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!
Hope you enjoyed last weeks best of 2017 Shok Wave blog!
Twenty five years after his passing, Garnett Silk's sound-a-like reggae singer & serious talent Ras Shiloh pays tribute with the brand new album 'Ras Shiloh Remembers - Garnett Silk Tribute. ' Album consists of 9 total tracks and 6 of your Garnett favorites. The other are an acoustic version and 2 dub versions of tracks on the album.
Inspiration is a decent jugglin riddim of love & roots themes. The top tracks are 'My Inspiration' Thamara, 'Never Give Up' Valene Nedd & my favorite is 'Reverance & Prayer' Renegad. This is a re-release from 2013, which I missed.
The next riddim is focused on the 'Art of Love.' Love is great. It is a solid riddim with good production. Great talent blesses the riddim with heartfelt songs like Konshens 'Beautiful' and addressed to every female out there. Kymani Marley sounds like he might get married after hearing 'Best Thing.' The 'Natural' is the vibe for Maniac and sounds similar to the vibe of 'Best Thing' from Kymani. Talk about another similarity is he sounds like P-Dub from the Dub Assassins. Lastly, Wayne Wonder addresses his lady as 'Pretty Brown Eyes.'
One more riddim this week in 'Significant' with a roots vibe and top honors go to Trinidadian Khari Kill with 'Binghi Man.' Others good for the jugglin are the two best songs I have heard from each of these respective artists, Cutty Corn & Stein.
Do you remember the Ole Gallis, Merciless? If not here's a nice tune from the long lost DJ called 'Woman If No Anuh' and it also features Paula Clarke.
Maxi Priest has consistently been making music and on a good level. His latest song looks to be a potential big hit called 'This Woman' with Nigerian Yemi Alade. It reminds me of the days when dancehall reggae was big commercially on the radio.
Dre Island is one of my favorite newer artists and apart of the Reggae Revival movement. The biggest difference with Dre is he does alot of different styles: reggae, lover's rock, dancehall & even hip hop inspired music. His style is very original, great delivery and positive messages, regardless of the medium. His latestis called 'Yaad N Abraad' with Monkey Marc.
ZYANiGH releases his new album 'Unartifitiall.' He has a real nice song called 'Better Days.' There are others like 'Love You More.' None can touch 'Better Days.'
Trinidad is in heavy hysteria with all the music being pumped right now for Carnival. One of Trinidad's daughters is going full force this year with her solo career and deems to do it with 'Control.'
Machel Montano, Flavour & Turner return for the remix of 'She Bad.' Well I hope she's as bad as this song.
Elephant Man is on a roll again. The vibe this time is leaning more towards the soca side of things with a dancehall vibe.First it's on asoca riddim called Country Side & Razor b Has a nice one on it too. Then there's 'Turn It Up' which uses part of the melody from and its the 'Bang' riddim. This riddim also has Krystal Khayne 'Sugarcane.' There's several other singles & riddims. These are the two best so far.