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.
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
The Best Midnite/Vaughn Benjamin imitation : Marcus Gad.
Marcus Gad & The Tribe - Hata Fyah
Marcus Gad - Purify
Dancehall Riddim of the Year
Unruly Riddim Mix
I really liked 'Hot Peppa Pot' it just didn't have any hits.
Best Soca/Gospel Riddim
Angel Fete Riddim
Best soca/dancehall riddim
Suit in Black
Best feel good Dancehall riddim
Island Life Riddim
The biggest blog yet for Shok Wave so much good music came out all in the same week...
Best re-release/remake album of the year
Creeper song of the year Phonosonics 'Between Two Headphones' best manipualtion of the English Language and sounding cool in a song
Phonosonics - Between Two Headphones
La Panchita Records because they are producing the best reggae in the world right now here's their releases we liked:
High Paw with 'A Little Flower'. Upful, positive, fun and nice.
Sr. Wilson's new album 24-7 & backed by the Island Defenders
Sr. Wilson - 24-7
Emertians & Chalart58 - 'Be Wise'
Chalart58 - Be Wise
Adala - 'Cel'
Adala - Cel
Best pop song
Angel - High Grade
The song with the highest expectations
(her album drops next month)
Estelle feat Tarrus Riley 'Love Like Ours'
Album of the year in American reggae & reggae rock
The Green '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
The 'Bang riddim' for short originally called the 'Bangarang,' is a nice lick of an old riddim....read more
The Bang Riddim Mix
Heartical Sound - Lisa's Theme
Doper Than Dope
SK Simeon - Doper than Dope
Best Reggae/Hip Hop song of the year
King Kosa ft Konshens & Shenseea - 'Best NaNa'
Best New Roots Rock Reggae Band
6 Points Bank - How Far
Best reggae album of the year
Lily of da Valley
Jesse Royal - Lily of da Valley
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
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
Spanish Town Rockin
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
Suburban Ska Club (feat Neville Staples ) - Death of Guitar Pop
Suburban Ska Club - 69 Candy Lane