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. We have changed the format.
Here is what we found this week.......Enjoy!
Poland has a reggae scene, an annual reggae fest and their most popular artist looks to be Kamil Bednarek and has a new album called Talizman. It's actually good and has a bit of dancehall, hip hop & pop. It features Jamaica's Raging Fyah on the remix of 'Get Up.' The stand out track has to be 'No One Like You' with 'Poczuj Luz' a close second.
One of the best albums of the year was released in October and we just got our hands on it and cant let go of it. It's from my favorite new roots rockin reggae bands out of Jamaica EarthKry and their album is called Survival System. Funny enough, the title track is my least favorite. The rest of the album is stellar, great stuff. Reminds me of Bob Marley & the Wailers of the 1970's. They even have a song called 'Wake Up & Live.' They have a mission to 'Move On' as one day comes they watch the 'Tables Turn' in their direction. EarthKry has turned not only the tables, they have helped the music turn a 'New Leaf.' The band knows how to 'Live Good' and 'Do What You Got To Do' (which has a Toots Hibbert sound) as they help turn tradition into reality for Jamaican reggae music. They know it's more than 'Liberation Time' as they 'Praise Jah' and 'Keep Dreaming.' Any fan of real roots reggae music NEEDS this release.
And check out the other songs off Survival here:
Out of France, comes former sound system member Eden Fight with Reggaevolution. Incorporating other sounds into the album especially dancehall & hip hop, Fight has a strong reggae connection and it's evident on his 'Real Devotion' and his 'Love & Emotion' for the music because there's 'Glory' in his music. His sound is similar to Collie Buddz as a singer.