The Autos debut “Trespass”, feat. Elliot Martin of JBB

Denver collaborative collective The Autos share their debut recording “Trespass” today on all digital outlets, following the track’s New Year’s Day premiere on Rootfire. And, what a way to start the year! 2020 has brought many challenges for all, yet hindered most were those trying to make ends meet in the art, music and film […]

Space Kamp unveils “Sunrays No Shade” music video

Space Kamp is back, with an all-new music video for their latest single “Sunrays No Shade”. The uplifting track couldn’t come at a better time, seeing as how 2020 is about to give way to the New Year — at last!! “Sunrays No Shade” was produced and recorded virtually in the summer of 2020, encapsulating […]

Get to know reggae rock band Brothers Within

I don’t know about you guys, but this pandemic thing has been rough on me. I’ve gone through highs and lows, but one thing I can tell you is that if I throw on some good reggae music, I am instantly transformed and ready to dance and sing. I know that when I am finally […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 11

Happy holidays! Celebrate the season with Top Shelf Music News and your holiday hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose. Not only are we talking about recent music releases (like Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift), but we’re having a Collie Jolly Christmas with special guest Collie Buddz! ‘Tis the season to be Collie, after all… With […]

Sammy Johnson drops “Cool & Easy” off forthcoming album

Island reggae-meets-R&B artist Sammy Johnson returns with the lead single and title track off his forthcoming album, Cool & Easy. The LP is set to launch off Mensch House Records January 22nd, 2021 — a relaxing and reassuring soundtrack for wintertime. Not only that, but after a year like 2020, Sammy Johnson’s Cool & Easy […]

The Late Ones protests current affairs in ‘Lately’ EP

Conscious reggae-hip hop hybrid band The Late Ones are here to finish off the year with their new four-song EP, Lately, dropped via Easy Star Records on December 4th. The EP is a prominent example of the three family members staying true to their own original style, genuinely coming into their own with an incredibly […]

Giant Walking Robots stimulates in ‘Out Into The Streets’ EP

Denver-based jam-tronica band Giant Walking Robots takes their reggae-infused anthems to the next level in their latest EP, Out Into The Streets. Comprised of four songs, the EP may be short and sweet, yet it packed with explosive talent from start to finish. Vibey, bassy and full of food for thought… welcome to the realm […]

Iration performs Del Mar drive-in show ahead of city shutdown

The Hawaiian-rooted, California-based alternative reggae rock band Iration joined the Concerts in Your Car series on December 5th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, following two other southern California shows in Anaheim and Ventura days prior. The band’s Coastin’ at the Drive-In Tour was the first the band has played live since releasing […]

Mezcal unveils “Love U” music video

Latin reggae-ska band Mezcal has recently dropped a music video to their “Love U” single — the first track they’ve done in English! The band out of Monterrey, Mexico felt the need to spread the good vibes north of the Border, producing a sweet and simple love song for English speakers everywhere. “If you love […]

Nattali Rize x Kumar is “Indestructible”

Activist reggae artist Nattali Rize teams with fellow soldier Kumar in her upcoming “Indestructible”, a single due out December 11th via Ineffable Records. This release follows the conclusion of the pair’s global sustainability campaign, an initiative successfully aiding Kumar’s mother’s prep school in rural Jamaica during the current COVID era. Now together in music, the […]

Collie Buddz craves home in “Close To You” single

Collie Buddz triumphantly returns in “Close To You”, a song about passion to round out an ultimately introspective year. As everyone hopes for a more blissful and prosperous 2021, Collie Buddz reminds us to count our blessings while staying true to ourselves in this upbeat new release. “Close To You” joins a compilation of life […]

TSM Artist #HotList: December 1st, 2020

Alexia Johnson for #TopShelfMusic here, with another TSM Artist #HotList! This week, we visit two artists from New York City, a pop reggae group from the Solomon Islands and indulge in some perspective with a Canadian rap artist. Let’s dive right in! “Higher” — Ronimus Ronimus is an artist hailing from New York City. Originally […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 10

Welcome to the pumpkin spice and everything nice edition of Top Shelf Music News, with your harvest hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose. Before you dive into Thanksgiving dinner with your loved ones, whether in-person or virtually, join us as we give thanks to new music and all of the happenings in the industry. From […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Blakkamoore “Tomorrow Belongs To Us”, feat. Alandon

Blakkamoore is back with a powerful lyric video for his “Tomorrow Belongs To Us” single, freshly off his latest Upward Spiral Deluxe Edition album. The song, featuring Alandon, begins with a symphonic register –sweet strings that play to listeners’ sense of safety — before dropping a stern reggae beat, insinuating time for action. “What’s the […]