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!
Junior Morgan & Kin Riddimz 'Hill Top"
One of the greatest joys of doing this blog is what you find. More particularly, when you find that jewel in the rough, that you know nothing about and have no expectations. I have never heard of Junior Morgan and he has just released a new album called "Hill Top." Produced by Kin Riddimz, this album is modern day roots reggae music. "Hill Top" is the best song and title track on the album because this is where you 'can hold a medz.' Jr is a respectable youth as he pays respects to the 'Ancients' 'who set the foundation' and he's 'Thankful' for life. As a dread locks, Morgan loves his 'natty dreads' and being a 'Raggamuffin' rasta. If you don't know by now, if you ever want to know what's going on in Jamaica, just listen to all the new music. 'Spanish Town' is no exception and is where Jr Morgan calls home. Spanish Town has become a hot spot for violence and reggae's best talents.
'Count Your Blessings' riddim Various Artists
A nice, new, little riddim called 'Count Your Blessings.' An artist I've always liked, yet doesn't put out alot of music is Zagga and his new song on the riddim 'Live and Let Live' is a nice tune. Always solid as is the riddim. The other tune we like is Pressure Buspipe's 'Fyah.' It's what the rastaman burns.
Konshens 'Rockin In The Dance'
I am a big fan of Konshens except his slack music. This is the complete opposite. It's a more roots oriented reggae tune, which is not the norm. In fact, I can not think of another bonafied reggae tune he's done. Nice & different.