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 […]

House of Reggae Pt. 114 – History Special

Welcome aboard the time travel machine for a 500 year hill and gully ride through the centuries, as it’s time for the House of Reggae’s History Special… Early B – History Of Jamaica Shenley Duffus – Christopher Columbus Black Skulls – Black Slavery Days Mighty Diamonds & Papa Tullo – Morgan The Pirate Johnny Stray […]

House of Reggae Pt. 115

Welcome in for another 60 minute stroll through the picturesque surroundings of fine Jamaican music… The Ethiopians – I’m Gonna Take Over The Rulers – Let My People Go Kayla Bliss – Rock N Sway Brushy One String – Boom Bang Deng Eek A Mouse – For Hire & Removal The Ethiopians – Train To […]

House of Reggae Pt. 116 – Numbers Special

Welcome aboard for another 3,600 seconds of fine Jamaican music, where today we’re going numerical and mathematical in the House of Reggae’s Numbers Special… The Paragons – My Number One Dennis Brown – What About The Half Delroy Wilson – One Two Three Stranger & Ken – Uno Dos Tres Culture – Two Sevens Clash […]

House of Reggae Pt. 117

Welcome in for another tea and biscuit festooned celebration of fine Jamaican music… The Melodians – Song Of Love Roy Panton – Endless Memory Roman Stewart – Fire At Your Heel The Sunshot Band – Dr Bash Neville Grant – Sick And Tired The Upsetters – Return Of Django The Heptones – Book Of Rules […]

John Brown’s Body “Hard Man Fe Dead” official video | Top Shelf Reggae

This week, John Brown’s Body released their first official music video in their 20 years for “Hard Man Fe Dead,” the second single off their latest studio album Fireflies. The video which features Karim Israel from Arise Roots displays powerful visuals and heartfelt emotions that portrays the message of JBB’s respect for reggae legends. “Hard […]

House of Reggae Pt. 184 – Railway Special

Welcome aboard. I am your conductor for the next hour as we embark upon another journey through the heart of fine Jamaican music, so please have your tickets ready for inspection for the House of Reggae’s Railway Special… Soul Brothers – Last Train To Skaville Ken Boothe – The Train Is Coming The Gladiators – […]

Meta & the Cornerstones drops “HIRA” album | Top Shelf Reggae

With the world in such disarray, there has never been a more quintessential time to take in the messages of rootsy reggae music to counterbalance the stress of day-to-day life. Tidings of peace, love, and unity have never been more applicable, especially within the United States. With neighbor turning on neighbor, brother fighting brother, the […]

House of Reggae 2011 Annual

Another 12 months has passed by in the blink of an eye, so it must be time to look back, take stock and gather up some of the top tunes that have been shaking my musical tree, for the House of Reggae’s 2011 Annual… Mr Vegas feat. Shaggy & Josey Wales – Sweet Jamaica Tarrus […]

5th Annual Levitate Music Festival revealed | Top Shelf Reggae

The east coast festival scene is rapidly growing into a massive movement, with most events embracing reggae artists with open arms. One notable event on the rise is Massachusetts’ Levitate Music and Arts Festival – now in its 5th year! From its humble beginnings as a friendly community barbecue in 2013, LMF has skyrocketed its […]

House of Reggae Pt. 118 – Xterminator Special

The Xterminator label released some of the greatest roots music out of Jamaica throughout the 1990’s, and helped launch the careers of the likes of Capleton, Luciano and Sizzla, however the label’s owner and producer, Mr Philip ‘Fatis’ Burrell, very sadly passed away on the 3rd December 2011, so in tribute to his great contribution […]

A conversation with Iya Terra | Top Shelf Reggae

Los Angeles-based, roots reggae band, Iya Terra has been on the rise for the last four years with the goal of spreading conscious, positive music. So far, 2017 is shaping up to be the biggest year of all for them. They will be embarking on their first nation-wide tour supporting Fortunate Youth, Josh Heinrichs & […]

Protoje’s Blood Money Begs No Pardons

Every now and then, there comes a song that helps make sense of the world around us. Even if just for a minute, the song transports its listeners into the depths of an artiste’s mind and soul, giving a voice to far too frequently unspoken, muffled or suppressed thoughts and beliefs. Latest News

House of Reggae Pt. 119

Welcome in once again for another 60 minutes of fine Jamaican music, interspersed with a little bit of detail and trivia, which hopefully will keep you entertained, enthralled and maybe even enlightened… Leroy Smart – God Helps The Man Spiritual Movements – Serious Time The Maytals – Hold On Ras Demo – Make You Rock […]

House of Reggae Pt. 120 – Techniques Special

Singer, producer and record label owner Winston Riley died on the 19th January, and so today I’m paying my small tribute to the man who during his 50 year career released some of the biggest records and rhythms in reggae music, in the House of Reggae’s Techniques Special… Ansel Collins – Stalag 17 The Techniques […]