Collie Buddz new album details emerge | Top Shelf Reggae

Bermuda bred Collie Buddz just announced details on his new album. Titled Good Life, his second full length will arrive on May 19, 2017 on his own Harper Digital label and follows not so hot on the heels of 2007’s self titled album. Accompanying the exciting announcement, Collie released his three-minute title track produced by […]

3rd Annual KAABOO Festival announced | Top Shelf Reggae

San Diego's biggest and best festival is back, with a more amplified line-up than ever before! Del Mar's KAABOO Music and Arts Festival stands as a sophisticated 'MIX-perience': a synthesis of sound, culture, cuisine, art, and comedy. And, class – lest we forget. This isn't Coachella, marketed primarily to youngsters; this isn't Oldchella, lost on Gen Z […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 | […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 & […]

Nattali Rize’s new video “One People” | Top Shelf Reggae

Currently on tour supporting Tribal Seeds and Grammy nominated group Raging Fyah, Nattali Rize released new visuals earlier this month for her new single titled “One People”. Nattali Rize has been hitting the tour circuit hard the past few months while also wrapping up her new album slated for launch March 2017. Take a peek […]

Jon Wayne and The Pain new album and tour | Top Shelf Reggae

It’s been four years since Minnesota based national touring electronic reggae-dub band Jon Wayne and The Pain released their album Surrender; and they’ve packed a lot into the time between. They’ve gained much momentum over the years performing at California Roots, Wakarusa, Shangri-La and Summer Camp, but now the band is ready for a new […]

Raging Fyah Grammy Nomination | Top Shelf Reggae

Jamaica based roots reggae band, Raging Fyah, has been taking the world by storm since 2006. They ventured out of their hometown of Kingston, Jamaica and started touring the world. They developed a large fan-base in places like Europe, Costa Rica, Siberia, and areas of the South Pacific. However, it wasn’t until 2016 that the […]