Cali Roots 2019: Day Two

Back for more, California Roots 2019 attendees filed once again into the Monterey Fairgrounds early Saturday morning for yoga, coffee and, naturally, the rocking reggae sounds of Roots of a Rebellion kicking off the Cali Roots Stage on Day Two. Jo Mersa Marley followed shortly after on the Bowl, while Casey Sullivan (of Burritos the […]

Rebelution at San Diego’s North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Chula Vista concerts are a trademark of summertime. The weather is finally warm enough to enjoy an outdoor event, strangers mingle amongst each other with drinks on the lawn, friends bond in every direction by the sheer act of live music. A concert arena that has boasted many names, The North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre […]

Exploring The Skints’ new album, ‘Swimming Lessons’

The Skints are back with their fourth album, Swimming Lessons. The album brings a daintier, uplifting, island-like sound; a definite divergent feel from their their last album, FM. That said, the new full-length LP is still equally reminiscent of the early 90’s reggae/punk/alternative scene, with an overall meshing of styles that hit home on many levels. The […]

Protoje interviews at California Roots 10

The leader of the reggae revival movement himself, Protoje, sits down with Top Shelf Music journalist Kristy Rose following his California Roots 10 performance in Monterey, California. After dropping a single and about to hit the road with Rebelution, Protoje chats what inspires his music, what he’s currently binge-watching and more. For more Protoje or […]

Cali Roots X final artists announced

The day is here. Not only has the last leg of the upcoming California Roots lineup been unveiled as of this morning, but this particular announcement ends a guessing game a decade in the making – who is to play Cali Roots 10?! Cali Roots X celebrates a wide array of artists in the reggae […]

Cali Roots adds more artists to 10th Annual

10 years is a big deal. High school reunions happen after 10 years due to the overwhelming amount of change that can occur within a decade. For such a niche reggae-rock scene, one festival has officially proven the test of time by commorating its 10th year at the world-famous Monterey Fairgrounds: the one and only […]

Cali Roots X reveals first-round artists

It's here. It's finally here. Ever since the first California Roots Music & Arts Festival took place on prestigious Monterey Fairgrounds soil, reggae-rock and hip hop-loving attendees knew there would inevitably be a 10th Annual. A decade is now upon us. For those early adopters who have journeyed out year over year, the simple fact […]

Protoje at San Diego’s The Music Box

DJ Yaadcore DJ Yaadcore DJ Yaadcore DJ Yaadcore DJ Yaadcore DJ Yaadcore Protoje Protoje Protoje Protoje Protoje Protoje Protoje Protoje Protoje Protoje Protoje San Diego's Music Box was packed to the brim the night of September 8th for Jamaican reggae revival founder Protoje. The doors opened to DJ Yaadcore with vocalists spinning an eclectic mix […]

A smoke break with Yaadcore at Cali Roots 2018

Protoje personal DJ Yaadcore takes a break from spinning the Bowl Stage at Cali Roots 9 in Monterey, California to chat with journalist Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae – all the while smoking a much earned spliff! Being the first to spin Kabaka Pyramid and Chronixx on the airwaves, Yaadcore has quickly become one […]

Protoje releases “No Guarantee” feat. Chronixx

Jamaican reggae revival artist, Protoje, is about to unleash his long awaited new album called A Matter of Time this June 29th, following his hit 2015 LP Ancient Future. A Matter Of Time was made available for pre-order on May 18th, coinciding with the release of his fourth single “No Guarantee”, featuring fellow reggae revivalist and “Who […]

420 On The Block 2018: Day Three

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California Roots Vol. 2 vinyl available

Ever want to take Cali Roots home with you? Well, now you can capture the essence of the 9th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival with a limited edition vinyl, featuring a medley of 2018 performing artists! The California Roots Volume 2 vinyl follows in the footsteps of Vol. 1, with two sides of […]

Rototom 2018 announces second-wave artists

Europe's most renowned reggae roots party Rototom Sunsplash is gearing up for 2018, with second-wave artists joining an already all star lineup. Situated beside the Mediterranean Sea, Rototom stretches seven days of pure reggae enjoyment on the sandy shores of Benicassim (Castellon, Spain). Ibiza might stand as the official party island of Spain, but an […]

Protoje presents “Bout Noon” lyric video

Reggae revival artist Protoje unveils a taste of his upcoming album with the lyrical video for its fist single, “Bout Noon”, with animated visuals by Ikem Smith. This is the first new music Protoje has released since his premiere album Ancient Future launched his career back in 2015. Produced by Winta James and Lamont “Monty” […]

25th Annual Rototom Sunsplash takes shape

The first announcement unveiling the initial artists signed onto Rototom 25 is finally here! As of this morning, Spain’s Rototom Sunsplash, otherwise known as the biggest European reggae extravaganza of all time, has taken shape for reggae-lovers far and wide. Situated on the breathtaking Costa Azahar Mediterranean beaches of Benicassim, Rototom is not your regular […]