Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Introducing: Raphie

Hailing from Huntington Beach, CA, Raphie's style strives to achieve a late-70's, early-80's roots reggae vibe. My assessment: Mission Accomplished! Close your eyes and listen to either one of these tracks below, and immediately you're immersed in the iconic, rootsy, dubby style of reggae from that time period. My first thought when I heard Raphie was, "This kid sounds like a modern day Gregory Isaacs."

Phenomenal production quality and undeniably unique vocals are the cornerstone of this young up-and-comer's campaign to keep traditional roots reggae alive. Excited to listen to the rest of his upcoming album, "Roots Sensation," release date, TBD.