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’ […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Kalalea “Life As We Know It”

Hawaiian artist on the rise, Kalalea, is bringing truth to the masses in this Top Shelf Reggae world video premiere for “Life As We Know It”, a track out off Roots Musician Records featuring William Ka’uhane & Messenjah Selah. Born in Honolulu and raised in Kaua’i, Kalalea has literally lived a lush life and shows […]

Buddha Council ‘True Love’ album review

Buddha Council (BC) began to take form from the components of the Mid-Atlantic reggae scene in 2013. It all began with collaborations composed from multiple members of a vast multitude of backing bands and other artist groups. This co-creation of musical masterpieces gave birth to Buddha Council, who held steadfast to their own distinctive style […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Mystic Roots “Remind Me”

The five-piece reggae rock fusion Mystic Roots Band (MRB) from Chico, California is back with an infatuating video for their latest love ballad “Remind Me” off Roots Musician Records. A spin off of Naked Eye’s 80’s pop hit “(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me”, MRB hits nostalgia on the head in more ways than […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Kwamevi “Faithful” (feat. E.N Young)

Kwamevi (born Edem Kwamevi Agbottah) was born into the Ghanaian Ewe Tribe in Dallas, Texas, inheriting both West African and American traditions as a result. With an affinity to bamboo flutes and African rhythms, Kwamevi began playing classical guitar at age 15, influenced by music that speaks of self-awareness and togetherness. After releasing and producing […]

Tatanka drops “Love Is Medicine” single

Colorado-based band Tatanka is at it again, with all the bells and whistles coming out of the woodwork with their new single, “Love Is Medicine”. And, what would woodwork be without trees? Tatanka strikes a 420-friendly stance, layering even their most pop-influenced tracks with trippy, stoner dub and psychedelic sound effects. Back to that in […]

Inna Vision ‘Highest Grade’ EP review

After nearly a decade of touring and making music, Maui’s first original roots reggae band, Inna Vision, has become known as veterans of the reggae scene and are looked up to by many bands – both old and new. This three-piece band has put out four full-length albums, four EP’s, a myriad of singles, and […]

Jus Goodie premieres ‘Reggae Rock’ EP

Justin Goodman (Jus Goodie) has made his mark on the reggae-rock scene for a while, with two full-length albums already under his Boulder, Colorado belt. After touring extensively around the United States, both as a headliner and as part of big name reggae acts, Jus Goodie has taken solace playing guitar and singing harmonies with […]

Pacific Grown releases debut single “Wherever You Are”

California is the hotspot for the growing trend in reggae to add American elements to traditional island and Jamaican reggae, forming a novel hybrid genre that is among the top of the industry charts. That’s right, California Reggae: an alternative approach to reggae that, at this point, doesn’t need explaining since we’ve all heard it […]

Mighty Mystic ‘The Art of Balance’ album review

Mighty Mystic took the world by storm in 2006 after achieving international stardom from the hit song “Riding on the Clouds.” However, it wasn’t until four years later that the release of his first album Wake up the World rocked the genre. Wake up the World boasted several standouts, such as “Revolution,” “Riding on the […]

Gonzo “Talk About It” single speaks volumes

Tribal Seeds’ Ryan Gonzo has shown the world a more soulful side to his reggae demeanor time and time again since his first solo album Rocksteady hit digital outlets Christmas of 2012. Since then, Gonzo has debuted Tribal Seeds’ fourth full-length album Representing and his sophomore solo LP Red – both escalating to #1 on […]

E.N Young and Imperial Sound show review

On Wednesday May 20, E.N Young of Tribal Seeds and his new band, Imperial Sound, played at Over the Border in Chula Vista, California. A local band, Revival, opened the night for the infamous melodica player and singer. Revival is an eight piece band from Chula Vista, although some members may have been missing that […]