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Cali Roots Announces Welcome Back Concert August 28th at Monterey Fairgrounds Photo Cali Roots Announces Welcome Back Concert August 28th at Monterey Fairgrounds
by Sarah Jae Leiber - July 21, 2021

The concert is a celebration of both the festival and bringing live music back to the fairgrounds, the festival's home since the inception of the event over 11 years ago....
Protoje Calls Out Male Predators in New Video 'Self Defense' Photo Protoje Calls Out Male Predators in New Video 'Self Defense'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - July 06, 2021

Within his own industry, he has signed and supported an all female roster of Jamaican artists including Sevana, Lila Iké and Jaz Elise through his label and artist management company In.Digg.Nation Collective to represent the full spectrum of talent that his island has to offer....
Curt Ramm Releases 'Rogue Island' on Rocktorium Records Photo Curt Ramm Releases 'Rogue Island' on Rocktorium Records
by TV News Desk - July 06, 2021

This instrumental soundscape is set to be the perfect Summer soundtrack, and is available now everywhere you stream music....
Curt Ramm Releases 'Surfer's End' Ahead of Album 'Rogue Island' Photo Curt Ramm Releases 'Surfer's End' Ahead of Album 'Rogue Island'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - June 22, 2021

The upbeat ska vibe of the new single is the feel good summer song we need right now! Curt Ramm caught up with Vents Magazine to talk about the new single....
Curt Ramm Announces New Album 'Rogue Island' Due Out July 2nd Photo Curt Ramm Announces New Album 'Rogue Island' Due Out July 2nd
by Sarah Jae Leiber - June 02, 2021

Four singles off of Rogue Island will be released to streamimg starting June 4th, leading up to the full length drop on July 2nd. Signed CDs and digital downloads are available now at Curtramm.com ...
Curt Ramm Announces Solo Album Photo Curt Ramm Announces Solo Album
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 25, 2021

Curt is certainly no stranger to jazz either. From his roots in Kansas City, playing lead trumpet with the Charlie Parker Memorial Foundation Jazz Orchestra, through the release of his album “Foundations” with fellow jazz luminaries Bill Cunliffe and Dan Moretti, jazz music is never far from Curt's ...
The California Roots And Arts Festival Releases 2022 Line-Up Photo The California Roots And Arts Festival Releases 2022 Line-Up
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 24, 2021

Cali Roots fans can still celebrate this year with the Can't Stop The Music 2021 an online festival experience. It kicks off this year on May 28-30th for THREE incredible days of Cali Roots magic from the comforts of home....
Jesse Royal Taps Vybz Kartel for 'Rich Forever' Photo Jesse Royal Taps Vybz Kartel for 'Rich Forever'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - April 16, 2021

This cross-genre collaboration between both artists unifies people's differences to support a common goal - to be “forever royal.” It serves as a reminder of the internal strength and mental fortitude human beings possess, which prepares them for success in a society designed for their failure....
Lila Iké & Skillibeng Drop Video for 'Thy Will' Photo Lila Iké & Skillibeng Drop Video for 'Thy Will'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - February 23, 2021

The song premiered last Thursday (Feb 18) via The Ebro Show on Apple Music 1. Today, they two unleash the song’s brand new video directed by Nickii Kane and shot in Kingston, Jamaica.  ...
Protoje & Koffee Release Video for 'Switch It Up' Photo Protoje & Koffee Release Video for 'Switch It Up'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - January 21, 2021

From humble beginnings to climbing the ranks, two of Jamaica’s leading artists Protoje and Koffee celebrate their hard work and achievements on the lavish video for 'Switch It Up.' ...
Protoje Drops 'Still I Wonder' From New Album Photo Protoje Drops 'Still I Wonder' From New Album
by Sarah Jae Leiber - October 06, 2020

From his fifth studio album In Search Of Lost Time, Protoje unleashes his latest video 'Still I Wonder.'...
Watch Protoje's NPR Tiny Desk At Home Performance Photo Watch Protoje's NPR Tiny Desk At Home Performance
by Sarah Jae Leiber - September 09, 2020

Protoje is a not-so-secret treasure who's been a vital force in the reggae revival movement these last several years. ...
Protoje and Wiz Khalifa Collaborate on 'A Vibe' Photo Protoje and Wiz Khalifa Collaborate on 'A Vibe'
by Kelle Long - August 20, 2020

Today, two heavy hitters in their prospective fields – Protoje and Wiz Khalifa – join forces on “A Vibe,” the latest anthem out today (Aug 20) professing their love for cannabis....
Lila Ike Drops New Video for 'Forget Me' Photo Lila Ike Drops New Video for 'Forget Me'
by Kaitlin Milligan - July 02, 2020

Lila Iké sheds layers of emotion revealing her most vulnerable side on “Forget Me,” the standout track from her debut EP The ExPerience. For its brand new video, director Oshane 'Shane Creative' Junior from Wikid Media JA & co-director Nickii Kane filmed a breakup to makeup sequence, mixed with colo...
Jesse Royal Drops New Video for 'Natty Pablo' Photo Jesse Royal Drops New Video for 'Natty Pablo'
by Kaitlin Milligan - April 14, 2020

