One Love 2017: Day Three | Top Shelf Reggae

As the weekend came to a close, One Love attendees gathered in front Long Beach's Queen Mary shipliner one last time, full of love and full of life, to experience the third and final day of the 2nd Annual festival. After rain and shine, mud and memories, the third day promised to continue the good […]

Chris Brown flexes Dancehall prowess with Konshens

Dancehall, the difficult to quantify and forever shape-shifting genre, finds Konshens consistently evolving with its sound yet remaining true to his core fanbase. With a little over a year since its debut, his single Bruk Off grabs an irresistible remix from RnB crooner Chris Brown. Latest News

The Expendables release “I Won’t Give Up” featuring Hirie | Top Shelf Reggae

After some social media teasers, Southern California’s own Expendables dropped their highly anticipated new collaboration I Won’t Give Up with reggae songstress Hirie. The track is definitely a more mature-sounding work The Expendables, whose most recent songs have combined hard-hitting surf rock with reggae undertones. The SoCal band perfectly balances Hirie’s soft vocals with increasing […]

House of Reggae Pt. 101

In another show crammed full of old time classics, fresh new music and miscellany background details, I’ll also be revealing which show has been the most popular House of Reggae podcast so far… Jah Woosh – Jah Is The Ruler Tarrus Riley – Shaka Zulu PIckney Alpheus – Far Away Jah Woosh – Chalice Blaze […]

House of Reggae Pt. 102 – Life Special

As a counteraction to the Death Special a few weeks ago, today I’ll be digging out an hour’s worth of tunes that celebrate the joys of being alive, while recognising the struggles it can take to survive, and like a good self help book, giving out some pertinent advice on how to live your life […]

Jon Wayne and The Pain album review | Top Shelf Reggae

Singer Jon Wayne, of Jon Wayne and The Pain, has overcome a circumstance that many people unfortunately never do. At 27-years-old, Jon was homeless, living on the streets, addicted to heroin and to alcohol. Fortunately for Jon, he was given another chance. He reached out to MusiCares and they gave him the tools to help […]

House of Reggae Pt. 103

It’s time to take another dive into the deep end of fine Jamaican music while occasionally coming up for air to comment on what’s being played, so grab your snorkel and flippers and press that play button below… Knowledge – Centry YT & Mr Williamz – Smiley Culture Sugar Minott – Herbman Hustling Burru Banton […]

Leilanni Wolfgramm “Change the World” ft. Jacob Hemphill & Fortunate Youth | Top Shelf Reggae

Leilanni Wolfgramm from Orlando, FL performing her original song “Change the World” featuring Jacob Hemphill and Fortunate Youth live at the Sugarshack Recording Compound in Bonita Springs, FL. Episode #202 of the Sugarshack Sessions Acoustic Live Music Series. Tags: videos, sugarshack sessions, soja, leilani wolfgramm, jacob hemphill, fortunate youth, Source: https://topshelfreggae.com/video/leilanni-wolfgramm-change-the-world-with-jacob-hemphill-fortunate-youth Top Shelf Reggae | […]

House of Reggae Pt. 104 – Drum Special

Today we’re going deep into the roots to hear the African inspired nyahbinghi sound, the pulsating and hypnotic bedrock of so many great Jamaican records, in the House of Reggae’s Drum Special… Karl Bryan & Count Ossie – Black Up Winston & Roy – Babylon Gone Folkes Brothers – Oh Carolina Bunny & Skitter – […]

House of Reggae Pt. 185

It’s time for another hour of fine Jamaican music where today I am paying tribute to three musical legends, vocalist and percussionist Noel ‘Skully’ Simms, trombonist Ronald ‘Nambo’ Robinson and ex-Tennor and Ital Ronnie Davis, who have all sadly passed away this year… Ronnie Davis – Jah Jah Jahovia Mellow Cats – Rock A Man […]

One Love 2017: Day Two | Top Shelf Reggae

The rain from Day One had officially subsided, and it was clear skies in Long Beach to not only start the second day of the 2nd Annual One Love Cali Reggae Festival, but to remain that way for the rest of the weekend! Returning back to the festival grounds, One Love staff worked diligently to […]

