Iration has a natural affinity for reggae and island sounds. Their love and appreciation for music spans across a wide range of styles and genres including rock, pop, R&B and funk. Over the past 15 years, the celebrated five-piece - Micah Pueschel [Lead Vocals / Guitar], Adam Taylor [Bass], Joe Dickens [Drums], Cayson Peterson [Keyboard / Synth] and Micah Brown [Guitar / Vocals] - have perfected their distinct hybrid style of music, blending all influences together as evidenced on their seventh, and most recent, full-length album Coastin' [Three Prong Records). A record about being thankful for the moments that we have.
Atmosphere is an American hip hop duo from Minneapolis, Minnesota, consisting of rapper Slug (Sean Daley) and DJ/producer Ant (Anthony Davis). Since its formation in 1996, the group has released twelve studio albums and ten extended plays.
Kolohe Kai has consistently been one of the most popular artists in Pacific Island Reggae music for over a decade. The project of singer/songwriter Roman De Peralta, born and raised on the island of Oahu, has produced 10 Island Reggae hits since signing a record deal at age 17. His sound infuses the localism of ukulele music with rhythms of roots reggae, and more recently pop and r&b—pushing Kolohe Kai into an elevated tier of Island Reggae.
There is an exciting resurgence of conscious, organic music in Jamaica, and industry experts and observers agree that Protoje, born Oje Ken Ollivierre, is a forefront figurehead in what has become known as "The Reggae Revival." Leading the militant band - The Indiggnation - this Grammy-nominated songwriter and philosophical thinker articulates the righteous anger of an emerging generation. Protoje reports for duty, re-establishing the standard for the decaying art of socially responsible, mentally stimulating lyricism.
Hirie, the frontwoman of the exhilarating reggae band HIRIE, grew up a global citizen. Her father worked for the United Nations and she was born in the Philippines, spent years in Italy, before her family settled in Hawaii, which became her spiritual home. San Diego's seven-piece band HIRIE is ready to offer a global spiritual uplift. Melding the balmy island touches of its singer's beloved home—as symbolized by its moniker's first letter, a “H” for “Hawaii,” with that feeling of irie, the award-winning group offers a soundtrack of hope. Now, with its masterful most recent album, Wandering Soul, brimming with invigorating female-fronted shamanistic reggae an oasis of positivity is just an album away.
Josh Heinrichs is an American reggae singer/songwriter who was the former lead singer of internationally known indie reggae band, Jah Roots and current owner/operator of indie reggae record label, GanJah Records. Since leaving the band in 2008, Heinrichs has launched a successful solo career and has released several albums, including a #1 Billboard charting release with "Good Vibes" in 2016.
The name "Anuhea" translates from Hawaiian as a fragrance or cool breeze. In the world of island/reggae music, Maui songbird Anuhea Jenkins has been JUST that: A cool breeze to the island music scene. This multi-talented artist entered the room in 2009 like a breath of fresh island air, beautifully blending vibes of reggae, pop, R&B, and even country. Anuhea's eclectic and multi-faceted musical style is paralleled by her work ethic and fun-loving personality. After 10 successful years in the music scene, dozens of hit songs and multiple awards, Anuhea remains humble when she's rightfully referred to as one of the top musical artists from Hawai'i of all time.
The Expendables enjoyed a laid-back lifestyle growing up in Santa Cruz, CA; surfing, skating, partying, and playing music were commonplace. Since 1997, The Expendables have staked their claim in the California surf/rock genre by headlining venues from coast to coast. Blending Reggae, Punk Rock, and 80s style dueling guitar solos, The Expendables have made heads turn and floors shake for years.
The Grouch, is an American rapper and producer. He is currently based in Maui, Hawaii, but grew up and spent most of his time in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a founding member of Living Legends, an underground hip hop collective based in Los Angeles, California.
Since forming in 2003, Passafire has released a total of six studio albums and boasts credits like producing with Paul Leary (Sublime, Pepper, U2, Slightly Stoopid), #1 albums on both the Billboard and iTunes Reggae charts, and sharing stages with rock-reggae OGs 311 and Pepper, and legends Toots & the Maytals, the Wailers, and John Brown's Body, who in the band's early years, inspired them to explore reggae with a gritty edge. "We like to mix tight, clean reggae grooves with distorted guitar riffs" insisted Ted, "We're '90s kids," added Will, "we love rock, hip-hop and metal equally. It was always natural for us to straddle the line between genres."
