Top Shelf Music News: Episode 12

New Year, new music news! Welcome to the first Top Shelf Music News episode of 2021, with your hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose. It’s already been quite an entertaining year and we’re ready to talk about it, from album releases to Kanye West’s divorce proceedings. Joining to weigh in on New Year insight is […]

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 […]

The Olés brave a new world in “Barricades” single

Santa Barbara boys The Olés have released “Barricades”, the newest single off of their upcoming album scheduled to drop late summer 2022. The track is a captivating, surreal experience that only begins to show off the talent that this band possesses. Having built a reputation for creating “the kind of music you put on while […]

Kenny Nishikawa comments on new lo-fi EP & playing reggae

2021 is already shaping up to be a renaissance of sorts within the music industry! With the New Year comes spotlights on new music releases. Today we are highlighting lo-fi artist Kenny Nishikawa of San Jose, California. You may have seen Kenny rocking the bass for Vana Liya or maybe you’ve seen him behind the […]

Fia releases “Morning Time (Acoustic)” for lovers

Hawaiian reggae artist Fia slows down his recent dancehall jam “Morning Time (Awoia)” in this extra special acoustic rendition. The original version, released last year, garnered the island artist a spot on the Ineffable Records roster — no small feat for an aspiring singer-songwriter! With renewed warmth & staccato guitar, “Morning Time (Acoustic)” is straight […]

Meet SoCal reggae artist & scene advocate Rude Creation

San Diego, California has always been a hot spot for roots reggae and reggae rock music. From Slightly Stoopid to Big Mountain to Tribal Seeds, the city continues to proffer acts who have changed the course the reggae genre’s collective history. Yet, there are countless artists and bands that reside within the middle of the […]

The Irie reveals “Never Alone” single & video off upcoming EP

Arizona reggae band The Irie return a week after unveiling the music video for love song “Never Alone” with the single’s official release! Following the band’s summery “Turn Me Up” track (featuring The Elovaters), “Never Alone” stands as the first song off The Irie’s forthcoming Can’t Get Enough EP, due out February 5th. As previously […]

Eddie Skuller teams with Victor Rice in “Rock On” cover

Eddie Skuller is coming in hot this new year with the release of his reggae/dub cover of David Essex’s 1973 classic “Rock On”. The two-song set was released on January 1st and is now available on all streaming platforms. The track was produced by Latin GRAMMY Award-winning engineer, musician, producer and dub master Victor Rice; […]

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 […]

Mike Love breathes new life into “HeartBeat” single

Mike Love has re-released his 2014 track “HeartBeat” off the album Jah Will Never Leave I Alone, and all I can say is wow! This one will give you goosebumps. Having given it some TLC with a few added percussion instruments and a little bit stronger mixing and vocals, this track expresses Mike’s gratitude for […]

Katchafire’s Jordan Bell talks new tunes & tours

Drummers, with the exception of a few backline frontmen, rarely get enough love. Katchafire’s Jordan Bell likes to live a little differently. His family band, originally started by father Grenville Bell and alongside brother Logan Bell, has since grown to be a staple of New Zealand and roots reggae music altogether. Jordan Bell goes centerstage, […]

The Autos debut “Trespass”, feat. Elliot Martin of JBB

Denver collaborative collective The Autos share their debut recording “Trespass” today on all digital outlets, following the track’s New Year’s Day premiere on Rootfire. And, what a way to start the year! 2020 has brought many challenges for all, yet hindered most were those trying to make ends meet in the art, music and film […]

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 […]

Get to know reggae rock band Brothers Within

I don’t know about you guys, but this pandemic thing has been rough on me. I’ve gone through highs and lows, but one thing I can tell you is that if I throw on some good reggae music, I am instantly transformed and ready to dance and sing. I know that when I am finally […]