Fortunate Youth releases title track “Good Times (Roll On)” off forthcoming album

Reggae rock legends Fortunate Youth resurface with “Good Times (Roll On)” — that’s right, new FY music for summertime!!! The single stands as the title track off their forthcoming album (due out later this year) and follows 10 previous full-length albums, dozens of EPs and innumerable singles in between since the band’s inception. And, if […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Jahrukus “Ashes to Ashes”

Melbourne-based rising roots reggae band Jahrukus premieres the digital version of David Bowie’s reimagined 1980 classic “Ashes to Ashes” today on Top Shelf Music! Available for purchase via 7″ vinyl tomorrow, July 16th, “Ashes to Ashes” pays tribute to not only the late, great Bowie, but to roots reggae legends at large in soulful rub-a-dub […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Rebecca Arscott “In Your Rain”

Soulful singer-songwriter Rebecca Arscott returns with an emotionally-charged account of a stormy relationship in “In Your Rain”. Premiering today only on Top Shelf Music before it hits all digital outlets tomorrow, the new bluesy single explores the manipulation involved when you know someone isn’t right for you, yet you keep going back for more. “You […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Curt Ramm “Smugglers Cove”

Famed rock and roll horn player Curt Ramm emerges out of the COVID era with the lead single off his forthcoming Rogue Island album! Premiering exclusively today on Top Shelf Music, “Smugglers Cove” is one of four singles on the 11-track instrumental reggae soundscape dropping tomorrow on all digital outlets in anticipation of the full […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Jah Sun and The Rising Tide “Rock Paper Scissors”

Jah Sun and The Rising Tide returns with the exclusive premiere of “Rock Paper Scissors”, only on Top Shelf Music before it hits digital outlets tomorrow! This single launches the band towards their forthcoming full-length album Running Through Walls in more ways than one, for it kicks off their May tour (yes, we said TOUR, […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Tara Kelly “Play With Fire”

Cosmic country artist Tara Kelly returns with a dark allegory of adultery in the world premiere of “Play With Fire”. Exclusively available on Top Shelf Music before it hits all digital outlets tomorrow, the single harkens back to Kelly’s bluesy roots with a modern country pop twist. “Didn’t momma tell you not to play with […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: TreeHouse! “Bring It To The Light”, feat. Nick Sefakis

Progressive roots reggae band TreeHouse! returns with this exclusive world premiere of their latest single “Bring It To The Light”! Produced by and featuring Iya Terra guitarist Nick Sefakis, this dubby roots track illuminates that our current sociopolitical struggles — especially those that surfaced throughout last year — will come to an end only through […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Andreas Moe “Hey Lulu”

Swedish acclaimed singer-songwriter Andreas Moe delivers another taste of his forthcoming EP with “Hey Lulu”, premiering only on Top Shelf Music today ahead of its public release April 9th! The five-time Platinum-certified artist has had a hand in writing songs for the likes of Cheat Codes, Sabrina Carpenter, Tïesto, Tinie Tempah, Omi, Boyzone; has toured […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Piper Street Sound “Black Eyed Peace”, feat. Andy Bassford

Atlanta producer Piper Street Sound (born Matt Mansfield) has teamed with legendary Reggae guitarist Andy Bassford to render an entire collaborative EP! The instrumental project — filled with PSS’ signature horn-heavy dub style, along with new keys and an abundance of tape delays, analog effects and beyond — kicks off today with the world premiere […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Roots of Creation “Mammoth”

Reggae rock jam band phenom Roots of Creation is hard at work on their eighth studio album — yes, you heard us right, eighth! The aptly named Dub Free or Die Vol #1 (for such a dub-loving band) is set for release late Spring 2021, yet the band needs the public’s help! It wasn’t easy surviving […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Dillinger’s Hired Guns “Timesloth”

HIRIE guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Blaine Dillinger is about to release yet another single on his own, under his highly-acclaimed collaborative moniker Dillinger’s Hired Guns. Top Shelf Music is proud to host the world premiere of “Timesloth” — a twisting instrumental journey through time and space. Incorporating reggae rhythms (and reggae friends) throughout the narrative, Dillinger […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Micah Shalom “Baltimore Ska”

Micah Shalom premieres his “Baltimore Ska” single today on Top Shelf Music before it hits digital outlets on December 4th! Following his praised 2019 “Peace Rights Love” release, Texas-based trumpeter Shalom joins a talented band of Austin musicians in this special instrumental track dedicated to his grandmother Charlotte Simka. An old-school instrumental ska single for […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Jack Hinson “Heart Meets The Mind”

Island reggae artist Jack Hinson returns in his latest happy-go-lucky single “Heart Meets The Mind” — premiering here today before hitting all digital outlets tomorrow! Masterfully self-produced, “Heart Meets The Mind” is the second single of six Hinson plans to debut within a six month trajectory. Whether or not these singles are leading to an […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Blakkamoore “Mek It Play”

Hip hop-reggae artist Blakkamoore releases his highly-anticipated new single “Mek It Play” on October 30th, an entity only available off his forthcoming Upward Spiral Deluxe Edition LP with Lustre Kings out November 13th. You read that right: welcome to the world premiere of “Mek It Play”, one whole day of streaming before the single hits […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Hunter Porter “Nothing Left To Lose”

What happens when a classically-trained musician explores his darker side? You get Hunter Porter, an artist self-proclaiming himself as “the kid in jazz class who just wanted to be in a punk band” and what a mixture it is. Evident in his latest single “Nothing Left To Lose”, Porter builds conflict in his lyrics only […]