Rebelution relishes life ‘In The Moment’

What does it mean to be ‘in the moment’? Is it appreciating life as it comes? Is it focusing on only the here and now? Is it being grateful for everything that’s happened or will happen? According to Rebelution’s new album, In The Moment, it’s all the above.  Created remotely in the thick of quarantine […]

Gentleman’s Dub Club drops “Honey” single, feat. Hollie Cook

The UK ska-reggae outfit Gentleman’s Dub Club makes a gallant return with “Honey”, featuring the sweet vocal talents of Hollie Cook! The single follows November’s “Castle In The Sky” release for GDC and is coupled with the exciting announcement of the lads’ eighth studio album to come! Down To Earth, available March 19th via 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 […]

The Late Ones drop powerful protest “Babylon Exists” single

The Late Ones — a socially-conscious reggae/hip-hop hybrid made up of brothers Tui Avei and Tau Avei, along with their cousin Josh Brunson — have dropped “Babylon Exists”, their first single off the upcoming four-song EP, Lately, set to be released on December 4th through Easy Star Records. Adding itself to the long list of extremely […]

The Expanders pays tribute in ‘Two For Toots’ double A-side single

There are only a few souls that can transcend any particular genre of art. From da Vinci to Banksy with paint. The likes of James Baldwin, Maya Angelou or Hunter S. Thompson with words. Well, Frederick Nathaniel “Toots” Hibbert was one of those few souls for music — more specifically, reggae music. On par with Bob Marley […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]