House of Reggae Pt. 164 – Single Syllable Patois Special

Step this way for another hour of fine Jamaican music, where today I’m celebrating the abbreviated colloquialisms and sayings that regularly turn up in many reggae song titles in the House of Reggae’s single syllable patois special… Eek A Mouse – Wa Do Dem Carl Meeks – Weh Dem Fah Desmond Dekker – A It […]

Zahira releases “Mystic One” single | Top Shelf Reggae

I was surprised when I pressed play, shocked even, confused how a young lady reigning from Canada could sound so 'grassroots' and earthy. Residence aside, pleasure quickly ensued as I tuned into Zahira's new single “Mystic One”. I was baffled by the sound. I kept listening for what seemed like forever. I still could not wrap […]

Tifa drops “JA Party” single | Top Shelf Reggae

Dancehall diva, Tifa, is ready to get the party started with her latest summery single “JA Party” – a track about, well, the finer things in life. The song is the second in sequence to hit digital outlets off Tifa's forthcoming 15-track album, set to be available later this summer, after her bangin’ “Buss A […]

WORLD SINGLE PREMIERE: Omik “Uncertain Love” | Top Shelf Reggae

Omik, born Kimo Carpenter, brings a special blend of island vibes, traditional reggae riffs and west coast sounds to create his unique, up-and-coming style. This seems fitting, considering the LA-resident migrated to the mainland from his Hawaii home to continue his musical journey. After teaming up with fellow Mensch House Records and Island Empire friends, […]

WORLD SINGLE PREMIERE: Brother Jerome “Hustle” | Top Shelf Reggae

New York-based reggae-fusion band Brother Jerome has officially launched their debut full-length album Progress as of today! In celebration of its release, this funky reggae four-piece is premiering on Top Shelf Reggae their inaugural single off the album, “Hustle” – a track about, well, hustling. In this life, we need to take time to smell […]

Ben Barbic debuts “On My Mind” single | Top Shelf Reggae

Reggae solo artist Ben Barbic is back with his latest hip hoppy love ballad “On My Mind” off Rebel Sound Records. This is the first single for Barbic fans to enjoy since his full-length album The Takeoff took to the airwaves last November (following an EP release in June). Ben Barbic is certainly pumping out the […]

Katchafire drops new single “Love Today” | Top Shelf Reggae

It’s no secret that big inspiration often comes from true love, something that New Zealand’s award winning superstars, Katchafire can certainly attest to in their latest release titled “Love Today.” The track stays true to Katchafire’s tried and tested formula of classic roots reggae, R’n’B and funk, as the track delivers another all-out sensory assault […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stick Figure drops new single “Above the Storm” | Top Shelf Reggae

Music fanatics worldwide were captivated when on November 13, 2015, renowned California reggae band Stick Figure released their new album Set In Stone to critical acclaimed reviews. Featured on Top Shelf Reggae among many other notable platforms and received to rave recognition and extolled acknowledgements, Set In Stone, is the perfect addition to any serious […]

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 […]

New SOJA single “Bad News” | Top Shelf Reggae

It's been awhile since we've heard anything new from Virginia natives SOJA. Their 2016 release Live From Virginia was a nice little additional to their library, however fans are getting antsy for new music. Released on YouTube on May 24th, SOJA unleashed their new single titled “Bad News” announcing it on social media, “There are […]