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!
Sammy Johnson "Moonlight Lovers"
The New Zealand reggae songbird has really found his voice on his new Ep "Moonlight Lovers." Sammy has dabbled in pop, soul, rock, jazz and more. His path seems to have taken him to the medium known as reggae. He's very comfortable here as he is with any style as his voice is butter. The Ep is about love and starts with 'Fools,' which has a very old sound one of a Hawaiian/Polynesian sound and sounds like it could be a love song from the radio in the 1950's. It feels like a saying your grandmother would tell you: 'fools rush into love.' The melody and the way he plays with the words is epic. 'Fools' is the Eps simplest tune & it's best. The title track is about Sammy's 'Moonlight Lover' that waits for him every night as he joined by Tree Vaifale with that dynamic male/female energy on a love song that can't be beat. The Polynesian/Hawaiian reggae veteran Fiji joins Sammy on 'Missing The One You Love.' The bad part about love songs are either it reminds of you of 'Missing The One You Love' or the one you loved. 'A Dozen Roses' is going to make her smile, usually it will make her smile. What happens, it's best heard in the song. Lastly, Kaylan Arnold and Adough join Sammy on his final track 'Getting Over You.' This has a lite hip hop/R&B feel with the same on the reggae side. He's 'still getting over you.'