Jesse Royal, “one of Jamaica's most important and charismatic new stars” (Noisey), has dropped the music video for new single “Natty Pablo” from his highly anticipated sophomore release. ...
Levitate Music & Arts Festival Announces 2020 Lineup, Featuring Jack Johnson, Tash Su Photo Levitate Music & Arts Festival Announces 2020 Lineup, Featuring Jack Johnson, Tash Sultana, & More!
by Kaitlin Milligan - February 04, 2020

The ever-evolving and greatly loved Levitate Music & Arts Festival is proud to announce the 2020 lineup for its eighth annual  event happening July 10-12, 2020. The team at Levitate has been thinking about summer all winter long and is proud to announce a lineup to warm the soul: Jack Johnson, Phil ...
ROCK & GROOVE RIDDIM Compilation Album is Out Now Photo ROCK & GROOVE RIDDIM Compilation Album is Out Now
by Kaitlin Milligan - December 05, 2019

2019, a landmark year that will be remembered as a groundbreaking time for women in Jamaican music, comes to an epic climax today with the release of the Rock & Groove Riddim compilation. Sevana, Naomi Cowan, Jaz Elise, and Lila Iké, four of the island's most in-demand artists, have joined forces ov...
Mortimer To Release Debut EP 'Fight The Fight' on Friday, 11/15 Photo Mortimer To Release Debut EP 'Fight The Fight' on Friday, 11/15
by Abigail Charpentier - November 12, 2019

Mortimer's new EP Fight The Fight is the highly anticipated release featuring the up-and-coming roots star working closely  with GRAMMY-nominated producer Winta James. Following very notable guest appearances on the last two Protoje albums, including the GRAMMY-nominated A Matter Of Time, Mortimer i...
Lila Iké, Jamaica's Powerful New Voice, Embarks on First Solo Tour Photo Lila Iké, Jamaica's Powerful New Voice, Embarks on First Solo Tour
by Tori Hartshorn - August 07, 2019

With just four singles under her belt, Lila Iké is already on the brink of stardom. As seen on her latest single 'Where I'm Coming From,' the 25-year-old Jamaican songbird has an edge and ease in her voice that creates an immediate gravitational pull with her listener, fusing contemporary reggae wit...
Protoje Kicks Off Second Half of U.S. Summer Tour & Announces New Headlining Dates Photo Protoje Kicks Off Second Half of U.S. Summer Tour & Announces New Headlining Dates
by Tori Hartshorn - August 01, 2019

2019 GRAMMY-nominated Jamaican artist Protoje continues to blaze stages worldwide. From SummerJam in Germany to Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica, Protoje has been slaying some of the summer's most coveted festival stages. This week, he picks up the second half of his North American tour with Rebelution and...
The Skints Release Highly-Anticipated Fourth Album 'Swimming Lessons' Photo The Skints Release Highly-Anticipated Fourth Album 'Swimming Lessons'
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 10, 2019

London “tropical punk” four-piece, THE SKINTS, are pleased to announce the release of their highly-anticipated fourth album Swimming Lessons, released today via Easy Star/Mr. Bongo. Drawing on influences as sprawling as Bad Brains, Popcaan, No Doubt, Alton Ellis, Wiley, and Weezer, Swimming Lessons ...
Jesse Royal Releases New Single And Video For LIONORDER Featuring Protoje Photo Jesse Royal Releases New Single And Video For LIONORDER Featuring Protoje
by Tori Hartshorn - May 06, 2019

It is fitting that in the days leading up to the release of Jesse Royal's new single “LionOrder,” featuring Protoje, via reggae label Easy Star Records, he has been holed up in Los Angeles writing songs for his next album, in between another tireless run of live shows. In 2017, Jesse followed an imm...
California Roots & Ineffable Music Announce New Radio Show on SiriusXM Photo California Roots & Ineffable Music Announce New Radio Show on SiriusXM
by Tori Hartshorn - May 01, 2019

SiriusXM and Ineffable Music announced today a new weekly SiriusXM music show, Cali Roots Radio, hosted by Eric Rachmany, an original member of Grammy-nominated reggae-rock group, Rebelution. Cali Roots Radio will launch on Friday, May 3, on SiriusXM's The Joint channel. Cali Roots Radio will highli...
UK's THE SKINTS Prepare for SWIMMING LESSONS Out 5/10 Photo UK's THE SKINTS Prepare for SWIMMING LESSONS Out 5/10
by Tori Hartshorn - March 07, 2019

London “tropical punk” four-piece, THE SKINTS, are pleased to announce their highly-anticipated fourth album, SWIMMING LESSONS, which will be released May 10, 2019 via Easy Star / Mr Bongo....
Sziget Festival Announces Post Malone as Headliner Photo Sziget Festival Announces Post Malone as Headliner
by Kaitlin Milligan - February 12, 2019

Post Malone joins previously announced Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machine, Foo Fighters, Twenty One Pilots, The 1975 and Martin Garrix on the headline bill. New additions announced today include some of the most exciting established and up-and-coming artists in the world, including the likes of genr...