FOUREVER1 drops “On My Way” single with EP on the way | Top Shelf Reggae

What's better than one iconic reggae-pop superstar? Four sisters slaying the genre together. FOUREVER1, comprised of 23-year-old identical quadruplets, have taken the music business by storm after pairing with manager and producer Randy Jackson to release their introductory single “All About Tonight” back in 2016. The sister supergroup has since amiably parted ways with Jackson, […]

7 Irrefutable reasons to attend KAABOO Cayman | Top Shelf Reggae

The fastest growing festival in southern California is soon to be the fastest growing chain throughout the world. That's right, KAABOO Del Mar is branching out of its SoCal bubble following four successful years at the Del Mar Racetrack in sunny San Diego. Before the 5th Annual hits in mid-September, festival owners have proudly announced […]

Burritos at Tiki Bar Costa Mesa | Top Shelf Reggae

On December 22nd, Burritos the Band headlined a show at The Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa. The show opend up with Los Nauticals, who got the crowed warmed up and ready for the night. Next came Tunnel Vision;  it’s always awesome to get to see these guys play. The night closed out with Burritos the […]

Spliff Vision: New Year, new vision | Top Shelf Reggae

San Pedro's Spliff Vision is ready to ring in the New Year with new music! Recently released singles include “Feeling Of Love” and “Feeling Of Dub”, the dub version of the aforementioned. Although not the first recorded works from the band, both of these tracks were recorded at California Sound Studios in Lake Forest, CA and produced […]

The 60 Best Reggae Songs of 2018

Best songs of 2018 with New Town Kings, Sean Paul, Major Lazer, Lutan Fyah, Kabaka Pyramid, Naomi Cowan, Alborosie, Chronixx, Protoje, Nesbeth and many more. Latest reggae articles by United Reggae Magazine

Unbelievable Coachella 2019 lineup unveiled | Top Shelf Reggae

The bellweather of all music and arts festivals really went big for their 20th annual. That's right, Coachella – one of the grandfathers of the modern festival movement – returns to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California for a celebration two decades in the making. Ever since its inaugural year in 1999, Coachella walked […]

Envision 2019 coming to Costa Rica | Top Shelf Reggae

Attending a festival is a mental escape, to say the least. But, can you even imagine a life-changing musical weekend experience in an exotic foreign setting? That's next level. Enter, Envision Festival – Costa Rica's fastest growing music and arts festival! Stationed at the southern tip of the country on the Pacific side, Envision offers […]

House of Reggae Pt. 108 – Old Time Lyrics Special

It’s time for another trip down memory lane, as today I’m delving deep into the rich traditional lyrical songs of Jamaica that have been passed down through the decades and adapted and updated into ska, reggae and dancehall versions in the House of Reggae’s Old Time Lyrics Special… Ranking Joe – Oh What A Night […]

Roots of Mine fundraises with “Anna” single | Top Shelf Reggae

Nothing is more heartwrenching than watching your loved ones struggle, especially when it comes to health. Roots of Mine, a reggae-rock band out of Los Angeles, dedicates their latest single “Anna” to those battling cancer and debilitating diseases, with 100% of the profits going to cancer charities! The song, despite delivering hope to those afflicted […]

House of Reggae Pt. 109

It’s time for another 60 minute celebration of fine Jamaican music, which will include something old, something new, something borrowed and some rhythm n blues… The Silvertones – Rejoice Jah Jah Children Lee Perry & The Silvertones – Finger Mash Red Dragon – Duck Dance Little Twitch – Every DJ Have To Burst Vybz Kartel […]

House of Reggae Pt. 110 – Village Special

I’m opening the doors today for the whole community to come in and enjoy 60 minutes of fine Jamaican music that will either tell a great story or feature a particular character or facet of life in the House of Reggae’s Village Special… The Tennors – Hopeful Village Sugar Minott – Lamb’s Bread (Let Go […]

Sammy Johnson shines in ‘Moonlight Lovers’ EP | Top Shelf Reggae

Sammy Johnson's latest EP, Moonlight Lovers, is a tasteful blend of vibrant drums, twinkling guitar strums and soulful backdrop vocals that provide an overall essence of loveliness, enriched with Johnson's own touching harmonies. Moonlight Lovers is an EP bound to make the heart flutter, head nod and hips sway throughout its entirety. Each track glides […]

House of Reggae Pt. 111

It’s time to take another lucky dip into the bag of fine Jamaican music and see what prizes await us today in an hour long show of trivia and tunes… Hopeton Lewis – Let Me Come On Home The Itals – Time Will Tell Louie Culture – Judgement Fi Babylon Errol Dunkley & Ranking Dread […]

