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SHOK WAVE – BEST OF 2017

SHOK WAVE is your weekly new REGGAE music blog. SHOK WAVE finds music that is out there in the form of Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Ska, Dub, Reggae Rock & anything else musical with a Caribbean origin and in any language.

 

This edition is very special as it only comes out once a year. It's the best of the year...2017

Listen to all our favorites for 2017 and click on the links to see the original reviews from Shok Wave throughout the year.

New Artist of the Year

Jah Lil new artist of the year with songs 'Walk Good' & 'The Most High Live' w/ I Octane on the Satta rebirth riddim. Got quiet in the second half of the year. One more song would have been nice. Everything he has put out has been great.

Walk Good

 

Riddim of the Year

The riddim vacation has such a good vibe it has to be the best easy riddim of the year & a sleeper, too. It's a nice 90's feel riddim whole riddim bad.

Vacation Riddim - Twenty One Powers

 

Best Imitation

The Best Midnite/Vaughn Benjamin imitation : Marcus Gad.

Marcus Gad & The Tribe - Hata Fyah

Marcus Gad - Purify

 

Dancehall Riddim of the Year

We are going to ask you to pick the best Dancehall riddim of the Year, because we like all these. Here are the contenders:

'Rave'

Unruly Riddim Mix

I really liked 'Hot Peppa Pot' it just didn't have any hits.

My favorite Popcaan song for 2017 is 'Still Feel Good'

Best Soca/Gospel Riddim

The Bahamas has been making musical noise...read more

Angel Fete Riddim

Best soca/dancehall riddim

Kind of a feel good/party riddim with a few of todays veterans....read more

 

Suit in Black

Best feel good Dancehall riddim

Real Squad Records & Froggy have dropped a wicked dancehall riddim that's fun....read more.

Island Life Riddim

The biggest blog yet for Shok Wave so much good music came out all in the same week...

SHOK WAVE: NEW MUSIC RELEASES April 28, 2017

Best re-release/remake album of the year

Lee Perry Super Ape Returns to Conquer

Creeper song of the year Phonosonics 'Between Two Headphones' best manipualtion of the English Language and sounding cool in a song

An interesting email came this week. It ultimately came from The Phonosonics.

Phonosonics - Between Two Headphones

Best Label

La Panchita Records because they are producing the best reggae in the world right now here's their releases we liked:

Sr. Wilson's new album 24-7 & backed by the Island Defenders

Backed by the Island Defenders, this album shows depth and is very solid with a balance of English & Spanish songs.

Sr. Wilson - 24-7

 

Emertians & Chalart58 - 'Be Wise'

Barcelona Spain continues to produce the best & most consistent, quality reggae music.

Chalart58 - Be Wise

 

Adala - 'Cel'

La Panchita Records releases another good album out of Barcelona Spain. This time it’s from Adala and ‘Cel.’

Adala - Cel

Best pop song

Bonafied with Reggae Angel ft Protoje High Grade 

Angel - High Grade

The song with the highest expectations

(her album drops next month)

The most talked about song of the week is coming from Grammy award winning voice of Estelle...read more

Estelle feat Tarrus Riley 'Love Like Ours'

Album of the year in American reggae & reggae rock

The Green 'Marching Orders'

The Green return with their best album yet called 'Marching Orders.'

The Green - Marching Orders

The best 80's style album

Released in 2017 Mr Williamz 'The General Comes To Town.'
Green Lion Crew release the EP from Mr Williamz called 'The General Comes To Town.' ....read more

Mr Williamz = The General Comes to Town

The best 80's styled riddim

Bang

The 'Bang riddim' for short originally called the 'Bangarang,' is a nice lick of an old riddim....read more

The Bang Riddim Mix

Lisa's Theme

The compilation & riddim album 'Lisa's Theme' has a real 1980's vibe...read more

Heartical Sound - Lisa's Theme

Doper Than Dope


King Toppa releases an old skool style dancehall riddim called 'Doper Than Dope.' ....read more

SK Simeon - Doper than Dope

Best Reggae/Hip Hop song of the year

King Kosa ft Konshens & Shenseea - 'Best NaNa'

King Kosa who is new to me has Konshens & Shenseea join him on the sweet melodic 'Sweet NaNa.'..read more

Best New Roots Rock Reggae Band

6 Points

'How Far' will you get with the same mind set? Is his question to everyone right now....read more

6 Points Bank - How Far

Best reggae album of the year

Lily of da Valley

Jesse Royal has another release. This time it's his debut album 'Lily of da Valley.' The 'Small Axe' has a razor sharp tongue to chop down Babylon....read more

Jesse Royal - Lily of da Valley

Survival System

One of the best albums of the year was released in October and we just got our hands on it and can't let go of it. It's from my favorite new roots rockin reggae bands out of Jamaica EarthKry....read more.

EarthKry - Philosophy

Chronology
The name has become with modern day reggae and his album has been nominated in every best of reggae album for 2017 including Shok Wave. Chronixx's 'Chronology' has produced solid reggae music that will stand the test of time. Any reggae event with no Chronology is by no means progressing reggae music. Currently there are still 4 songs playing at every reggae party: 'Smile Jamaica,' "Skankin' Sweet,' 'Spanish Town Rocking' & 'Likes.' You might hear 'Majesty,' 'Legend,' and 'Selassie Children.' When you are blessed with the talent of Chronixx, it's hard to do any wrong. Pitch perfect voice, great songwriting skills & most of all melody are the key to his success. 'Chronology' is not only a Shok Wave album of the year, it WILL win the Grammy for best Reggae Album of 2017

Smile Jamaica

Skankin Sweet

Spanish Town Rockin

Likes

Majesty

Best Soca Riddim

ever out of St Kitts...

The Afro Man riddim

 

Best Ska Album of The Year/ Best New Ska Group of the Year

& my personal favorite album of the year

I am most excited about this find......The ESSEX BOYZ BRINGIN' THAT SKA NOIZE.

Suburban Ska Club (feat Neville Staples ) - Death of Guitar Pop

Suburban Ska Club - 69 Candy Lane

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