SUNDUB drops ‘Burden of Love’ LP

Brooklyn-based band SUNDUB has officially dropped their debut album! Since formulating their smooth sound in 2013, these east coast reggae soldiers have been committed to spreading the good vibrations embedded in roots and Jamaican ska music to the masses, evident in their inaugural Burden of Love album. Available as of today on all digital outlets, Burden […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: SUNDUB “Burden of Love”

Hailing from Brooklyn, the soulful sounds of SUNDUB are finally coming to streaming outlets tomorrow with their inaugural single “Burden of Love”! The track, off the band's forthcoming debut album, features the talents of Easy Star All-Stars' Chronic Horns and Larry McDonald, not to mention that it was mixed by Steel Pulse's Sidney Mills! Quite […]

Victor Rice “Smoke” album review

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 […]

A sit down with Easy Star All Stars at Cali Roots 2017

Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae catches up with Easy Star All Stars before their premiere set at the 8th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival. The band’s Cali Roots performance kicks off an entire west coast tour, so learn the details about that, their next project and their thoughts on chilaquiles. And, don’t […]

Cali Roots 2017: Day Two

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Easy Star All-Stars announce new music and tour

Following a brilliant and hugely successful release of their rendition of Pink Floyd’s iconic album The Dark Side of the Moon in 2003, Easy Star All-Stars went back to the studio and released a reimagined cover of Radiohead’s OK Computer in 2006 titled Radiodread, which gained much praise from both reggae lovers and Radiohead-heads. Easy […]

Easy Star All-Stars Spring Tour 2016

Easy Star All-Stars had taken the task of covering one of the most recognized albums of all time and could have easily bitten off more than it can chew, but the execution of the 2003 Dubside of the Moon album was absolutely flawless. Easy Star All-Stars embraced the psychedelic nature of Pink Floyd, molded it […]

Sitting down with Easy Star All-Stars

Easy Star All-Stars has taken the task of covering one of the most recognized albums of all time and could have easily bitten off more than it can chew, but the execution of this album was absolutely flawless. Easy Star All-Stars embraced the psychedelic nature of Pink Floyd, molded it gently, easing in a bit […]

John Brown’s Body “Kings And Queens In Dub” album

John Brown’s Body proves once again that they are one of the leaders in the development of American reggae. The New York/Boston based band has just announced that they will release their most recent project, Kings And Queens In Dub, on April 7th. While the group’s last album bears much resemblance in name (Kings And […]

New label, new album, New Kingston

New York City’s prominent independant label Easy Star Records just grew a little larger last week as it announced it’s newest member of the family New Kingston. As one of the hardest working bands in the industry, New Kingston naturally fits in representing the Easy Star family with Easy Star All-Stars,  Passafire, Rebelution, Giant Panda […]

Unity Festival 2014: Day Three

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Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad ‘Steady’ album review

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, PANDA!, GPGDS, Giant Panda, whichever way you want to spin their name, the five piece East Coast natives will be releasing their latest studio album on September 30, 2014 titled Steady under the juggernaut indie label Easy Star Records. Founded over 15 years ago, the international label has under its […]

NorCal’s Unity Festival Sept. 12-14th

Summer isn’t over with the onset of September, especially not in the small town of Guerneville, California from the 12th through the 14th. Tucked away nicely on the Russian River above San Francisco and deep in wine country near the world-renowned Korbel Winery, is Guerneville Lodge – or the birthplace of reggae’s three-day Unity Festival. […]

Dub Side of the Moon 2014 Spring tour

Here at Top Shelf Reggae, Easy Star All-Stars has always held a special place in our hearts since their iconic release of Dub Side of the Moon in 2003 and Radiodread in 2006. These two all time favorites never really seemed to have left our playlists since their initial release. Easy Star All-Stars has racked […]

Dub Side of the Moon 10th anniversary

Easy Star All-Stars has racked up over 300,000 in sales alone Easy Star All-Stars will celebrate it’s 10th anniversary of it’s album Dub Side of the Moon which is their brilliant rendition of Pink Floyd’s legendary album The Dark Side of the Moon. Easy Star All-Stars has taken the task of covering one of the […]