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SHOK WAVE: Dec 14, 2015

Greetings Muzik Lovas

Thanks for the opportunity.

This past week the Grammys were announced & it's the first time in at least 20 years I feel the nominees in the best Reggae Recording are a real representation of what's reggae music and not a name recognition ballot. Jah Cure's album 'The Cure' has been on the Billboard charts for 22 weeks and is my top nominee. Do I think it will win......honestly no. I think Barrington Levy's acoustic album will because of the 'name recognition.' The other top nominees are Morgan Heritage with 'Strictly Roots' and it's a solid album. Luciano is nominated and deservingly so. Lastly it's Rocky Duwani who lives in the US but is from Ghana. It's the only album I don't know.

In the reggae department this week new singles cover the spectrum of reggae music from roots to lovers and reggae rock. Here's one from New Town Kings 'Something More' and I just 'LOVE' the message.

Here's another positive message and it's a happy song called 'Smile' from Rootical Foundation out of Italy featuring Romain Virgo.

relcad smile

Sweet Roots Rocking reggae coming from the new king on the block Chronixx with 'Spanish Town Rocking' on the Prison Oval Rock riddim. Probably where the title of the song comes from.

Bunny Lye Lye & Bucky Jo, whom I've never heard of, come with a nice reggae tune called 'Dub It Again.'

Roots reggae tune with a lovers rock type message is Ka ras'Zik out of Senegal with 'Tell Me Why.' A praise to a lady for choosing him.

More Lovers Rock comes from the famed Peckings Crew with 'Sweet Talk' from Tasonia on that great sounding ol skool riddim.

The Black Roots have reformed out of England and are putting out new music. Their latest single is a good roots track called 'Son of Man' and it has a dub version too.

blk roots son of man

In the acoustic styled roots reggae department comes Need2reason with 'Fly Away.' A nice little mellow track.


Oriel returns with the same acoustic vibe and the song is 'Down Where I Live.'


Knil Lante's 'Gimme Da Roots' will wind out the reggae section this week with his rootsy acoustic reggae rock tune.


This next song is a nice segue from reggae to dancehall because it has both vibes. It's I Octane's 'Life Is What You Make it.'

Then, Lucas DiPasquale feat Popcaan releases No Talking. A poppy dancehall track that has Lucas' sweet vocals & straight Popcaan.

lucas dipasquale


There's an underlining theme in this weeks soca music. If you didn't know already, these days Soca is all about jumping, whinning, Carnival and some form of drinking. Well Teddyson John of Tobago's new song 'Sleep Doh Know Me.' Is done in what I'll call a more tasteful way.

More soca in a tasteful manner this week from my favorite female soca artist Patrice Roberts with 'Old & Grey.'

Preedy comes with 'Drum' which is ultimately about the music and the basis to all music.

Kimba Sorzano hits a note with his rendition of Justin Bieber's 'Sorry.' I had to keep playing it over & over again to make sure and with me that's usually good sign. Justin Bieber like you've never heard before. Enjoy!!!

In the Ska department the Jukebox 101 releases an EP entitled 'EP 1' and the top tracks are 'Shoulda Known Then' & 'Dream I had of You.' The other tracks are decent to say the least just not all ska. The whole EP can be found here:

That's a musical wrap thanks for listening!

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