4th & Orange serenades in “Only You” music video

Long Beach-based pop-reggae group 4th & Orange has been making waves recently in the scene, releasing singles and music videos and signing onto major festivals for 2020, like Cali Roots’ sister fest Arizona Roots. Why do you want to know this band? Well, besides their melodic, synthy spin on the traditional reggae rock sound, this […]

Papadosio performs “Catalyst” live at The Caverns

Alternative music masters Papadosio gives fans and those new to the band a taste of what they bring to the table with this extensive live video for their song “Catalyst”, filmed live at The Caverns in Pelham, Tennessee on August 10th, 2019. The Caverns, natural underground caves turned music venue, are famous for their acoustics, […]

Pasadena Daydream 2019 official Top Shelf after movie

Top Shelf Music journalists Kristy Rose and Jenni Lynne take on the first ever Pasadena Daydream Festival at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, presented by The Cure and Goldenvoice. Despite the extreme heat of Labor Day Weekend, New Wave and punk rockers flocked by the hundreds… Despite the extreme heat of Labor Day Weekend, […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Black Bird Hum “All Hail The Market”

Australia’s trippiest reggae fusion band Black Bird Hum is back with yet another video that makes you question all existence as we know it. Top Shelf Music is proud to host the world video premiere for “All Hail The Market”, a track off Rebel Sound Records about the rat race and its effect on the […]

Footsteps drops sizzling new video for “Take Time”

Reggae artist Footsteps returns with a flashy new video to accompany his latest single that sizzles like none other, especially when backed by the talents of UK artist Doktor. A dancehall-centric track, “Take Time” is about exactly that — taking your sweet time during the art of seduction. Footsteps’ video opens on exotic, scantily-clad women […]

Xiuhtezcatl interviews at Cali Roots 10

Top Shelf Music journalist Kristy Rose sits down with hip hop-reggae socially-conscious artist Xiuhtezcatl at California Roots 10, following his morning performance. With an EP on the way, a summer tour and a book published (with props from mega-actor Leonardo DiCaprio), the young protégé shares what drives him forward, his thoughts on planet sustainability and […]

Kyle Smith & Brendan Clemente chat at Cali Roots X

Top Shelf Music journalist Kristy Rose sits down with two great independent artists at California Roots 10, Kyle Smith and Brendan Clemente! Performing together for the first time, the two chat about their individual efforts in the scene, what’s to come next and how Cali Roots brought the two of them together in the first […]

A chat with The Late Ones at California Roots 2019

Top Shelf Music journalist Kristy Rose sits down with The Late Ones, a hip hop meets island reggae trio out of Hawaii, at California Roots 10 ahead of their late night afterparty performance in Monterey, California. With a new single available as of that day, The Late Ones were excited to share music, upcoming summer plans […]

Protoje interviews at California Roots 10

The leader of the reggae revival movement himself, Protoje, sits down with Top Shelf Music journalist Kristy Rose following his California Roots 10 performance in Monterey, California. After dropping a single and about to hit the road with Rebelution, Protoje chats what inspires his music, what he’s currently binge-watching and more. For more Protoje or […]

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 […]

Steel Pulse sits down with Top Shelf Music

Steel Pulse members David Hinds and Selwyn Brown sit down with Top Shelf Music journalist Keela Sweeney following their Day One BeachLife Festival performance in Redondo Beach, California. With their long-awaited Mass Manipulation album out as of May 17th, Steel Pulse chats about the inspiration behind the album that took 15 years in the making […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Ras Teo x Lone Ark “Down In The Garrison”

Ras Teo brings his humanitarian efforts to the forefront in his new track “Down In The Garrison” off his Ten Thousand Lions album and featuring the likes of Lone Ark. The duo felt called to action after witnessing the struggles of the Caribbean streets, a situation that doesn't seem to be improving any time soon. “Down […]

Locos Por Juana drop new video for “Don’t Tell Me No”

Earlier this month, the GRAMMY-nominated bilingual band Locos Por Juana blessed the internet with brand new raging music video for their new song “Don't Tell Me No”, featuring the living legend reggae artist Freddie McGregor. With upbeat and feel good lyrics, LPJ’s new song does not disappoint. “Don't Tell Me No” is the second release […]

Watch Sol Seed’s new video “Shades of Green”

Voted Eugene Weekly’s “Best Band of Eugene” five years straight, the Oregon reggae-fusion group Sol Seed brings the message of their new single “Shades of Green” to life in their new Sugarshack produced music video released this week. The clip mixes an energetic live performance by the band, with footage of the stark contrasts of […]

WORLD PREMIERE: Ione Angeles “Walk Away” feat. Jah-Know Wright

Rebel Sound Records and Top Shelf proudly present the latest music video from roots-reggae chanteuse Ione Angeles! The track entitled “Walk Away” is off of Angeles’ Inna Word album and features the talents of Jah-Know Wright. Now equipped with a music video, Ione Angeles traverses a picturesque shoreline as she preaches salvation to all. Ione […]