Dirty Heads release “Celebrate” video | Top Shelf Reggae

Earlier this week, Dirty Heads dropped a new music video for the track “Celebrate”, featuring The Unlikely Candidates. This song was the second single off their latest, widely successful and eclectic sixth studio album, Swim Team. “Celebrate” hits home for any DH fans that have been along for the ride since their first album, Any […]

Pato Banton at Whiskey A Go Go | Top Shelf Reggae

On Friday January 5th, Pato Banton & the Now Generation headlined the show at the iconic Whiskey A Go-Go. They were supported by High Quality Porn Music, Tracy Ann Lisa, Living Out War, The Bleeskiez, Josh Washington, and Irie Empire Dub Sound System (ft. Fat Horn from Inhale and Ras Ranger and Skunk Dub). The […]

Cali Roots announces final 2018 artists | Top Shelf Reggae

Today’s the day. It’s finally here – the fourth and final installment of the 2018 California Roots lineup! This year artist reveals went down a little differently, allowing the avid reggae and rap enthusiast to see what each day’s rundowns were way ahead of schedule. (Normally, this information is unveiled the week or two leading […]

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

Katchafire release second track & video, “Way Beyond” | Top Shelf Reggae

New Zealand roots-reggae maestros' Katchafire release their second single and video “Way Beyond,” from Katchafire's forthcoming fifth studio album. The track is engineered by five-time Grammy winner James 'Bonzai' Caruso (Damian & Stephen Marley, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Ice-T). Vocalist, songwriter, drummer, percussion and guitarist, Leon Davey shares, “This song, Way Beyond, has come about from […]

Street Pharmacy releases “Roaming Souls” single | Top Shelf Reggae

Following up on their fifth full-length album, Pharmanomics, Ontario-based triad Street Pharmacy gives fans a taste of what’s to come on CD #6 with “Roaming Souls” – a reggae-rock tribute to believing in oneself. Street Pharmacy has made a name for themselves over the years as true DIY-ers, self-funding their reggae-inspired Legacy of Rudy album […]

Victor Rice “Smoke” album review | Top Shelf Reggae

Renowned producer and musical engineer, Victor Rice, has squeezed another solo full-length LP in between his other projects – projects that include production work for The Slackers, Easy Star All Stars, The Toasters and more. Over 20 years Rice has been in the business of making music (and making music well), migrating from his New […]

Jungle Man Sam drops “Dive Deep” single | Top Shelf Reggae

Toronto, Canada is the last place you think of when you hear ‘jungle man’. Indeed, Jungle Man Sam holds down a Canadian reggae presence, with music infused with pop, dance, soca, reggaeton and more. Seemingly born wanderlust, JMS transposes sounds from his exotic travels into song, serving his listeners a sweet slice of cultural pie […]

Pepper’s acoustic performance of “Around” | Top Shelf Reggae

Pepper from Kailua-Kona, HI performing their original song “Around” live at the Sugarshack Recording Compound in Bonita Springs, FL. Episode #246 of the Sugarshack Acoustic Live Music Series. Tags: videos, sugarshack sessions, pepper, acoustic, Source: https://topshelfreggae.com/video/peppers-acoustic-performance-of-around Top Shelf Reggae | The people’s source for reggae rock news, reviews, and videos.

3rd Cali Roots 2018 lineup announced | Top Shelf Reggae

The holidays have come early, folks – the Cali Roots crew has released another artist announcement! Festival-lovers get to swallow another big bite of the 9th Annual California Roots rundown, just in time to add passes to their Christmas wish lists. If you have yet to consider Cali Roots as your Memorial Day destination this […]

2018 GRAMMYS Best Reggae Album Nominees are in | Top Shelf Reggae

The GRAMMYS brings together performers, industry representatives, and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in musical recordings and performances from the previous year. The GRAMMYS are generally recognized as the highest honor given to musicians. This year is no exception. Not only are more reggae artists of different sub-genres being recognized, […]

One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2018 revealed | Top Shelf Reggae

It’s the most exciting Southern California event, and it’s officially taken shape – One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2018 is here, ladies and gentlemen! Back in its third year, One Love returns to the LBC bigger and badder than ever this upcoming February 10th and 11th, 2018. With breathtaking views of the Queen Mary ocean […]

Gisto to drop “OMW” LP | Top Shelf Reggae

Trap/hip hop artist Gisto is on his way to releasing his sophomore album OMW, exactly one year after his Orbitz EP blasted his career higher than his clientele. Stemming from critical acclaim even before his 2012 debut album dropped, Gisto’s hustling nature and dope beats have scored him stage time with some of the most […]

House of Reggae Pt. 192 – Alton Ellis Special

Get ready like Uncle Freddy for this special extended tribute to one of my favourite Jamaican artists who back in the rocksteady era was the only singer to make hit records at both Treasure Isle and Studio 1 and whose soulful tenor voice soothed a nation with songs of love and heartache alongside calls for […]

A chat with Katchafire about their new single “Addicted” | Top Shelf Reggae

New Zealand eight-piece band and veterans in the reggae scene, Katchafire, just released an absolute beauty of a single from the long-awaited forthcoming album. Their first recording of 2017, titled “Addicted”, has finally been released. “It’s sounding great to our ears and we can't wait to share the music with everybody.” This track beautifully captures […]

Tatanka drops “Love Is Medicine” single | Top Shelf Reggae

Colorado-based band Tatanka is at it again, with all the bells and whistles coming out of the woodwork with their new single, “Love Is Medicine”. And, what would woodwork be without trees? Tatanka strikes a 420-friendly stance, layering even their most pop-influenced tracks with trippy, stoner dub and psychedelic sound effects. Back to that in […]

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 […]

Reggae Rise Up reveals first-round 2018 artists | Top Shelf Reggae

Back in its 4th year, St. Petersburg’s Reggae Rise Up has taken shape for 2018! For the first time ever, this riveting reggae extravaganza has switched to a three-day format, meaning that 2018 concertgoers are about to experience the most elaborate Reggae Rise Up yet!  …2018 concertgoers are about to experience the most elaborate Reggae […]

Desert Oasis: Day One | Top Shelf Reggae

Desert Oasis, the newest fest to join the Coachella festival family, began its inaugural journey on a bright and hot early October afternoon. Despite extreme Indio temperatures, festivalgoers filled the Empire Polo Club grounds fast as the best acts in reggae, ska, Latin and hip hop took to the three erected stages. Courtney Chambers kicked […]