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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!


Zagga 'New Hail'
With all the songs about this virus, my favorite is best as a video:


Various Artists "Red, Gold, Green & Blue"
Zak Starkey and Sharna “Sshh” Liguz, have announced the creation of a new reggae record label, Trojan Jamaica, and a groundbreaking compilation, RED, GOLD, GREEN & BLUE. It is heralded by the release of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put A Spell On You” performed by Mykal Rose feat. Sly & Robbie; the track – produced by the legendary Youth (U2, Paul McCartney, The Verve), at Trojan Jamaica Studios in Ocho Rios and featuring a stellar solo from Jamaican guitar great Ernest Ranglin. Most people do not know that Robbie Shakespeare can sing, so make sure you listen to 'Bring It On Home' & 'Just Your Fool.'  Other legendary blues songs include originals from the best: Sonny Boy Williams, Robert Johnson, Lightning Hopkins, Little Walter, Koko Talyor, early Fleetwood Mac, Little Brother Montgomery & Roosevelt Sykes, Johnny Otis, Muddy Waters, Buddy Johnson &  Bo Diddley. The songs are sung by reggae's greats: Freddie McGregor, Phylea Carley, Sshh, Toots & The Maytals, Andrew Tosh, Big Youth & Kiddus I, who sings the only reggae track of any kind. It's basically the best of the blues meets the best of reggae, Legendary style from the greats of each genre.


Stylie "Flying High"
As a brand new band, Stylie has just released their first music as an EP called "Flyin High." Even though the band is from Boulder, Colorado, the surfers are going to love these guys, especially the stoner ones. So you ask that question of why? Glad you did. Their EP first of all is called "Flyin High," which has references to Colorado, being stoned and proudly waving that flag. The main reasons are the rock edge (not in a hard way) and the fact that 3 of 6 songs are about gettin high.The boys have alot of respect for reggae. ' a deep source of strength and resilience in trying times (LIKE NOW), and we're so grateful to have found it.' So check out 'Sweet Reggae Music,' to get the true Stylie vibe. It's also their love song for the genre ' is my soul medicine, I take it everyday, my irie regimen.' Even with all the references to the marijuana, none of the band members are total burn outs. The title track is about blazin at 30,000 feet in the air while 'Wildfire' states 'ganja, ganja is my only remedy, I smoke it in the morning, I smoke it in the eve, I always keeps it burning from when I wake until I sleep.' There is also 'Up In Smoke.' We are currently in a type of war and if 'Sweet Reggae Music' doesn't lift you, try the positive and appropriately named 'Modern War.' My favorite song & place is 'Ocean.' The album releases March 27. The band looks to release their first full length by years end so keep it "STYLIE!!!!"

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