House of Reggae Pt. 112 – 1950’s Special

Today we’re taking a journey right back to the birth of recorded music in Jamaica, to give a few nods of appreciation in the direction of the groundbreaking artists, producers and sound system owners who built from scratch the foundations of which everything that followed has been based on, as it’s time for the House […]

Common Kings “One Day” EP review | Top Shelf Reggae

Coming off their successful GRAMMY-nominated album, Lost In Paradise, Common Kings resurrects with a victorious EP One Day that features the likes of acclaimed reggae artists Stephen Marley, Matisyahu, ¡MAYDAY! and Kat Dahlia. This EP highlights the lightheartedness of Common Kings through their joyful reggae rhythms juxtaposed to the social commentary in their lyrics. The mix of […]

Bret Bollinger b-day show at Tower 12 | Top Shelf Reggae

In true Ohana fashion, Bret Bollinger celebrated his birthday at Tower 12 in Hermosa Beach, CA on November 28th. Joined by family, friends and fans, we were there to catch all of the excitement and help celebrate! Joining the fun were Bret’s family: his sister Maggie and her husband Chris, as well as his sister-in-law […]

House of Reggae Pt. 113

It’s that time to settle in again for another 60 minutes of fine music from the beautiful island in the sun, sweet Jamaica, so pick yourself a fresh mango to eat and chop open a coconut to drink and press that play button below… Original Survivors – Beautiful Land (JA) Kali Blaxx – Farmer Man […]

Pacific Dub releases “Riptide” single | Top Shelf Reggae

Whether you are cranking up the dial on the radio ready to hit the open highway chasing waves down the coast or you’re ankle deep in the kiddie pool you’ve fashioned into a makeshift oasis to hide from the winter, Pacific Dub’s latest single “Riptide”, produced by Ineffable Records, should definitely be added to your playlist. […]

House of Reggae Pt. 114 – History Special

Welcome aboard the time travel machine for a 500 year hill and gully ride through the centuries, as it’s time for the House of Reggae’s History Special… Early B – History Of Jamaica Shenley Duffus – Christopher Columbus Black Skulls – Black Slavery Days Mighty Diamonds & Papa Tullo – Morgan The Pirate Johnny Stray […]

House of Reggae Pt. 115

Welcome in for another 60 minute stroll through the picturesque surroundings of fine Jamaican music… The Ethiopians – I’m Gonna Take Over The Rulers – Let My People Go Kayla Bliss – Rock N Sway Brushy One String – Boom Bang Deng Eek A Mouse – For Hire & Removal The Ethiopians – Train To […]

The sky’s the limit for Skyler Lutes | Top Shelf Reggae

Ocean Beach, San Diego native Skyler Lutes continues to create his vision, which started out as a solo acoustic singer/songwriter to recording and producing his third album, followed by touring coast to coast. Skyler, who began playing open mics in San Diego, has just recently completed a U.S. tour which included 15 states and 33 […]

House of Reggae Pt. 116 – Numbers Special

Welcome aboard for another 3,600 seconds of fine Jamaican music, where today we’re going numerical and mathematical in the House of Reggae’s Numbers Special… The Paragons – My Number One Dennis Brown – What About The Half Delroy Wilson – One Two Three Stranger & Ken – Uno Dos Tres Culture – Two Sevens Clash […]

First single from Steel Pulse in 14 years | Top Shelf Reggae

What better way to ring in the New Year than with Steel Pulse's forthcoming album, Mass Manipulation. Steel Pulse strikes a powerful force of righteousness and historical diplomacy with their newest single which took 14 years in the making, “Stop You Coming and Come”. Steel Pulse took advantage of their time away from the studio […]

House of Reggae Pt. 117

Welcome in for another tea and biscuit festooned celebration of fine Jamaican music… The Melodians – Song Of Love Roy Panton – Endless Memory Roman Stewart – Fire At Your Heel The Sunshot Band – Dr Bash Neville Grant – Sick And Tired The Upsetters – Return Of Django The Heptones – Book Of Rules […]

Tash Sultana at The Shrine LA | Top Shelf Reggae

Closing out the North American leg of her Flow State World tour on December 1st, Tash Sultana performed a mesmerizing and energetic set at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, presented by Goldenvoice and with Aussie natives Ocean Alley as direct support. Opening the night with their #2 track titled “The Comedown” off their latest […]