Tropidelic talks at Cali Roots 2018

Ska-reggae sensation Tropidelic interviews with Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose Day 1 at California Roots Festival 2018. The band started the holiday weekend right by inaugurating the Cali Roots Stage that Friday morning. Fresh off the stage, the band chats about their performance, their latest music, their Freakstomp Festival in the fall and more. […]

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 […]

The Ries Brothers interview at Cali Roots 9

The Ries Brothers take time out of their day to chat with Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose Day 1 at California Roots Festival 2018. The brothers touch on their two live performances over Memorial Day Weekend in Monterey, what’s to come touring this summer, their debut album, upcoming new music, being in school on […]

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: Ra Deal “Hold The Faith”

The African Trod Riddim compilation from Rebel Sound Records continues to grow with Ra Deal’s emotionally-charged world video premiere for “Hold The Faith”, a song about returning to one’s roots. This marks Ra Deal’s second single off the album, following a track about finding one’s own unique nirvana entitled < a href="/videos/world-video-premiere-ra-deal-free">“Free”. Along the same […]

Raging Fyah talks at Cali Roots 9

Raging Fyah gives a taste of upcoming album Coming In Hot, their dance moves and more in this sit down with Top Shelf Reggae journalists Kristy Rose and Sandy Krietzberg after their set Day 3 at California Roots Festival 2018. Stay tuned for more interviews, articles and photos from Monterey’s California Roots Festival in the […]

For Peace Band chats at Cali Roots 2018

Guamanian reggae sensation For Peace Band sits down with Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose Day 2 of California Roots Festival 2018. The band played two live performances that day and has big plans for their upcoming album Always Love, available this summer on all digital outlets. Follow the link below to get your copy […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Future Greg “This Love”

Another hit off the latest African Trod Riddim compilation from Rebel Sound Records, Jamaican artist on the rise Future Greg expresses romantic sentiments in this world video premiere of “This Love”. A mellow bongo beat keeps the rhythm as Future Greg expels “I need your love and I need it so much” to a beautiful […]

A talk with Trevor Hall at Cali Roots 2018

Journalist Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae sits down with Trevor Hall right after his California Roots Festival 2018 performance in Monterey, CA. With his new album The Fruitful Darkness now available on all digital outlets, 2018 is a big year for Trevor Hall, so watch as he tells you what’s next, what inspired the […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Majah Bless “Gone Away”

Jamaican artist Majah Bless strikes an anti-violence stance in this world music video premiere for “Gone Away”, a track of Rebel Sound Records’ latest African Trod Riddim compilation. The riddim is a gentle one, with simplistic bongo drums and traditional African sounds that exemplify the feeling of getting back to one’s roots. The roots for […]

Top Shelf Takes the Street Episode 4: Marley & Me

In this episode of Top Shelf Takes the Street, journalist Kristy Rose runs around Kaya Festival 2018 in San Bernardino, California asking attendees their thoughts on Bob Marley’s Kaya album, the Marley family tree, marijuana and more. Stay tuned for more Top Shelf shenanigans in the months to come and watch for us on a […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Ra Deal “Free”

Jamaican artist Ra Deal is ready to be released in this world video premiere of “Free” off the recent African Trod Riddim compilation via Rebel Sound Records. With a mellow bongo beat backing the track, Ra Deal preaches the value of freedom in his take on this slow tempo riddim and shows several ways to […]

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: Renegad “African Trod”

Jamaican artist Renegad is paying tribute to his roots in this Top Shelf Reggae world premiere of his “African Trod” music video! The track “African Trod” is off the latest African Trod Riddim compilation produced by Cally B of Small Axe Entertainment and is now available via Rebel Sound Records on all digital outlets to […]