Sensi Trails talks new single “Just Livin’” feat. KBong

Sensi Trails' new single “Just Livin'” is now streaming on all digital platforms! Six months ago, I met with the band to cover their journey from North Carolina to California. Since then, they have had so many positive experiences to share with us, including working with KBong and producer E.N Young of Imperial Sound Studios. Get […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Kalalea “Universal Language” ft. Tubby Love

Hawaiian artist on the rise, Kalalea, teams up with Tubby Love in his latest single “Universal Language”, recently available via Roots Musician Records. The track, mixed and mastered by roots reggae visionary E.N Young, features Kalalea preaching peace, love and unity in spite of social structures in the way – like media scares and corrupt […]

Why Th3rd Coast Roots is second to none

From playing acoustic sets in bars to recording an album, Th3rd Coast Roots has gained incredible momentum from the moment they connected. Lead vocalist/guitarist Jayton Lening never imagined that he, who started out acoustic at local bars, would lead to creating a roots rock reggae band with unstoppable energy. When Jayton decided to dedicate more […]

A spotlight on Tatanka’s winter tour

Tatanka’s West Coast Winter Tour kicks off this Wednesday, Dec 5th. The tour will start in Arizona, cruise its way up California and end in Utah. Tatanka toured the west coast earlier this year, providing support for Fortunate Youth’s Wicked Awesome Spring Tour 2018. Tatanka was also part of the insane lineup at this year’s […]

Listen to SYNRGY’s new single “Mind Over”

Formed just over a decade ago, Southern California’s own SYNRGY blends elements of soul, reggae and rock to create dynamic songs layered in intricate grooves and a bright atmosphere. “Mind Over” is their newest single and one that offers a well-rounded showcase of what it is that they hope to convey as SYNRGY. Exemplifying a […]

Proof of Life ‘Free Your Mind’ EP review

Coming straight off of E.N Young’s record label, Roots Musician Records, the Corpus Christi, Texas band Proof of Life has released their first EP Free Your Mind. Taking elements of reggae and dub, Proof of Life is an excellent example of a modern meets traditional reggae band. They have provided us with an album that […]

Mozaiq debuts with “Rootsy Roots” single

The Coachella Valley, home to many a music festival like Coachella and Stagecoach, is also home to a lesser known genre. Reggae might not be the first thing you think of when you consider the Cali desert, but roots reggae has become universal over the years. It's ubiquitous. Celebrating its worldwide regime is the premiere […]

Kings and Comrades ‘On My Way’ album review

After much anticipation, Philadelphia’s Kings and Comrades have just released their third full-length studio album on August 3rd titled On My Way. Led by guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Jeff McCaughey, the band has come a long way since they began over a decade ago. Starting with only two members, Kings and Comrades are now equipped […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Inna Vision “O.G IV”

Maui’s original roots musician Inna Vision is taking his status literally in his new hip hop-meets-Hawaii single “O.G IV” off the latest Link Up album via Roots Musician Records and produced by Rick Haze: a track who’s subject matter converges everything the artist has worked so hard for over the years with the family that […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: E.N Young “Just Be”

Producer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, E.N Young, is illuminating his supportive side in the world video premiere of “Just Be”: an uplifting track with playful keys and horn riffs off his latest Call On Me album. E.N welcomes his muse into his life, saying “you can do anything”, for you are the ultimate. Owner of Roots […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Kwamevi “Faithful” (feat. E.N Young)

Kwamevi (born Edem Kwamevi Agbottah) was born into the Ghanaian Ewe Tribe in Dallas, Texas, inheriting both West African and American traditions as a result. With an affinity to bamboo flutes and African rhythms, Kwamevi began playing classical guitar at age 15, influenced by music that speaks of self-awareness and togetherness. After releasing and producing […]

Top Shelf talks with Tatanka

Colorado-based and buffalo enthusiast band Tatanka has recently concluded a short winter tour alongside E. N Young, Dubbest and Bumpin Uglies. After 10 days on the road trekking around the continental southwest, the Tatanka boys took a break to chat with Top Shelf Reggae on tour highlights, future plans and weed preferences. 2017 was a […]

Project: Out of Bounds ‘Sounds of Revolution’ EP review

San Diego progressive reggae band Project: Out of Bounds (POB) is celebrating a decade of music with their new EP, Sounds of Revolution. Over the years, POB has made a name for themselves touring up and down the west coast, promoting their self-proclaimed “dark reggae” sound: roots, dancehall, California and New Zealand reggae, intersecting with […]

Dry Diggings Festival 2016

Set to take place in the gold rich landscapes of Placerville, California, the second annual Dry Diggings Festival boasts an incredible 22 band lineup alongside the likes of hand selected artisan, commercial and food vendors, which will include gluten and wheat free options as well as some of the finest local craft brews, like Sierra […]

E.N Young’s ‘Call On Me’ album review

E.N Young is an artist among the reggae-rock scene who seems to cherish both the American lifestyle, and the honor of Rastafarian reggae music. With his dreads hanging low, and often times freely on stage with his full-time band, Tribal Seeds, E.N Young is obviously a musician before anything else. His chosen genre is reggae […]