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!
Destined for reggae greatness, Koffee is just a teenager and is already taking over reggae with just 6 songs 5 of which are on her new EP "Rapture." The title of this new EP "Rapture," is very appropriate because her style is based on a rap music and will also bring an intense feeling of joy to her newfound listeners. 'Toast' is the second single off the album and has grown into being her third biggest song behind her first single 'Raggamuffin' and 'Burning' the one song thats not on the EP. Koffee has one and only one duet as of now called 'Blazin' with Jane Macgizmo which is bringing the fire, without a doubt. I am sure this is only the beginning of her duets. If the 'Throne' is not hers yet, Koffee will reign and for a longtime. Interestingly enough, every song title is relevant to where she's at in her career.
Benjammin "Sons And Daughters Showcase"
This new album called "Sons And Daughters Showcase" has a great combination of Benjammin as the singer and producer Roberto Sanchez. Sanchez is a great new school student of reggae based out of Spain and Ben is there as well for over 20 years now. He's considered a veteran of the Barcelona & Spain reggae scene, which is flourishing. This combination is a deadly roots session of 6 vocals & 6 accompanying dubs. Crucial vibes focused on social issues with the seasoned voice that reminds me of Winston Rodney aka the Burning Spear. The sound is consistent throughout the album and shows that you just have to 'Be Yourself.' In this case, I am sure it was a situation of 'Each One Teach One' with both Sanchez & Jammin. A true family based song, 'Sons and Daughters' is about what the parents have to do and go through to raise their family. I have always believed that the fire must burn for the purification of evil. 'Let The Rain Fall' is deep and it's soulful so let it fall on the fire...this time. The last vocal track 'Mother Earth' is a tribute to the real mother and the unfortunate things that we humans are doing to it.
ManuDigital "New EP feat Dispatch "
ManuDigital is a very influenced producer of the 1980's digital sound. His latest release is no exception with Dispatch. The first track is called 'We Now Know' and Dispatch follows that same pattern of the 1980's digital/dancehall reggae style throughout the EP. 'Tomorrow,' 'Strictly That Style,' So Wicked' and 'Bankster.' All tracks take from the 1980's reggae era of Jamaica in style, sound and even lyrical flow and straight lyrics. The riddims sound like they're from that era with a few small modern digital sounds.