Top Shelf Music News: Episode 10

Welcome to the pumpkin spice and everything nice edition of Top Shelf Music News, with your harvest hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose. Before you dive into Thanksgiving dinner with your loved ones, whether in-person or virtually, join us as we give thanks to new music and all of the happenings in the industry. From […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Blakkamoore “Tomorrow Belongs To Us”, feat. Alandon

Blakkamoore is back with a powerful lyric video for his “Tomorrow Belongs To Us” single, freshly off his latest Upward Spiral Deluxe Edition album. The song, featuring Alandon, begins with a symphonic register –sweet strings that play to listeners’ sense of safety — before dropping a stern reggae beat, insinuating time for action. “What’s the […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: StoneTribe “No Mo Clouds”

StoneTribe — the progressive roots reggae music meets hip hop duo, forged from the merging of two solo artists Dan De Leon (of San Antonio, TX) and Natoven (of Portland, OR) — is blessing us with the world premiere of their music video for “No Mo Clouds”! The colorful video, directed by Daniel Maldonado and […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Alan Moe Monsarrat “Perfect Friends”

As a renowned roots reggae musician of over 50 years, Alan Moe Monsarrat (of The Lotions, I-Tex, Mau Mau Chaplains) has finally released his own solo debut album! The 20-track LP, Agriculture, comes off of the Music4Life label and is packed with themes of thankfulness and cognizance for a better world. That said, Moe also […]

TSM Artist #HotList: November 6th, 2020

Welcome to the Election Tuesday episode of Top Shelf Music’s Artist #HotList, with your host Alexia Johnson. Considering this week is all about Democracy, the catharsis of the most heated and aggressive U.S. election to date, Alexia has compiled songs centering around political action from up-and-coming artists of all genres. “Thunder Clap” — I Am […]

VirtuS gets sensual in “Summer Love Ending” video

Italian reggae artist VirtuS has released a new music video for his nostalgic and moody, yet vibrant and vivacious dancehall hit “Summer Love Ending”. Written, produced, mixed and mastered by VirtuS himself, the song delivers heavy doses of an old-school atmosphere and produces vintage summer vibes molded into a more innovative, modern sound, helping to […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 9

Velcome to the vonderfully scary vorld of Top Shelf Music News [evil laugh]! This extra haunted Halloween episode extraordinaire stars your hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose, with Kyle Smith joining as musical guest! Explore the rotten music world of COVID-19, with updates on artist news, upcoming releases and all-around good-to-know knowledge. See you all […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Sunny State “Unite & Be”

Sunny State returns with a world video premiere ahead of their latest single, “Unite & Be”, out this Friday, October 30th! An anthem to unite a country divided, Sunny State reflects on the vast amount of diversity within the United States, days before the most tumultuous election this country has had to date. With Election […]

Crucial Blend offers ode to OB in “Need You” music video

Cali reggae band Crucial Blend captures an ode to Ocean Beach in their new music video for “Need You”, a sweet slow jam off their No Bad Daze album. Being based out of San Diego, any resident of the city knows there’s nothing like OB: the easygoing mecca of lovable misfits, the beach that, let’s […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Kaiser Moon “El Loco de la Ventana”

Costa Rica experimental rock band Kaiser Moon debuts their music video for “El Loco de la Ventana” today on Top Shelf before it goes public tomorrow! Meaning ‘madman in the window’, “El Loco de la Ventana” is an instrumental saga, exploring the depths of the mind through music. And, the animated video is no different! […]

Spaghetti & Frank covers Tom Petty’s “Jammin Me” with politically-aimed video

Los Angeles punk rock heavyweight Eddie Spaghetti (of The Supersuckers) teams with fellow punker Frank Meyer (of The Streetwalkin’ Cheetas) to form rock n’ roll supergroup Spaghetti & Frank, bringing forth overt political commentary in their most recent cover of Tom Petty‘s “Jammin Me”. Originally co-written in 1987 by Bob Dylan and Mike Campbell in […]

TSM Artist #HotList: September 29th, 2020

Welcome to Top Shelf Music Artist #HotList: Episode 12, with your host Alexia Johnson! Artists featured: Total Hip Replacement — “Lost In Thought” For a funky, light and breezy sound, we bring you Total Hip Replacement! If you are a fan of The Skints, this is a new band to check out. Total Hip Replacement […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Papa Rosko “When You Say Nothing At All”, feat. Gyptian

Papa Rosko might be emerging on the scene, with his debut full-length on the horizon, yet he is far from inexperienced. Based now in the cultural melting pot of South Florida, Papa Rosko’s beginnings were humble, hailing originally from Nashville, Tennessee where he fronted a reggae band by the name of Voodoo Possum. It was […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Sunny State “Smiley Girl”

Easygoing Sunny State band is back, bringing their reggae warmth to women in their latest single “Smiley Girl”. Not only that, but the band premieres the cinematic video for the single today on Top Shelf Music only! Following two self-assured adventurous women around the world, from snowy mountain peaks to rollerskating sandy boardwalks, Sunny State […]

Bonafide ‘s “Start and Stop” video begs world for peace

Jamaican born and Vegas-based reggae band Bonafide brings to the forefront the ongoing evils of police brutality towards people of color in America in their new “Start And Stop” music video. Not only that, but they do so alongside son of one of the biggest freedom fighters ever lived, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. The video […]