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 […]

House of Reggae 2012 Annual

It’s the final show of the year, and I’ve got my traditional round up of some of my favourite tunes that have been released in the last 12 months, so pour yourself a big glass of Jamaican sorrel, cut yourself a chunky slice of sticky fruitcake and make yourself at home as it’s time for […]

House of Reggae 2013 Annual

It’s that time of the year to look back and take stock of the last 12 months and enjoy some of the great music which has been released. So plump up the cushion, pour yourself a large glass of your favourite tipple and settle in for the House of Reggae’s 2013 Annual… Addis Pablo – […]

House of Reggae 2014 Annual

Welcome aboard for my end of year round-up where I get to delve into the past 12 months of reggae releases and pick out some of my favourite tunes. So plump up the cushion, pour yourself a large glass of something seasonal and let me entertain you with the House of Reggae’s 2014 Annual… Tarrus […]

House of Reggae 2015 Annual

Season’s Greetings and welcome in for another hour of fine Jamaican music, where tradition has it in this final show of the year, I round up my favourite new releases of the last 12 months, while of course adding in a little information, detail and trivia along the way, while you just put your feet […]

House of Reggae 2016 Annual

Welcome in for this year’s final selection of fine Jamaican music, so put on your diamond socks and your comfy slippers and pour yourself a glass of your favourite tipple while I trawl through the last 12 months of new reggae releases and pick out some of my favourite tunes for your listening pleasure in […]

8th Annual Grand Point North announced | Top Shelf Reggae

Back in its 8th year, Grand Point North Festival is set to rock Burlington, Vermont's Waterfront Park once again this upcoming 15th and 16th of September, 2018. A brainchild of GRAMMY-nominee Grace Potter, Grand Point North's grassroots ethos brings together both big bands and local talent to synthesize the alt-americana industry at its finest. Naturally, […]

Rototom Sunsplash promotes 25th Annual on the road | Top Shelf Reggae

In celebration of Rototom Sunsplash's 25th Annual event this August, the international reggae festival of all festivals is taking to the road, visiting five European countries and over a dozen Spanish cities ahead of the big event. Rototom Sunsplash, for those who are unaware, is Europe's largest and most intensive reggae festival, stretching an impressive […]

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 […]

Experiencing the 1st Annual Boomshaka Festival | Top Shelf Reggae

As numbing gusts of wind blew in every direction across the parking lot of San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center (formerly Sports Arena), Boomshaka Festival attendees quickly sought shelter inside on Monday February 19th, 2018. A festival on a Monday, you ask? Unorthodox, true, yet it did happen to be President’s Day – a day […]

25th Annual Rototom Sunsplash takes shape | Top Shelf Reggae

The first announcement unveiling the initial artists signed onto Rototom 25 is finally here! As of this morning, Spain’s Rototom Sunsplash, otherwise known as the biggest European reggae extravaganza of all time, has taken shape for reggae-lovers far and wide. Situated on the breathtaking Costa Azahar Mediterranean beaches of Benicassim, Rototom is not your regular […]

1st Annual Desert Oasis Recap | Top Shelf Reggae

The sun was shining bright and the temperature was hot for the 1st Annual Desert Oasis Music Festival in Indio, California on October 7 and 8. The lineup revolved around reggae and rock, with Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley headlining on Saturday and Rebelution headlining Sunday. The festival started each day at 2PM. The first band […]

The 3rd Annual KAABOO MIX-perience | Top Shelf Reggae

What to say about the third annual KAABOO Del Mar Festival… what not to say, rather? Being stationed on the coastline of sunny San Diego in mid-September is not a bad place to be in the first place, let alone reveling in celebrities and surprises, with everyone around you having the time of their lives. […]

2nd Annual Rootfire at the Park announced | Top Shelf Reggae

Returning in its second year to Cocoa Riverfront Park, Rootfire at the Park has officially taken shape! Extended to three days this November 10th-12th in Cocoa, Florida, RATP 2017 stands as exponentially more than a typical music festival – it’s a true outdoor experience. Lineup aside, this particular fest thrown by Rootfire, Deuterman Productions and Ineffable […]

The 1st Annual High & Mighty Fest | Top Shelf Reggae

Last weekend, on September 5th and 6th, KLOS presented the very first annual High & Mighty Fest in sunny Garden Grove, California. The line-up consisted of a perfect combination of some of the most talented reggae, rock, and hip-hop artists. However, this festival had a lot more to offer than just a great weekend of […]

The 24th Annual Rototom Sunsplash | Top Shelf Reggae

Reggae is universal. It transcends international borders like no other musical genre. Whether in the form of Caribbean dancehall, island dub, American reggae-rock, African dance, or UK reggae ska, there’s a significant reggae backbeat embedded in Western culture. And, there is a rising number of reggae festivals popping up in Asian countries as well! For […]

3rd Annual Dry Diggings Festival Announced | Top Shelf Reggae

Everybody’s favorite fall festival is back for its third year of reggae beats and brews, tucked away in the serene Sierra Nevada Mountains. That’s right – the 3rd Annual Dry Diggings Festival has taken shape! About 45 minutes east of Sac town is Placerville, California: home of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, who has hosted […]

33rd Annual Reggae on the River takes shape | Top Shelf Reggae

The 33rd Annual Reggae on the River Festival (ROTR) has announced its proper reggae lineup, including Sly & Robbie, Marcia Griffiths, Kabaka Pyramid & The Bebble Rockers, Lutan Fyah & The Riddim Rebels, Dezarie, Nattali Rize and many more for a sweet four-day weekend of incredible reggae music. Reggae on the River is renowned for […]

Costa Rica’s 7th Annual Jungle Jam | Top Shelf Reggae

Pura vida. Stepping off the plane in Costa Rica, it's one of the first things that you hear. “Pura vida!” Exclaims the taxi driver outside the terminal, as you pile into what you figure is a normal hour-long commute after a half a day of traveling. “Pura vida!” You shout back, not really knowing if […]

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 […]

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 2016 Annual

Welcome in for this year’s final selection of fine Jamaican music, so put on your diamond socks and your comfy slippers and pour yourself a glass of your favourite tipple while I trawl through the last 12 months of new reggae releases and pick out some of my favourite tunes for your listening pleasure in […]

House of Reggae 2012 Annual

It’s the final show of the year, and I’ve got my traditional round up of some of my favourite tunes that have been released in the last 12 months, so pour yourself a big glass of Jamaican sorrel, cut yourself a chunky slice of sticky fruitcake and make yourself at home as it’s time for […]