Turbulence transmits new single, “Celebration of Life”

Jamaican born reggae artist Turbulence is here to help prepare you for his forthcoming album with the new, uplifting single “Celebration of Life”. Aptly titled, the track is nothing but exactly what the name suggests — a full-on celebration of this thing we call life. Being born may be seen as a curse that none […]

Blvk H3ro x Green Lion Crew release hard-hitting “Higher Heights” single

Jamaican singer-songwriter Blvk H3ro is back, collaborating with American producers Green Lion Crew for the first time in his latest “Higher Heights” single. The moral-meets-dancehall track encapsulates the confusion and fear of this past year perfectly, being written in H3ro’s home in 8 Mile, JA at the onset of the lockdown in March. “I know […]

Buju Banton unveils “Buried Alive” acoustic exclusive

Jamaican reggae legend Buju Banton is back with a new acoustic release of the hit song, “Buried Alive”, exclusively available now as an Amazon Music Original. The song became a fan favorite on his most recent album, Upside Down 2020, the first for Banton since his release from incarceration and return to Jamaica in 2018. […]

Akae Beka teams with Chronixx in “Black Carbon”

A mastermind of spiritually-conscious reggae, Rastafarian Vaughn Benjamin brings forth music from the grave in his new Akae Beka single “Black Carbon”, featuring reggae revival catalyst Chronixx. Vaughn’s untimely passing in 2019 did not deter Akae Beka’s co-founding member Ron, brother of Vaughn, from releasing yet another beautifully-executed call to action with the late singer […]

Bonafide ‘s “Start and Stop” video begs world for peace

Jamaican born and Vegas-based reggae band Bonafide brings to the forefront the ongoing evils of police brutality towards people of color in America in their new “Start And Stop” music video. Not only that, but they do so alongside son of one of the biggest freedom fighters ever lived, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. The video […]

What guitar effects do you need to play reggae?

Over the half-century in which reggae has been popularized all over the world, the guitar has been a key instrument in its development and continued proliferation. More than any instrument, the guitar is what gives life to reggae’s trademark syncopation: that infectious emphasis on the downbeat, which gives true reggae music such a hypnotic pulse. […]

RastaBwoyKell brings forth religious fervor in ‘Revelations 19’ EP

Rap-reggae producer and artist RastaBwoyKell might have been born and raised out of southside Chicago, yet his roots grow strong in Rastafarianism. Bringing the biblical verse Revelations 19 to life in his latest EP, the religious and political activist poses several Truths in the face of widespread misinformation and oppression — we simply don’t know […]

Jah Cure sets the scene in “Rock The Boat” single

Jah Cure of Kingston, JA is ready for summer romance in his latest single “Rock The Boat”. The sweet love song is featured on Reggae Vibes Music’s latest World Rebirth Riddim album, out now on all digital outlets and featuring the talents of Anthony B, Turbulence, Lutan Fyah and more. If you love reggae music, […]

Natural High x Wayne Marshall x Kabaka Pyramid x Jesse Royal in “Cane Fields” video

Powerful testaments across the globe have surfaced as the Black Lives Matter movement grows, yet none so powerful as this new music video featuring the combined talents of Natural High, Wayne Marshall, Kabaka Pyramid and Jesse Royal! This Jamaican reggae revival super team, under the independent Delicious Vinyl Island label, has produced a single so […]

Django Concerti presents Show Me Love music marathon

Django Concerti presented Show Me Love, a non-profit musical marathon of international artists paying tribute to Clinton Fearon, on June 4th 2020 as a fundraiser for the artists featured. The event advertised a $5,000 goal on their GoFundMe page to fund entertainment venues all over the world and the many performers who have suffered financially […]

#BlackLivesMatter playlist on Top Shelf Spotify

Contentious clashes between police and protestors have intensified over the past weekend, as people of all colors and creeds speak out on the inhumane and incorrigible death of George Floyd. Following Floyd’s death, there has been a litany of marches around the United States — all justified, most ending in violence. Some police officers join […]

Zuggu Dan drops “Bush Master” music video

Zuggu Dan of Irie Yutes Records has dropped a brand new music video for his single “Bush Master”! Produced by none other than Phillip McFarlane, keyboardist of Earthkry and owner of Irie Yutes Records, the dubby roots reggae track is another classic ode to marijuana… like we can have too many! Now, you may have seen […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Ras Fraser Jr. “Nuh Weh Like Yawd”

Jamaican artist Ras Fraser Jr. couples up his latest single “Nuh Weh Like Yawd” with a brand new music video — both out this week! The infectiously danceable track brightens any day (a much needed break from these trying times), transporting the listener to a party far, far away from reality. How far, you ask? […]

The Original Wailers bring Bob Marley to Florida’s Jannus Live

On February 21st, Florida fans packed in for a great night of reggae music. As a cold front pushed down on St. Petersburg, making it a freezing Florida night for the locals with temperatures in the low 50s, nothing was going to stop these fans and amazing musicians from having an absolutely awesome night at […]

‘World A Reggae Riddim 2019’ album review

With combinations of sweet harmonies and rhythmic grooves, reggae is music that, generally speaking, contains socially conscious messages and music set to distinctive Caribbean back beats. Although reggae has become synonymous with laidback and chill vibes, it is just as often thoroughly spiritual and passionately political. From the angelic rhythms of 1970s roots reggae to […]