Experiencing Katchafire’s Legacy Tour | Top Shelf Reggae

New Zealand natives and legendary roots reggae band Katchafire has been busy traveling the nation this past year on their Katchafire Legacy Tour: Celebrating Twenty Years of Fiyah! The tour started in the spring of 2017, where they hit several states spanning from the east to west coast with Hawaiian reggae band, Inna Vision. This […]

Stick Figure “In This Love” official video | Top Shelf Reggae

Stick Figure released a music video for “In this Love” off of their latest album Set in Stone, in support of their New Year’s Eve show announcement. “In This Love,” comes from the musical imagination of Scott Woodruff and creates a vibrant sonic soundscape and the music video reflects just that. The Rasta gradient overlay […]

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – R.O.A.R. video | Top Shelf Reggae

Coming this July 21, youngest son of reggae legend Bob Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley will release Stony Hill, the artist's first solo album since 2005’s Grammy Award winning Welcome to Jamrock. In advance of the album release, Damian Marley has shared a brand new video for the single “R.O.A.R.” and fall tour announcement. Tickets […]

House of Reggae Pt. 189

Welcome in for another hour of fine Jamaican music, chat and info… Culture – Two Sevens Clash Carlton & The Shoes – Never Let Go Courtney John – Southern Wind Errol Holt – Gimmie Gimmie Prince Far I – Zion Call Delton Screechie – Mix Up Midnight Riders – Cross The Border Fari Di Future […]

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 […]

The Holdup release new single “Solid” | Top Shelf Reggae

Since the critical acclaim success of their 2011 debut album titled Still Gold, reggae and music lovers have been clamoring and anxiously waiting for new music from California based reggae band The Holdup. Since releasing their debut album the band has garnered a great deal of commercial success and moved on to sell tens of […]

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 […]

Christos DC’s announces fourth album release | Top Shelf Reggae

Raised by parents who sang opera and taught voice professionally, Washington, D.C native Christos DC will release his fourth album titled Tessera, on July 28th through Honest Music.  “Love is the frequency of which the Creator works through one another” It was Christos' great respect for the music coming out of Kingston, Jamaica that led […]

Ammoye to shed “The Light” | Top Shelf Reggae

Jamaican/Canadian chanteuse Ammoye blends real-world issues with uplifting messages in her latest full-length album, The Light. Although the 17-track album has yet to hit digital outlets, Ammoye is already nominated for three Junos (the Canadian equivalent to the GRAMMYs), and is ready to take the world by storm. Each track represents Ammoye’s deep-rooted self worth, […]

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, […]

Lion Heights “Same Situation” album review | Top Shelf Reggae

There is a slight novelty aspect to the way the four-piece Texan band Lion Heights dazzle their listeners on their latest release to the world titled Same Situation. Their musical chops are undeniably, flashy versions of what you would hear come out of legendary artists like Bob Marley or Gregory Isaacs. The 11 track album loosely pays tribute […]

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 […]

House of Reggae Pt. 188 – Frankie Paul Special

Today I am paying tribute to Frankie Paul, one of the legendary singers of the dancehall, who sadly passed away last month aged just 51 years old. But back in the 1980’s and 90’s he was a one man record machine as he recorded dozens of albums and hundreds of singles, and so I’ve picked […]

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 […]

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, […]

Catching up with Collie Buddz at Cali Roots 2017 | Top Shelf Reggae

Kristy Rose from Top Shelf Reggae had the pleasure of sitting down with master, Mr. Collie Buddz at the festival of all reggae festivals, California Roots 2017. Learn about the new Collie Buddz Good Life album, his summer 2017 tour, and what's next for the Bermuda native. Tags: videos, interview, collie buddz, california roots, cali roots, […]