Arise Roots meet and decide to form a roots reggae band?
Karim: That's always a fun question because we initially met on Craigslist LOL. Los Angeles has a pretty extensive music community and there are a ton of musicians linking up all over the place. I remember responding to some guys who were trying to develop a roots reggae project. There were a lot of people who are exploring the sub-genres of reggae but "roots" is what ultimately brought us together. We LOVE roots reggae!
What about your music do you think sets you apart from…Continue
Reggae On The River will be celebrating it's 30th anniversary this year! What an amazing accomplishment! Anything special on the agenda to commemorate the anniversary?
Well, we really wanted to honor the roots, both of the festival and reggae music in general, but also do it with an eye to the future in hopes of setting the stage for another 30 years of ROTR. From a line-up standpoint, we attempted this by hosting many of the favorite performers who really stood out and thrilled ROTR audiences through the years. Acts like Third World and John Trudell both played the 10th and 20th anniversary showcases, Israel Vibration wrote a song about the event, and of course artists like Jimmy Cliff, Alpha Blondy, Sly & Robbie, Michael Rose and Mutabaruka all have deep historical connections with the show. And in terms of the future, we tried to include a bunch of artists who we've never hosted before like Fishbone, Iration,…
September 23rd marks the return of Billy Wilmot & Mystic Revealers to the reggae scene, with their first release since 2008! This Best Of collection CRUCIAL CUTS contains tracks from their first four albums, including favorites such as 'Rasta Man', 'Judgement Day' and 'Justice.' Mystic Revealers distinctive 90's roots reggae blends political edge with international pop flavor. Includes tracks with Anthony B and Sizzla. (VP Records)
Who are your biggest musical influences?
Leilani: I come from a very musical family. My cousins are The Jets. They were probably my first influence as a child. My biggest influence is Sublime. That band captured my love for both punk and reggae. Covering songs from Bob Marley, Bad Religion, Grateful Dead (my other influences) and making them their own. They even use hooks from Porgy and Bess the Opera...genius. I guess I'm influenced by artists like that, the ones that write timeless music that transcends genres.
What inspires your song-writing and the music you make?
Leilani: Life is my inspiration. I want to experience a song, have it put me in a mood. I want to feel…Continue
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Join us in Humboldt County, CA for the 30th Annual Reggae on the River! Tickets & info: www.ReggaeOnTheRiver.com