WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Double Tiger “Drop Sound”, feat. Slightly Stoopid

Double Tiger, aka Jay Spaker, is back in action premiering lead single “Drop Sound” off his forthcoming album today on Top Shelf Music before it hits digital outlets tomorrow! The song is the first to surface from sophomore album, The Journey, a much-anticipated follow-up to his debut solo venture Sharp & Ready, both off Easy […]

The Steppas return with “Stay” single

Hawaiian reggae staple The Steppas return from a brief dormancy with “Stay”, a song equally about loss and acceptance. The single off Easy Star Records follows a string of personal grievances for the band over the past few years, including the sudden and saddening death of longtime friend and band manager Kaliko Keawe’ehu. Not willing […]

Gentleman’s Dub Club drops “Use Me” video, feat. Kiko Bun

Following the success of their 2019 album Lost In Space off Easy Star Records, Gentleman’s Dub Club returns with a funky, reggae rendition of the Bill Withers hit “Use Me”. Joining the group on the cover is fellow UK reggae sensation Kiko Bun, who follows Withers’ 1972 Old Grey Whistle vocal live performance to a […]

Fyah Roiall explodes in “Energy” single

Up-and-coming Jamaican artist Fyah Roiall defies classification, mashing UK grime with American trap and dancehall into something new, dubbed ‘grimehall’. Grimehall — or traphall, depending on preference — is a rising trend for JA artists, taking modern twists from other parts of the world to mix with traditional Caribbean music, rendering edgy rap-reggae paired to […]

Mortimer debuts EP ‘Fight The Fight’

With recent credits on Protoje’s latest albums, Mortimer just debuted his new EP, Fight The Fight, and steps into the spotlight. The EP was released digitally in November, with physical CD and vinyl versions coming out officially January 31st, 2020. Mortimer’s first two offerings from the EP, titled “Careful” and “Lightning”, have already made great […]

The Green ‘Black & White’ album review

Reggae rock is defined by a handful of bands who have paved the way for the genre to grow into what it is today. Rebelution. Pepper. Iration. Of course, Slightly Stoopid. Yet, the breadwinners of the island reggae movement is undisputably The Green, surfacing in 2010 and not going under any time soon. Pepper traverses both […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: New Kingston “Fyah Nuh Hot Like You”

New Kingston is at it again, with their spicy new single “Fyah Nuh Hot Like You” available on all digital outlets as of tomorrow off Easy Star Records! That said, Top Shelf Reggae is proud to premiere the sizzling track from the Brooklyn band of brothers we all know and love a day early! “Fyah […]

Gentleman’s Dub Club blasts off with “Stardust”

London-based Gentleman’s Dub Club — known for their unique blend of dub, reggae, “dubtronica”  and ska — is a distinguishable group that has garnered international recognition and a singularly successful collaboration with The Nextmen. Gentleman’s Dub Club refocuses on something refreshing and out of this world, best exemplified in their forthcoming album Lost in Space. Set […]

Protoje releases “No Guarantee” feat. Chronixx

Jamaican reggae revival artist, Protoje, is about to unleash his long awaited new album called A Matter of Time this June 29th, following his hit 2015 LP Ancient Future. A Matter Of Time was made available for pre-order on May 18th, coinciding with the release of his fourth single “No Guarantee”, featuring fellow reggae revivalist and “Who […]

California Roots Vol. 2 vinyl available

Ever want to take Cali Roots home with you? Well, now you can capture the essence of the 9th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival with a limited edition vinyl, featuring a medley of 2018 performing artists! The California Roots Volume 2 vinyl follows in the footsteps of Vol. 1, with two sides of […]

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 […]

A chat with John Brown’s Body at Cali Roots 2017

Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae caught up with Tommy and Jay of John Brown’s Body outside the Rootfire booth at the 8th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival. JBB is still on the road promoting their Fireflies album that dropped in the fall, and Jay and Tommy talk about their favorite experiences along […]

Passafire set to release sixth full length album

Progressive reggae-rock pioneers Passafire will be releasing Longshot, their sixth full-length album – and third release on indie reggae powerhouse Easy Star Records – on May 12. The record is now available for pre-order, which includes two advance songs, “Longshot” and “Blow.” Those songs are also be on Spotify and other streaming services.  Longshot’s songs […]

Gentleman’s Dub Club remix EP and tour

Following the success of The Big Smoke, which landed Gentleman’s Dub Club (GDC) sitting on top of the iTunes Reggae Chart, GDC have teamed up with the legendary Prince Fatty (Lily Allen, Dub Syndicate, The Skints, Hollie Cook), Hungarian-born DJ Madd, Chief Rockas, and more to shed a fresh light on the material.   The upcoming […]