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SHOK WAVE: NEW MUSIC RELEASES 1/11/21

 

 

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.

Here is what we found this week.......Enjoy!

Instead of not doing a blog this week we decided to list a bunch of good songs that released. I did not find anything great just good. Maybe this should be the start of an additional playlist? What do you think?

REGGAE

 
 
 

Luciano  'In These Times'

DANCEHALL

Vybz Kartel  "Royalty"

In 2020, Vybz Kartel made his bid for Grammy nomination with "Of Dons and Divas." It released the same day as Buju Banton's "Upside Down" and did not fare as well in regards to sales, quality and a nod for the Grammy. It released June 26 and six months later the Worl Boss releases a new EP "Dancehall Royalty." A much better bid, in our opinion, for the Grammy and the quality is in the music. It does not have the all star cast of 'Dons' yet it has the true family: his sons Likkle Vybz & Likkle Addi as well as the VP of the Gaza, Sikka Rymes and Renee 360. The EP is straight dancehall and produced by Short Boss, the mother of his two children featured here and his legal wife. In fact, it starts hard and potentially with commercial success in 'Titanium Steel' with Likkle Vybz. 'The love is real, be yourself hang on strong like titanium steel.' Then Likkle Addi gets his first of two features and it's also with Renee 360 in 'My Own World.' A true confession of love will it be real. No one wants to commit. All 3 are on point in a 'Worl' style. 'Popular' is a confession from the Gaza God while Likkle Addi keeps it real. These first three keep it clean. Now to dutty up di ting comes Sikka Rymes with 'Dirty John Crow.' 'Underneath it clean like Jesus but when we make love it come like dirty John Crow.' 'Yea You' Likkle Vybz you a star not rocket it's all about you, 'Yea You.' This apart of series of albums to come out. Part 2 releases in April.

Gyptian 'Best Life'

Krishane & Smash  'Lockdown'
Here's a catchy one

SKA/ROCKSTEADY

 

Glen Ricks  'Time/Woman'

REGGAE ROCK

 

Hirie   'I'm With You Again'

 

Oogee Wawa  "Just Keep Swimming"
It's a Long Island. There's only one way in and one way out. The worst part, in order to escape babylon, you have to enter it's arm pit, the epitome of babylon and a concrete one at that. It is the land of 'Sharks,' so you don't stop you 'Just Keep Swimming.' This is not the only solution to this problem.
 
Oogee Wawa have traveled the long and well traveled road of I-95 on the US's East Coast. It's the only way to get out of babylon, in the independent muzik industry. With the US's 'Shark' capitol as their neighbors the boys from Long Island, NY have figured out the best of both worlds. It is tough to 'Keep Up' in these times yet you really don't have a choice because you always feel the 'Pressure.' The 'Herbal Aroma' sure helps when on the road or stuck at home in 6 feet of snow. On the flip side, the 'aroma' is great when you just finished doing a sold out show and you're still high from the energy. The difference is, you're already high and on top of the world. This time it's a form of relaxation in a good way, not as a means of escape. Maybe it's 'The Circle' of sharing the 'aroma' with your bandmates, fans or friends like Tropidelic or Jordan Miller in your journey (tour) to 'City To City.' As a reminder, New York knows about the remix, they invented it. It's about showing love. Knowing the band, we believe their favorite solution is when they link up with Florida's Resinated in the middle of winter and instead of cold & glume, it's 'sunshine and good times, tequila on ice, sweet sippin under the moonlight.'In other words, it's just more love. SO IF Oogee Wawa runs away like a 'Lunatic' and you can't find them, now you know where they will be so look for them there.
 
 
The boys live on Long Island and that is their home. Did we mention that 'New York is in the building' and the Oogee Wawa boys have the rhythm. The rhythm to keep themselves on the road for another year or two with this new album ''Just Keep Swimming.'' This album shows experience in their growth in talent. At the end of the day, the raps of Jesse Lee, the vocals & keys of Nick, the bass of Chad and new guitarist have elevated their game. This is their best album yet and will find fervor with everyone. The band melds rap/hip hop with the reggae rock sound. The rap is matched by sweet vocals, catchy hooks and steady beats of a full range of muzik and styles. Some will like the rap and others will like the singing. The key to their success is just that simple. The icing is that both are good enough to carry those that don't like one part until they hear the part they like. The cherry is those that like both. Their live shows are raw and their sound is energetic. Their muzik is always a great solution to anything going on good or bad, live or recorded. New York is cold and so is the water so 'Just Keep Swimming.' This will be one of the years best and it's only January. It reminds me when bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers first came out with that rap/rock sound and were still considered rock. Well Wawa has doone it with reggae & rap. I really hear it on 'Keep Up.'If you have not figured it out 'Sharks' is the title track so "Just Keep Swimming."

 

Prato  'Messed Up'

 

360. The EP is straight dancehall. In fact, it starts hard and potentially with commercial success in 'Titanium Steel' with Likkle Vybz. 'The love is real, be yourself hang on strong like titanium steel.' Then Likkle Addi gets his first of two features and it's also with Renee 360 in 'My Own World.' A true confession of love will it be real. No one wants to commit. All 3 are on point in a 'Worl' style. 'Popular' is a confession from the Gaza God while Likkle Addi keeps it real. These first three keep it clean. Now to dutty up di ting comes Sikka Rymes with 'Dirty John Crow.' 'Underneath it clean like Jesus but when we make love it come like dirty John Crow.' 'Yea You' Likkle Vybz you a star not rocket it's all about you, 'Yea You.'

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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