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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?


KBong feat Beebs ‘Key to Life’
KBong releases a new album “Place To Call Home.” Its more of an acoustic mellow rock vibe.The songs are good. Just not much in the way of reggae and thats the focus of this blog. We did find a real good one called ‘Key To Life’ with Beebs, who has been a bit quiet. The duet adds to the song that sings about the ‘Key To Life.’ It has a great horn line and melody so Regardless of the genre this one will not disappoint. 
Inna Vision "Self Talk"
With a new album and a tour to back it, Inna Vision is on a musical mission because 'God Has A Plan' and he's leaving 'Troubles Behind.' The Vision has pulled out all the stops with the likes of Richie Spice ('24'), Jesse Royal ('Crosswalks'), Kumar ('Self Talk') and Jah Maoli ('Far Away') which shows his Hawaiian roots. The album starts with one of its best and most stacked with Jemere Morgan & Dre Island in 'Life's Sweet.' Love how they keep it real. Even with all the young lions of reggae, Vision's best comes solo. 'Loving Overflow' is the album's best song as he's found the recipe...'you and me' and getting high 'like the morning sun and keeping me flying high as the mountain.' Everything comes together on this one. All we need to know is who's this about because this one has the 'Love Overflow.' Music is the 'plan,' even though this is solo he's got God. The last stand out is the albums first single 'Too Much' with DrumWise. 'Too Much drugs and guns, politician rob.' We can't leave out the 'Positive Ions' the album has in 'giving thanks for life.'
Signal Fire "Rhythm Of Life"
Signal Fire is THE band keeping roots reggae alive in North Carolina on the recording side. Yes there are several doing it on the live side. Their new album is "Rhythm Of Living." In our opinion, we feel the song with The Hip Abduction sums up this album with 'Cool & Easy.'The vibe is definitely roots with a cool & eay vibe. 'First Light' is our favorite with the laidback mood. We love the lyrics in 'Pollution In The Mind,' which is so true in today's society & world. Working with Ellameno Beat, The Hip Abduction & Jesse Royal keep their sound at home. Lastly, we leave you with the one that makes every good man, a MAN!! It's called 'Queen,' so king take care of your queen.


Congo Natty 'Ancestorz (Roots of Jungle)
The press released hinted at this album ''Ancestorz (Roots of Jungle)" could be the last Congo Natty album. It is England's style of reggae ........ Jungle. Reggae is very much there. Many tracks start off as reggae and then about half way thru the song it drum rolls into Jungle. In the 90's we were into it a bit and this is some of the better Jungle we have heard. With 32 tracks, I am sure you can find something. The samples and speaking voices are excellent addition. The album opens with 'Navaho Flute' which has a yoga feel. 'Tribute To Chief Red Crow.' Love what he's saying about the Earth and the way we should live. Another stand out is the tribute Count Ossie in song 'Wareika Hill (Tribute to Count Ossie & the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari).


Yemi Alade 'Baddie'
Yemi Alade returns with a Dancehall banger which combines the energetic bounce of Dancehall music with the sultry lyrics that drives it for a catchy Baddie. Catchy it is!!



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