Irie Love (her birth-given name), was born in Kailua, Hawaii. She first gained notice as one of the finalists on the "Brown Bags to Stardom" talent competition in Hawaii in 1999. Since then she has toured the world with such names as Morgan Heritage, Pink, Chaka Khan, Fiji, J Boog, Katchafire, Tarrus Riley and many more. Her mission as an artist is to "empower, inspire and entertain the world through her love of music"
Analea is the singer/songwriter partially responsible for Tenelle's title track record "For The Lovers," which hit Number 1 on iTunes and Billboard charts. She also helped pen Swells ft. Sammy J's Number 1 iTunes hit "Still Wanna Be Your Lover" as well as one of the best reviewed songs on iTunes for the famous 80's band "The Jets" 25th reunion album called "Believe In Love." Her pen found its way to the rising young Polynesian star Fancy Nancy. She also helped 5th Harmony's Dinah Jane write her first two singles before she auditioned for X-Factor.
Ian Ayers and The Soul Purpose is a powerhouse Reggae quartet from the Pacific Northwest comprised of veterans and session players of the NW Reggae and Funk scenes. Ian's honest and vulnerable songwriting explores themes of positivity, love, loss and lessons learned. These stories are brought to life by The Soul Purpose a funky twist on classic Roots-Reggae and Reggae-Rock sounds. The sounds and stories are as lush, dynamic and heartfelt as the PNW landscapes in which they were conceived. The band's focus on community ensures new listeners and fans a warm, comfy welcome with a big musical hug. MUCH LOVE!
Ethan Tucker's trademark sound of acoustic roots and layered electric guitars combined with an unmistakable soulful and bluesy vocal, is a recipe which has garnered attention from some of his most popular contemporaries, as well as bonafide legends. Born in Olympia, WA, Ethan has traveled the country with Jimmy Cliff, Buddy Guy, and The Wailers, Slightly Stoopid, G-Love, and Michael Franti. With Ethan's newest release Misunderstood, now out on Stoopid Records his enthusiasm for collaboration is seamlessly exemplified on his 11-song album produced by Michael Franti and Mario Caldato Jr., (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson, G Love), and includes special guests Money Mark, Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) and Thomas Pridgeon (Mars Volta). Ethan's career took off after impressing Michael Franti with an impromptu backstage jam in Spearhead's dressing room long before ever playing a show together. Ethan was summoned by Franti to come to his studio in San Francisco, CA to record what would later become some of the more infectious tracks on Misunderstood. From there, a bond between the two artists was solidified. The first single "Crazy Tonight" was arranged, recorded, produced at Franti's studio, also features him on guest vocals. This track, coupled with the reggae-pop hybrid "Cool Kids" (also produced by Franti) opens a new album that is a cohesive coming of age for an artist in Ethan's shoes - except "ET" as some fans call him, doesn't wear shoes!
Dub Lounge International pays homage to the traditional forms of reggae, rock and dub with a heavy focus on live improvisation. Their blend of organic sounds fulfills fans of all traditional Jamaican music genres. The band is committed as ever to spreading the healing vibes of roots reggae and dub as one of the Northwest's premier reggae groups.
Perfect By Tomorrow is a melting pot of genres that will caress the soul as if in zero gravity, blend your favorite flavors into a simple song. It's your soundtrack as you fly amongst the stars. Formed in 2011 and based out of Bellingham, WA. Turner Williams ( Vocals/Guitar ), Joe Sunderland ( Vocals/Guitar ), Morgan Williams ( Bass ), Justin Dobbelaar ( Drums ). Since the birth of the band in 2011 they have independently released three studio albums ( Ocean Dr. ‘17 / LYRA ‘19 / EUPHORIA ‘21 ) and four singles ( Shelter ‘16, Shallow Waters ‘18, Bag of Bones ‘18, Waiting ‘21 ). Consistently bending sounds and mastering their craft in their home studio in Bellingham, Wa. ( Cavern Audio ) where they have been building their library of tunes to share with willing ears. On the parallel, they have been relentlessly performing energetic live shows along the West Coast in efforts to connect with people and build their fan base, grassroots. They find influences through bands like Passafire, The Expendables, The Police, The Beatles, Sublime, and many more great bands.
Fusing many types of reggae with hints of pop, funk, soul and RnB, Collection of Lone Souljahs play music that comes from the heart and is made to lift your spirit.