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!
The Beat featuring Rankin Roger "Public Confidential"
The Beat featuring Rankin Roger has released a new album "Public Confidential" and it sounds just like "I Just Cant Stop It," especially the first track 'Maniac.' The title track has it moments and keeps the listener reminiscing. Classic guitars, bass & saxophone give 'Who's Dat Looking' a good upbeat sound. 'Dangerous' is about the rude boys who are bad boys in great Rankin Roger style as a skanker. The music sounds great as 'Giving It Up' steps up the vibes with a great melody. 'A Good Day For Sunshine' feels good, sounds great and focuses on that someone special thats yours. This is Roger Rankin's version of The Beat and they sound great. Every tune is good if not great. New stuff old vibes as well as new territory and all music with good sounds.
The San Antones "Love The Way"
Currently an instrumental project, The San Antones have released their first single with Karim Israel of Arise roots singing & it's called "Love The Way." A great roots reggae & lover's rock type of tune. The harmonies are sweet I have never heard Karim sound so good. The track is warm, easy and sweet. All analog rocksteady/reggae vibes are coming from the band.
HALE ROUSIOU "Always On My Mind"
This an island styled reggae tune, it has that Polynesian feel to it. It's a sweet & catchy tune. The singer is Hale Rousiou who is from Vanuatu & Vanuatu is a South Pacific Ocean nation made up of roughly 80 islands that stretch 1,300 kilometers. Hale is singing about his girl. So sweet I just can't get enough of it.
Ras Demo, Lt Stitchie & Papa Levi "Ride Di Riddim"
This one's a scorcher from three rapid firing djs: Ras Demo, Lt Stitchie & Papa Levi. Not only do they "Ride Di Riddim," they also murder it over a hard hitting dancehall track with a drum & bass vibe.
This tune a kill me. Capleton sings about a very popular topic in Jamaica, which is very real and one I tend to go around. They way Capleton opens the song with "shut up, shut up, shut up" it's hard to avoid as he give it to those that talk too much....straight. "Network" is hard hitting dancehall on the 'Mouth Wash riddim.'