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 […]

FOUREVER1 drops “On My Way” single with EP on the way

What's better than one iconic reggae-pop superstar? Four sisters slaying the genre together. FOUREVER1, comprised of 23-year-old identical quadruplets, have taken the music business by storm after pairing with manager and producer Randy Jackson to release their introductory single “All About Tonight” back in 2016. The sister supergroup has since amiably parted ways with Jackson, […]

Levitate 2018: Day One

Around Day One Around Day One The Elovaters The Elovaters The Elovaters The Elovaters The Elovaters The Elovaters The Elovaters The Elovaters The Elovaters The Elovaters The Elovaters The Elovaters The Elovaters Around Day One Around Day One New Kingston New Kingston New Kingston New Kingston New Kingston New Kingston New Kingston Around Day One […]

Catching up with New Kingston at California Roots 2018

Brooklyn-based family band, New Kingston, sits down with Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose after they kicked off the Bowl Stage Day Three at the 9th Annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival in Monterey, California. With their dad resting, the three brothers of New Kingston talk about their upcoming European summer tour, the vibes […]

Cali Roots 2018: Day Three

Around Day Three Around Day Three New Kingston New Kingston New Kingston New Kingston New Kingston New Kingston Around Day Three Around Day Three DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS Around Day Three Around Day Three Around Day Three Raging Fyah Raging Fyah Raging Fyah Raging Fyah […]

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 […]

4 additional reasons to attend Levitate

This July is looking Stoopid-ly sweet to attend one highly sought after summer festival. If anyone is a Boston native waiting for the chance to head back to Massachusetts, or a New England resident looking for an opportunity to drive along the coast to Marshfield for a weekend, Levitate Music and Arts Festival this July […]

Reggae Rise Up Utah announces first-round artists

Reggae Rise Up Utah is back in action with the first wave of artists announced for 2018! Taking place in the wooded glen of Heber City, Utah this August 24th-26th, Reggae Rise Up encourages camping onsite in tents, cabins and bungalows, allowing attendees the full festival experience as they walk between a Local Love Stage and […]

Experiencing Reggae Rise Up Florida 2018

As I am sitting on a plane headed back to LA and reflecting on the past weekend at Reggae Rise Up Florida, I can’t help but feel inspired… and a little exhausted, but mostly inspired. As someone who has gone to many, many reggae festivals, I can tell you there is something special about Reggae […]

3rd Cali Roots 2018 lineup announced

The holidays have come early, folks – the Cali Roots crew has released another artist announcement! Festival-lovers get to swallow another big bite of the 9th Annual California Roots rundown, just in time to add passes to their Christmas wish lists. If you have yet to consider Cali Roots as your Memorial Day destination this […]

Full Reggae Rise Up Florida 2018 lineup revealed

The 4th annual fest in St. Petersburg, Florida just got a whole lot bigger! Following a partial rundown announcement for 2018, the Reggae Rise Up Florida crew decided why wait? Let’s lay down our lineup cards and reap the benefits of a reggae royal flush! As of this week, Reggae Rise Up Florida has been […]

Cali Roots announces 2018 round 2 artists

The holidays come a little early for music lovers! In the form of artist announcements, reggae and hip hop enthusiasts wait patiently behind device screens to hear who will be featured at their fave festivals come the New Year. And, one fest in particular rings a little louder than the rest – that’s right, one […]

Reggae Rise Up reveals first-round 2018 artists

Back in its 4th year, St. Petersburg’s Reggae Rise Up has taken shape for 2018! For the first time ever, this riveting reggae extravaganza has switched to a three-day format, meaning that 2018 concertgoers are about to experience the most elaborate Reggae Rise Up yet!  …2018 concertgoers are about to experience the most elaborate Reggae […]

California Roots 2018 takes shape

For the past eight years since the inaugural California Roots Music and Arts Festival, there is always an early October date that rings significant to reggae-rock-rap lovers alike. It's been a long summer since the previous Cali Roots went down over Memorial Day Weekend, and with the transition to fall comes the transition to the […]

New Kingston ‘A Kingston Story: Come From Far’ review

After crafting three immaculate full albums of outstanding reggae tunes, New Kingston has returned this year with a much more “mature” release, a term that is usually code for either boring or uninspiring. Come From Far is our experience; as a family, as musicians and as human beings living in a world where anything is […]