The Movement at The Attic | Top Shelf Reggae

The night of March 28th, 2018 began with all of us 'certifed MVMT junkies' relaxing like royalty in the downstairs bar and lounge area of The Attic in downtown Ybor City of Tampa, FL. As we went our separate ways before the show began and openers Signal Fire hit the stage, The Movement members strolled […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Jah Bouks “Trod On” | Top Shelf Reggae

Top Shelf Reggae is pleased to unveil the world premeire of Jah Bouks' latest music video, “Trod On”. The track consists of heavenly harmonies, African rhythms and diplomatic lyrics to render this year's greatest 'act right' anthem. Born in Winchester, a suburb of St. Thomas, Jamaica, Jah Bouks started playing music at age 12 to […]

3rd Annual Festival at the Farm takes form | Top Shelf Reggae

If you plan on being in Massachusetts on September 15th and 16th, then here’s the latest scoop: the 3rd Annual Festival at the Farm (FatF) will be returning to Prowse Farm in Canton this year, thanks to Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs and Six Chair Productions. The festival grounds are located on an expansive 44-acre […]

KAABOO Texas announced for 2019 | Top Shelf Reggae

Back in its fourth year at the famous Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, California, KAABOO Del Mar marks the end of summer with an annual mid-September party too good to pass up. Boasting a 'rock-centered' focus, KAABOO brings forth all kinds of acts from nearly every musical genre – albeit, the finest – throughout […]

Long Beach Dub Allstars at SeaLegs | Top Shelf Reggae

SeaLegs at the Beach in Huntington Beach kicked off Season 3 of their Reggae Sunday’s on March 18th with Long Beach Dub Allstars, CAL1FA and Special C, hosted by Nug Radio and Vice TV's Ras Mike. Special C started the day off, getting everyone pumped and ready for the day. Then, Long Beach Dub Allstars […]

WORLD SINGLE PREMIERE: Brother Jerome “Hustle” | Top Shelf Reggae

New York-based reggae-fusion band Brother Jerome has officially launched their debut full-length album Progress as of today! In celebration of its release, this funky reggae four-piece is premiering on Top Shelf Reggae their inaugural single off the album, “Hustle” – a track about, well, hustling. In this life, we need to take time to smell […]

Kaya Fest Preparty at Garden Amp | Top Shelf Reggae

The 2nd Annual Kaya Festival may be right around the corner this April 28th and 29th, but the celebration of everthing herbal officially started as of March 24th with the Kaya Fest Preparty, hosted by Nug Radio and Vice TV's Ras Mike at Garden Grove's Garden Amphitheatre. With the sun high in the sky on […]

Tomorrows Bad Seeds release “Trinity” video | Top Shelf Reggae

SoCal scenery and postive vibrations overflow in the newest music video for “Trinity” from South Bay reggae-rock collective Tomorrows Bad Seeds. From their start in 2004, TBS has consistently been a cornerstone of the Cali reggae movement, combining reggae with rock with pop with hip hop to render one of the top sounds in the […]

Fortunate Youth at Glass House | Top Shelf Reggae

On March 15, 2018 Fortunate Youth’s Wicked Awesome Spring Tour with Tatanka and Ballyhoo! made a stop at the Glass House Concert Hall in Pamona, CA. Tatanka got the night started; it was my first time hearing them and I really enjoyed myself! Next, was Ballyhoo! and they were on fire, as always, even pulling […]

Mellow Mood “Large” album review | Top Shelf Reggae

Italy's premiere reggae roots band, Mellow Mood, is taking a stance against capitalism, materialism and fake news in their forthcoming full-length LP Large, out April 6th off La Tempesta Dub and Believe Distribution Services. Fueled with frustration over the current state of global affairs, this Italian five-piece is calling for unity, equality and, at the […]

Reggae in the Desert to hit Vegas | Top Shelf Reggae

Celebrate rhythms of the Caribbean with Ls Vegas' upcoming Reggae in the Desert! Back by popular demand, this island party is one full day of reggae fun at Nevada's Clark County Amphitheater kicking off at the crack of noon this June 9th, 2018. Like you needed another reason to flock to Viva Las Vegas, anyway… […]

KAABOO Del Mar 2018 revealed | Top Shelf Reggae

Few festivals have escalated through the ranks as fast and ferocious as San Diego's KAABOO Del Mar. Over the past three years, KAABOO has been a milestone for the renowned Del Mar fairgrounds, welcoming only the best acts in music, comedy, cuisine and couture. Guests are dazzled the minute they step through the gates and […]

Josh Henrichs at The Observatory OC | Top Shelf Reggae

One February 24th, Josh Heinrichs headlined a sold-out show in the Constellation Room at The Observatory OC in Santa Ana, California. Josh was supported by opening bands White Glove Service and The Steppas, both of which got the packed crowd going and ready for Josh to take the stage. This was my first time seeing […]

Rototom 2018 announces second-wave artists | Top Shelf Reggae

Europe's most renowned reggae roots party Rototom Sunsplash is gearing up for 2018, with second-wave artists joining an already all star lineup. Situated beside the Mediterranean Sea, Rototom stretches seven days of pure reggae enjoyment on the sandy shores of Benicassim (Castellon, Spain). Ibiza might stand as the official party island of Spain, but an […]

Ben Barbic debuts “On My Mind” single | Top Shelf Reggae

Reggae solo artist Ben Barbic is back with his latest hip hoppy love ballad “On My Mind” off Rebel Sound Records. This is the first single for Barbic fans to enjoy since his full-length album The Takeoff took to the airwaves last November (following an EP release in June). Ben Barbic is certainly pumping out the […]

Boomshaka Festival 2018 | Top Shelf Reggae

To say that the first annual Boomshaka Festival in San Diego, California was a success would be a massive understatement. Despite landing on a Monday holiday, this President's Day fest packed Valley View Casino Center with wall to wall attendees ready for a roots party to remember. Hosted by 94.9 radio personality DJ Carlos Culture, […]

Protoje presents “Bout Noon” lyric video | Top Shelf Reggae

Reggae revival artist Protoje unveils a taste of his upcoming album with the lyrical video for its fist single, “Bout Noon”, with animated visuals by Ikem Smith. This is the first new music Protoje has released since his premiere album Ancient Future launched his career back in 2015. Produced by Winta James and Lamont “Monty” Savory, […]