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!
Kabaka Pyramid 'Reggae Music'
This is the 5th single off of his debut, Damian Marley Produced album "Kontraband." It's simply called 'Reggae Music' and one of my favorite cuts off the album. The video puts it into perspective.
Original Koffee 'Throne'
The hottest thing from 2018 is picking up steam and has released her 4th song 'Throne.' The last line of the song says 'soon dem a go see say a queen depon di throne, we no waste no time with the music. Koffee says what the people already know, the Queen soon take over she's going hard with her new debut EP on Columbia Records UK.
Nattali Rize, Dre Island & Jah 9 "Evolutionary"
This is Nattali Rize in a different style....she's singjaying. Singing in a rap style and shows her talent. She is joined by 2 of the hottest rising reggae stars Dre Island & Jah 9 and the three together make for a dnagerous tune called 'Evolutionary," which fits them.
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The Skints 'Learning To Swim'
This is a reggae song that seamlessly turns into an alternative rock song reminiscent of the Pixies or White Stripes sound. Interesting that they can actually write a song about 'Learning To Swim' and make it sound good. I am sure I am missing something here with this song. Must be more to it. It doesn't take away from how good the song is and the actual melody of the song to make it sound good. Be warned it's a bit hard at the end.
Turner 'Crab In A Bucket'
This is an extremely popular saying in the Caribbean and seems to be getting bigger as time goes along. Basically, everyone's trying to pull down not helping to push you up. So what happens if you do get out of the bucket? It's 'forward ever, backward never.' Turner is putting a bit of truth lacking in the soca arena and is doing with a different sound too. I love his voice and the raw, roughness and twang to it. Musically the sound is different too. It has a real ragga sound with different instrumentation and sounds. I really wonder if he experienced this because this youth gone to the top. There is no stopping him now.