From the heart of Los Angeles rises a powerful movement known as Arise Roots. Steadily becoming a household name around the globe, the group of six veteran musicians united their talents in order to bring a unique and refreshing interpretation of Roots-Reggae with the common goal of preserving its true message.
Finding inspiration in everything from the streets of LA to situations surrounding everyday life and social injustices throughout the world, Arise Roots instinctively brings all that attitude and energy directly to the stage and music. Their fresh and powerful, yet smooth delivery has earned Arise Roots praise from some of the biggest names in both International and American Reggae.
The success of their last two albums, Moving Forward (2013) and Love and War (2014) which proved to be a solid foundation for the band as they began to tour heavily on the west coast while also reaching new markets in areas such as Canada and across the entire United States. After extensive touring and festival appearances in 2015, Arise Roots recorded two new singles in 2016, “Rootsman Town” featuring Capleton (Jamaica) and “Crisis.” The releases were heavily supported on the Rootsman Summer Tour, which totaled 4 weeks of Arise Roots hosting their first headlining campaign.
Arise Roots newest full length record is set to be released June 19th, 2020 and features some heavyweight artist including; Eric Rachmany of Rebelution, Kyle Mcdonald of Slightly Stoopid, Lutan Fyah, Nattali Rize & Turbulence. The true essence of their music is caught in their live performances, so make sure to keep an eye out for Arise Roots coming to a city near you!
Sun Dried Vibes
Southeast Reggae/Rock Pioneers, Sun-Dried Vibes, provide a fresh twist to the genre with their high-energy live performances that crank out infectious sing-a-longs laced with a positive message. Since their inception in 2010, the group has performed more than 5,000 shows across the United States. This band of road warriors have three full length albums under their belt, including their latest release, “Stay Hopeful,” which dropped on August 31st, 2018. “Stay Hopeful” debuted at #1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and at #3 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. The record features some of the biggest and best names in the American Reggae/Rock Scene such as Rebelution, Fear Nuttin Band, Tropidelic, Bumpin Uglies and more. The album was tracked at Ocean Industries Studios (Charleston, SC) + Echo Mountain Recording Studio (Asheville, NC) and was mastered by Chris Gehringer of Sterling Sound (New York, NY).
Since 2021, SDV has been releasing a series of collaboration singles (10 to be exact), including their next one set to drop on April 7th, 2023.
These singles offer a new and refreshed sound from the band and it’s no secret that they are on to something special with the release of their upcoming 4th studio album, “Return of the Sun,” due out in Summer 2023.