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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!

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?


Taiwan MC  "Special Request"
If you have not taken note of Taiwan MC, now is as good as any. The man has an unaltered talent. Slow growth has cemented a strong foundation and means longevity in this business. He is by no means a newcomer. This MC has been in it since the days of drum & bass, 2004 to be exact. Taiwan's latest project "Special Request' is progressively his best. New combinations and sounds expand his fan base and reach.The first song sets the pace for the album and is also the latest single ' Mr.Babylon.' This MC can 'Hold It Down.' The first real heat comes with one of the albums best songs with a great melody 'Hot Today.' His versatility is shown in his first duo/combination on this album with Landa Freak & it uses Spanish as a second medium, what sounds like both artists. The song also has a bit of an electro dancehall vibe. The next two songs continue the duos with Miscellaneous, the legendary Jamalski and Davojah for those that like to 'Let The Weed Bun.' Versatility shines again as the MC shows his singing ability on 'Sunshine.' This song is one of my favorites since it's a singing tune, some may not agreed on being a fab fav. Now he sings & sings in Spanish on 'Corazon De Madera.' Latin vibes continue on the dancehall tune 'Colombian Gyal' with Paloma Pradal. His best Jamaican patois is exercised on 'Nah Leave Me Corner' with Dapatch. At this point the album has started to wine down. Lastly, it could only be 'One Last Dance' with the great sounding Anouk Aiata. Versatility in several areas is the key to this album all with reggae. Taiwan MC stands strong in a very talented field of reggae MC's whether in his place of residence or throughout the world. His creativity shines with the use of his voice, sounds and his performance.
Mystic Revealers "Jah Jah People"


Singing Melody   "The Next Chapter"
Singing Melody has always been a good, consistent singer. His career started creating a buzz when he did cover songs in reggae of popular songs. Still to this day several of his biggest hits fall under that category. As time as gone, Mr Melody has done original music. The thing that has carried him through it all is his talent & his gift in his voice. "The Next Chapter" sees his voice standing strong through tracks of reggae, lover's rock, dancehall, and even afrobeats. He even has an appearance from the man who created the R&B inspired style called the New Jack Swing, Teddy Riley. His best reggae songs are 'Give Thanks' & 'No Love.' 'No Love' deals with a very serious topic. Dancehall wise I really like 'Wanting Me,' it is still singing based. Then there's 'Caliente' with Whittier The Legend which is hard to categorize under on genre and 'Never Leave' with Teddy Riley. Here's the album, you decide.


Daman feat. Max Romeo


Naptali 'Pure Devine'


Sugahspank & Blend  Mishkin 'Yummy Man'

VirtuS  'Summer Love Ending'

Kirk Diamond 'Let It Be Done'



Cas Haley   'All The Right People'
Most of us first heard of Cas Haley from 'America's Got Talent.' He did not win, he ended up second. Cas is a singer/songwriter with that acoustic guitar sound that uses reggae as a popular medium. He started recording professionally right after the end of 'America's Got Talent' and has never looked back. Several releases have been with Easy Star records and Mailboat records, which is Jimmy Buffet's. His latest single 'All The Right People' I really like it because it has such a good vibe and great melody. Here's the lyrics (simple & good vibes):
tap dancing im on my way i was built to face the day shaped and sized to get the job done i’m gonna put my tools down and have little fun all the right people are here all the right people are there all the right people got all the right people all the right people bridge builder connecting the dots your foot steps sure can mean a lot sweet exchange when your eyes meet mine we gonna put our phones down and just share a little time all the right people are here tip toeing through your day half way scared you down went the wrong way you weren't raised to be this undone you better put your heels down and just have a little fun. So Here's to a little fun:



Cosmic Shuffling  'Short Break'


Nadia Batson & Don Iko   'Counting My Blessing'


Nailah Blackman 'Say Less'

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