Gussie Clarke’s Reggae Anthology

On October 9th, 17 North Parade, the vintage branch of VP Records, released a 2 CD/DVD music catalog that spans over 40 years of music from iconic reggae producer Gussie Clarke. Including hits from artists such as: Augustus Pablo, Big Youth, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, The Mighty Diamonds, Bunny Wailer, J.C. Lodge, Shabba Ranks, Sizzla […]

MP3 Leak of the Week: Mrs. Skannotto

Alternative Ska-Rock group Mrs. Skannotto is gearing up for a November run of shows along most of the east coast. This comes ahead of their new record due out in 2016 as we’re giving away their song “Cadence” which is track 9 off their 2014 album release, Outlier…

New Single from Ballyhoo!

Today marks a big day for Maryland rockers Ballyhoo!, as they released “Mixtape,” the first single from their new upcoming album. They will also be kicking off their fall tour en route to the Three Amigos Tour with Pepper and Katastro, which begins October 22nd in Santa Ana, CA.

Video: Tribal Seeds – Libertad (Zumba Choreo)

One way to lose 120lbs is to move and dance your ass off and it helps if you’re dancing to some great music. This was the case with Jennifer Shelby who now runs Zumba Fitness, a fitness class based out of North San Diego County. As you can see in the video below, one of […]

Damian Marley & Bunji Garlin Collaborate!

On October 16th, Caribbean stars Bunji Garlin and Damian “Jr Gong” Marley will release their politically charged anthem “The Message.” Produced by Philip “Jr. Blender” Meckseper, the atmospheric reggae tune combines criticism of society with a rally cry for change.

Getting To Know Janelle Phillips

We would like you to meet the newest edition to the Roots Musician Records family Janelle Phillips. The San Diego native released her debut EP, LIONESS, on Oct. 2, 2015, produced by E.N Young at Imperial Sound Recording Studio.

MP3 Leak of the Week: Kimie Miner

Kimie (pronounced Kimi-ay) Miner, who is of Hawaiian and Portuguese decent, has just released her new self-titled record on October 9th and we’re giving away one of her new songs for FREE, this week only! The song is called “Love’s In The Melody” and features a guest appearance on vocals by Caleb Keolanui of The […]

Stoopid Wins Big at San Diego Music Awards

Slightly Stoopid walked away with some top honors at the 25th San Diego Music Awards on Oct. 5, 2015 at Humphrey’s By The Bay. The group deservedly dominated with Album of the Year and Best Music Video by a San Diego Band. The intimate venue was entertained by performances from Stoopid’s veteran sax player Karl […]