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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!

This is an exciting week as we bring you our best for 2017 and our weekly bests that start the best for 2018.

First this weeks best.


A week of legends.

First from the original Ethiopian, Leonard Dillion, comes 'The Return of Jack Sparrow.' An album recorded in the late 1980's and says it was never released. Dillon passed away in 2011. This album sounds as good as he ever did. His voice, the harmonies and music all sound great. Please enjoy an unsung hero & legend of reggae music

Omnivore to re-release two classics from legend Justin Hinds & his Dominoes as acquired from Nighthawk Records. Both albums having bonus & extra tracks. 'Travel With Love' is a classic & 'Know Jah Better' both show the true talent of Justin. Never released tracks, dub versions and additional linear notes, these are true treasures. Any reggae aficionado should definitely own the classic 'Travel With Love' with great classic reggae tracks like 'Weeping Eyes' & 'In The Jungle.' This album is a true classic through & through. These albums do not release until Feb 23, so music to share yet.



One of my favorite singers out of Germany is Sara Lugo. She has released a new album of reggae songs done in jazz by the Jazzrausch Bigband and the album is called Swing Ting. I think jazz aficionados will like it more and reggae fans can find it interesting. She's done over 'Breakfast In Bed' & 'Really Like You' with Protoje. 'More Love' has the biggest reggae feel/vibe to it while 'What Happened' could become a standard. Here's a chance at your take:



The year is starting out really well. The project/brand called 'Life Of A Ghetto Youth' is building quite nicely. It first started out as a tour with Izac King, Marlon Asher, Pressure, Ras Shiloh & Sizzla and now they've released a compilation album which turns out to be the best material, on a consistent basis for Marlon Asher, and is a nice introduction to the new artist Izac King. The tracks for Pressure & Sizzla enhance the project. There's also a nice one from Jah Cure called 'Home Away.' Most tracks feature Marlon & Izac. Not sure if the producers found the right sound or it's finally time that Marlon Asher reached his talent potential, his music is by the far the best I've ever heard, ever. I really like 'Isn't True.' Ras Shiloh was a part of the original project yet only appears on 'Holding On' the only cover song, too. Izac King is tops on 'Best Friend,' which is how it should.

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