Steel Pulse sits down with Top Shelf Music | Top Shelf Reggae

Steel Pulse members David Hinds and Selwyn Brown sit down with Top Shelf Music journalist Keela Sweeney following their Day One BeachLife Festival performance in Redondo Beach, California. With their long-awaited Mass Manipulation album out as of May 17th, Steel Pulse chats about the inspiration behind the album that took 15 years in the making […]

Superorganism at San Diego’s Music Box | Top Shelf Reggae

Tuesday night following an almighty Coachella, 420 and Easter weekend can render a lot of people of out commission, especially in southern California. All that said, San Diego Superorganism fans weren't about the hibernation, rolling into The Music Box in droves to attend the most tripped out band on the scene aside from The Flaming […]

Music Tastes Good 2018: Day Two | Top Shelf Reggae

The morning of Sunday, September 30th was filled with excitement, as Music Tastes Good attendees gathered once again at the fest's warterfront location in Long Beach. With musical jams to top the savory eats going on inside the Taste Tent, MTG Day Two was off to a great start with a mix of alternative, punk […]

Music Tastes Good 2018: Day One | Top Shelf Reggae

Day One of the 3rd Annual Music Tastes Good Festival, commemorating the life of the late Josh Fischel in Long Beach, started out Saturday, September 29th with temperate climates, eclectic tunes and sensational cuisine. Chefs from up and down the west coast were represented in the Taste Tent, with samples being consumed by the millisecond. […]

Looking back on Levitate Music Festival 2018 | Top Shelf Reggae

The east coast has a different air about their musical festivals than the west coast does. Both are valid experiences, both proffer the best of the best in arts and entertainment to the stage. However, festivals back east, like the annual Levitate Music and Arts Festival, have a certain sense of community that remains absent […]

New “Reggae Night” music video from Morgan Heritage | Top Shelf Reggae

Morgan Heritage releases a new music video today, called “Reggae Night.” The song is from Morgan Heritage’s latest hit album Avrakedabra. “Reggae Night” features DreZion and is a magnificent cover of Jimmy Cliff’s song. The vocals were recorded in a hotel in Zimbabwe. Morgan Heritage is made up of Peetah Morgan; Una Morgan on keyboards and vocals; Roy […]

Protoje “Blood Money” official music video | Top Shelf Reggae

Blood Money is the latest release from Jamaican reggae singer Protoje. The song lyrics provide hard-hitting, raw and unapologetic commentary on the current state of Jamaica, touching on recent grievances and social injustices that have afflicted Jamaican society. Protoje describes the air of discrimination, classism, and oppression prevalent in the Jamaican political landscape, calling out […]

Surrounded by the Sound Music & Arts Festival announced | Top Shelf Reggae

Reggae-rock lovers of the American East Coast are able to enjoy a growing number of festivals each year, expanding from the bicoastal pioneers behind California Roots: Carolina Sessions after their initial success of Monterey, California’s Cali Roots – now eight years in the making! Needless to say, the movement is quickly becoming unstoppable. Inspired by […]

VP Records bringing hot fyah to Apple Music | Top Shelf Reggae

VP Records has proudly announced their latest endeavor with Apple Music for its own specially curated playlists. VP will be providing dedicated playlist geared towards your interests and hopefully introduce music lovers to some new tracks while creating a more intimate connection through their carefully crafted lists. “The idea is simply to offer a selection […]

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 […]