WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Kalalea “The One”

Kalalea brings the islands to life in his latest music video for “The One” — a track that premiered earlier in the year off Roots Musician Records. Hawaiian at heart, it’s only natural that Kalalea incorporates the beauty embedded in his island home as a metaphor for the woman who has stolen his heart. “You […]

Project 432 ‘Passenger’ album review

Denver-based band Project 432 is a unique one, to say the least. After bursting onto the recording scene in 2017 with their debut album The Science of Numbers, the band quickly gained recognition for their approach as much as their music. The inaugural album — combining reggae with dub with hip hop all wrapped into […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Inna Vision “Survivor”

Hawaiian rap-meets-reggae artist Inna Vision is hyping up his latest single “Survivor” off his Best Yet: Celebrating A Decade Of Vision album with a raw video showcasing a day in the life. The track off Roots Musician Records features a soulfully smooth saxophone throughout, jazzy keys across the bridge, a wailing guitar outro and lyrics […]

Sensi Trails talks new single “Just Livin’” feat. KBong

Sensi Trails' new single “Just Livin'” is now streaming on all digital platforms! Six months ago, I met with the band to cover their journey from North Carolina to California. Since then, they have had so many positive experiences to share with us, including working with KBong and producer E.N Young of Imperial Sound Studios. Get […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Kalalea “Universal Language” ft. Tubby Love

Hawaiian artist on the rise, Kalalea, teams up with Tubby Love in his latest single “Universal Language”, recently available via Roots Musician Records. The track, mixed and mastered by roots reggae visionary E.N Young, features Kalalea preaching peace, love and unity in spite of social structures in the way – like media scares and corrupt […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Inna Vision “Back Trax”

Everyone’s favorite reggae-rap artist, Inna Vision, returns with a world premiere for “Back Trax” off his latest Link Up album. The LP, off Roots Musician Records, hit the charts back in June of 2018 and features instant hits like “O.G. IV”, “Real Type Of Cop” and (naturally) the title track “Link Up”. After several videos […]

Proof of Life ‘Free Your Mind’ EP review

Coming straight off of E.N Young’s record label, Roots Musician Records, the Corpus Christi, Texas band Proof of Life has released their first EP Free Your Mind. Taking elements of reggae and dub, Proof of Life is an excellent example of a modern meets traditional reggae band. They have provided us with an album that […]

Mozaiq debuts with “Rootsy Roots” single

The Coachella Valley, home to many a music festival like Coachella and Stagecoach, is also home to a lesser known genre. Reggae might not be the first thing you think of when you consider the Cali desert, but roots reggae has become universal over the years. It's ubiquitous. Celebrating its worldwide regime is the premiere […]

Kings and Comrades ‘On My Way’ album review

After much anticipation, Philadelphia’s Kings and Comrades have just released their third full-length studio album on August 3rd titled On My Way. Led by guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Jeff McCaughey, the band has come a long way since they began over a decade ago. Starting with only two members, Kings and Comrades are now equipped […]

Thrive ‘Be Love’ album review

It’s been a few years since Thrive’s last full-length release, but the band is back filling the airwaves with their positive and uplifting vibes. On July 27th, Thrive released their new LP, Be Love, off Roots Musician Records. The band has put out several full-length albums, EPs and a handful of singles, so this Northern […]

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 […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Pacific Grown “Start From Scratch”

Hailing out of Salinas in southern California, Pacific Grown is back at it again with their latest Start From Scratch EP off Roots Musician Records. The album, now available on all major digital outlets, has many a pleasurable party anthem on it – one of which being the title track! Top Shelf Reggae is pleased […]

WORLD PREMIERE: Kings and Comrades “Life Is Alright”

Philly-based band Kings and Comrades have fans excited with their “Life Is Alright” single and subsequent video – both out today! “Life Is Alright” marks the first single off the band’s forthcoming sophomore LP via Roots Musician Records, following their debut album Get Away that dropped in early 2015. With such a deficit between releases, […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: E.N Young “Just Be”

Producer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, E.N Young, is illuminating his supportive side in the world video premiere of “Just Be”: an uplifting track with playful keys and horn riffs off his latest Call On Me album. E.N welcomes his muse into his life, saying “you can do anything”, for you are the ultimate. Owner of Roots […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Buddha Council “Log On The Fire”

Virginia Beach-based reggae-ska band Buddha Council is doubling down on their latest LP release with a skankin’ video for the album’s lead single, “Log On The Fire”. The 10-track sophomore album, True Love, hit digital outlets early April off Roots Musician Records and is already garnering the band critical acclaim for furthering their ‘Future Roots’ […]