Fuse Talks with Collie Buddz About New Album and Life

Collie Buddz finally made a welcome return to music with Good Life (released in May), marking his first album in a decade. It has never been proven easy for dancehall or reggae artists to stay relevant, as the genres’ turnaround have become so fast-paced, but the Bermudian artist found a way to stay true to himself and give […]

Rootfire First Listen: The Ellameno Beat – Muse

While the American reggae/reggae rock scene has grown exponentially in the past several years, one of its core characteristics has always been its connection to surfing culture, and this is no doubt exemplified by progressive roots reggae band, The Ellameno Beat. The entire band surfs avidly and they tour with a quiver of custom-made boards crafted […]

NPR First Listen: Cody ChesnuTT, ‘My Love Divine Degree’

Most musicians who achieve a certain amount of acclaim only to disappear from the public eye get cast as reclusive. The baggage that label carries has never quite fit Cody ChesnuTT. Even if you tried to pin it on him, he’d no doubt shake himself free. In between the release of his sprawling 2002 lo-fi […]

NPR Fresh Air Review – Synthesize The Soul

MUSIC REVIEWS ‘Synthesize The Soul’ Offers A Perfectly Paced Dance Party A new collection presents synthesizer dance music from the Cape Verde islands in the ’70s and ’80s. Critic Milo Miles says the music on Synthesize The Soul will sweeps you up with energy and rhythm. (Read More >>)