Chris del Camino calls for betterment in “Brighter Day”

Chris del Camino (of HIRIE) is more than just a hired horn. The suave saxophonist is further a singer-songwriter, helping on HIRIE tunes as well as his own! As of this week, del Camino has yet another brilliant solo single to offer — calling attention to much-needed subject matter, to boot! Considering its inauguration week, […]

Dilip x Otxhello drop ‘Late Year’ collaborative EP

A supremely special project for fans of hip hop and the beat scene that is definitely worthy of your time has graciously embraced us with its sonic presence! RIAA gold and platinum-selling hip hop producers Dilip and Otxhello have come together under the name Late Year to create a self-titled collaboration EP, released via Alpha […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Inna Vision “A Team”

Inna Vision returns with a high-tech music video for the power track “A Team” off his recent 2020 Vision album! Not only that, but Top Shelf Music is proud to host the video’s official premiere today only before the video goes out to the public! Inna Vision lives life to the fullest, albeit virtually, in […]

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 […]

Richard Oliver Jr. hails essential workers in “Hero” video

Richard Oliver Jr. tributes to those on the frontlines of COVID-19 with “Hero”, an acoustic hip hop anthem. Specifically focusing on New York and the state’s efforts on controlling the virus, Oliver Jr. travels around the city singing praise for all residents. And, the music video for “Hero” only amplifies its message of gratitude. As […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ryn Hills reveals “Peter Parker” video, feat. Roe Lindsay

NYC R&B artist Ryn Hills brings his humorous “Peter Parker” track to life in a brand new music video! The single, featuring the talents of Roe Lindsay, centers around a romantic affair gone astray: a woman who “got a man, but he just not enough” turns to Hills for sexual solace. Yet, a love triangle […]

Non Neutral bursts forth with “Lust Conquers All” single

Costa Rican band Non Neutral is forging ahead with their latest “Lust Conquers All” single, combining elements of hip hop and metal to render a commanding rock anthem. The new track follows the band’s Every Direction Is Forward EP of late 2016, a release that cemented Non Neutral as a catalyst amongst the top Latin […]

An interview with Arran Sym

Scotland artist and producer Arran Sym is rising in the alt music realms of late — landing him smack dab on our radar for an artist spotlight! This up-and-coming low-fi name might be a novice to some, yet is quickly becoming a master of his craft. Arran Sym has been making such major waves in […]

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 […]

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 […]

TSM Artist #HotList: November 6th, 2020

Welcome to the Election Tuesday episode of Top Shelf Music’s Artist #HotList, with your host Alexia Johnson. Considering this week is all about Democracy, the catharsis of the most heated and aggressive U.S. election to date, Alexia has compiled songs centering around political action from up-and-coming artists of all genres. “Thunder Clap” — I Am […]

Atmosphere returns with ‘The Day Before Halloween’ album & movie

Does it ever feel sometimes like we have slipped into another reality? Another dimension where everything feels the same, yet totally and completely different? That’s exactly what hip hop veterans Atmosphere have done with their new album, The Day Before Halloween, released on, well, the day before Halloween. Getting inspiration from thriller fiction novels, as […]

Long Beach Records LATAM launches state-of-the-art website

The punk rock label you know and love out of Long Beach has branched once again into uncharted territory of late — Latin America! After initiating Long Beach Records as a do-it-yourself, no contracts, no BS label in 1998, founders Michael “Miguel” Happoldt (producer of Sublime, et. Al.) and Greg “Mudd” Lowther (of Perro Bravo) […]