Top 5 2017 Occurrences In Dancehall

The year in Jamaican music has been rather eventful, as usual. From a myriad of success stories to inevitable controversies, this year in Jamaican music was rather eventful to say the least. Here’s our top 5 moments that made 2017 a year we’ll forever cherish in our memories. Latest News

Top 30 Reggae Songs in 2017

Best songs of 2017 with Skarra Mucci, Samory I, Mista Savona, Courtney John, Kabaka Pyramid, Capleton, Sizzla, Hollie Cook, Jesse Royal and many more. Latest reggae articles by United Reggae Magazine

Desert Oasis 2017: Day Two | Top Shelf Reggae

Coachella's newest fest, Desert Oasis, brought the best in reggae, ska, rock 'n roll, rap and more back to the Empire Polo Club fairgrounds (after nearly a decade of country and EDM-pop stars). It was a nice change of pace, and Day One proved that BIG TIME. Back for more, festivalgoers lined the gate early […]

KAABOO 2017: Day Three | Top Shelf Reggae

After two full days of music, one would expect a festival to conclude with a mellow Sunday. Day three usually is painful for most festivalgoers for obvious reasons. Well, the 3rd Annual KAABOO Del Mar wasn't ready to stop the party. Day Three started with a skanking party for ska-reggae-alternative band Fishbone, followed by the […]

KAABOO 2017: Day Two | Top Shelf Reggae

Day Two KAABOO Del Mar turned out to be pure MAGIC. From start to finish, the day was filled with performances that truly brought the thunder. While One Drop was kicking off the Grandview DARENOTS were on each other's shoulders, The Tubes lead singer struggled out of a straight jacket, Garbage's Shirley Manson took the band […]

KAABOO 2017: Day One | Top Shelf Reggae

KAABOO Del Mar 2017 hit the ground running, with the full MIX-perience firing at all cylinders the minute the gates opened to the public on Day One. Looking around the grounds was almost overwhelming, with so much to take in: artists erecting enormous masterpieces, entertainers absolutely slaying each of the six stages, and hired acrobats […]

Dry Diggings 2017 | Top Shelf Reggae

We arrived to the first day of Dry Diggings later than originally planned, but we could still feel the excitement in the air as the sun began to set and Barrington Levy took the stage. The Expendables followed Barrington’s high-energy performance. They rocked the stage as always with shredding guitar solos. The beat-boxing rapper, Matisyahu […]

High & Mighty 2017: Day Two | Top Shelf Reggae

The inaugural High & Mighty Festival began with a bang, and the magic carried on over into Day Two in Garden Grove, California. Know-Madik took the stage first, and from what I hear, completely obliterated it with style, grace, and guest appearances. I hear this because the traffic north to OC from San Diego was […]

WOMAD 2017

Since the festival site location has reportedly now been secured until at least 2030, I’m already looking forward to next year’s event. Latest reggae articles by United Reggae Magazine

High & Mighty 2017: Day One | Top Shelf Reggae

Walking through the gates of the first annual High and Mighty Festival presented by KLOS was more like entering into the festival you've always dreamed of: free beer in an extensive craft beer garden to the right, a towering Yo-yo swing ride to the left, and two side-by-side stages waiting patiently in the distance to […]

Cali Roots 2017: Day Three | Top Shelf Reggae

The final day of California Roots 2017 had arrived, but what a Sunday Funday it turned out to be! With the best music on the horizon, everyone arrived at the Monterey Fairgrounds stoked. First up was Ballyhoo!, followed by RDGLDGRN on the Bowl Stage and Roots of Creation kicking off the OG Stage. Jah9 poured […]

A talk with Tribal Theory at Cali Roots 2017 | Top Shelf Reggae

Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae catches up with Tribal Theory at the 8th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival in Monterey, California. With their new single “Part Time Lovers” out and their Blackout Tour concluded, the band talks about what's ahead. For more Cali Roots 2017 coverage, check out the daily photo galleries, […]

Cali Roots 2017: Day Two | Top Shelf Reggae

Day Two was upon us. The initial nerves of Day One had subsided to nothing but good vibes, and what better way to start the day than with some morning yoga? Whether you were just entering the Monterey Fairgrounds for the first time, or you started the party with a raging Day One, the 8th […]

Jesse Royal interview at Cali Roots 2017 | Top Shelf Reggae

Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae recently interviewed reggae revival sensation Jesse Royal at this past California Roots Festival. Jesse Royal has his debut album dropping shortly, so he talks about what this means for his music, his fans, and his next move. For more Cali Roots 2017 coverage, explore our site for photos, interviews, […]

Day One Cali Roots 2017 | Top Shelf Reggae

The 8th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival was finally here! 2017 got good vibes going the minute the gates opened with high-energy, prime performances by SYNRGY, Skanks Roots Project, and Passafire. By midday, the Monterey fairgrounds was packed to capacity with vibrant reggae lovers who had traveled near and far to enjoy Day […]

Kash’d Out talks “The Hookup” at California Roots 2017 | Top Shelf Reggae

Top Shelf Reggae had the awesome opportunity to sit down with Kash'd Out while they were atttending California Roots 2017! Their brand-new full-length LP The Hookup happened to hit digital outlets while the Florida boys were at the festival, so tune in as they talk about their onsite album antics, their upcoming tour, and what's next for the band.  Tags: videos, […]