House of Reggae Pt. 105

Roll up roll up for another 60 minutes of fine Jamaican music, that has been hand picked and lovingly packaged for you here today on the premises… The Skatalites – Freedom Sounds Priest Herman – We Are Praying Louie Culture – Revolution Song Junior Byles – The Long Way Lee Perry – Longer Dub The […]

House of Reggae Pt. 106 – Answer Special

Today we’re going to have double the fun or even double the trouble as each tune I’ll be playing will be followed up by a counteraction, a contradiction or a continuation in the House of Reggae’s Answer Special… The Uniques – Let Me Go Girl Dawn Penn – I’ll Let You Go Dennis Brown – […]

House of Reggae Pt. 107

Step this way for another 60 minute stroll across the hills and valleys of fine Jamaican music… The Skatalites – Ska La Parisienne The Sharks – You Made Me Warm Risto Benji – Don’t Pirate It Queen Ifrica – Pot Still Haffi Bubble Max Romeo – Heads A Go Roll The Skatalites – Addis Ababa […]

House of Reggae Pt. 108 – Old Time Lyrics Special

It’s time for another trip down memory lane, as today I’m delving deep into the rich traditional lyrical songs of Jamaica that have been passed down through the decades and adapted and updated into ska, reggae and dancehall versions in the House of Reggae’s Old Time Lyrics Special… Ranking Joe – Oh What A Night […]

Nattali Rize announces new album | Top Shelf Reggae

Political activist, record producer, and worldwide musician, Nattali Rize, previously known as Natalie Magdalena Chilcote, has come a long way since her days as a street percussionist in New South Wales, Australia in the early 2000’s. She has since formed the group Blue King Brown, which quickly gained an international presence known for their strong […]

House of Reggae Pt. 109

It’s time for another 60 minute celebration of fine Jamaican music, which will include something old, something new, something borrowed and some rhythm n blues… The Silvertones – Rejoice Jah Jah Children Lee Perry & The Silvertones – Finger Mash Red Dragon – Duck Dance Little Twitch – Every DJ Have To Burst Vybz Kartel […]

House of Reggae Pt. 110 – Village Special

I’m opening the doors today for the whole community to come in and enjoy 60 minutes of fine Jamaican music that will either tell a great story or feature a particular character or facet of life in the House of Reggae’s Village Special… The Tennors – Hopeful Village Sugar Minott – Lamb’s Bread (Let Go […]

House of Reggae Pt. 111

It’s time to take another lucky dip into the bag of fine Jamaican music and see what prizes await us today in an hour long show of trivia and tunes… Hopeton Lewis – Let Me Come On Home The Itals – Time Will Tell Louie Culture – Judgement Fi Babylon Errol Dunkley & Ranking Dread […]

House of Reggae Pt. 112 – 1950’s Special

Today we’re taking a journey right back to the birth of recorded music in Jamaica, to give a few nods of appreciation in the direction of the groundbreaking artists, producers and sound system owners who built from scratch the foundations of which everything that followed has been based on, as it’s time for the House […]

Sol Seed “The Spark” album review | Top Shelf Reggae

As the web of reggae continues to be woven here in the United States, artists connect the past and present through songwriting that echoes a flowing engagement between modern and legitimate roots reggae tones. Too often is this pitch misrepresented as authenticity, and bands afraid to develop their own sound, for the most part don’t […]

House of Reggae Pt. 113

It’s that time to settle in again for another 60 minutes of fine music from the beautiful island in the sun, sweet Jamaica, so pick yourself a fresh mango to eat and chop open a coconut to drink and press that play button below… Original Survivors – Beautiful Land (JA) Kali Blaxx – Farmer Man […]

One Love 2017: Day One | Top Shelf Reggae

The day had finally come: Day One of the 2nd Annual One Love Festival was officially starting! Relocated from its original birthplace of Santa Ana, California to the oceanfront of Long Beach beside the majestic Queen Mary oceanliner, One Love 2017 promised the biggest names in the reggae-rock industry and no one could wait to […]