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!
Gentleman, Barrington Levy & Daddy Rings 'Can't Hold Us Down'
Great song from Gentleman who also has legend Barrington Levy & his sparring partner Daddy Rings. Nothing is holding them down from this tune.
Hymn Marley 'Since You've Been Gone'
Another Marley rises musically out of the family tree. This is the first release for Stephen "Hymn" Marley. It's a light reggae/pop tune about reflection on loss and heartbreak- but the rhythmic lilt of the melody gives the track a vibe that makes it playable anywhere. This is the first single from his upcoming debut EP.
A strong and heavy distinctive voice from I-Taweh, who sounds a lot like Joseph "Culture" Hill on his latest called "Reloaded." 'This ya one a fire.!!!!!'
REGGAE ROCK meets KULCHA LATINO
SOJA feat Natiruts & Gomba Jahbari 'Morning'
This is a big move for SOJA to include Puerto Rico's unsung reggae band Gomba Jahbari & Brazil's reggae legends to combine three reggae worlds into one. On the flip, this is going to expand reggae through all the respective markets and languages. Musically it's a SOJA track and combines all 3 languages with Jacob asking for all things you cant get back out of a relationship. Trying to get past the relationship, it puts it under the bridge in the water. In the water, its harder to move & harder to breathe. Interesting analogy and the guests support the concept in their verses.
Joey Calderaio "Moving Mountains"
Humans are the greatest imitators and all success stories are imitated in some form or another. The leading American reggae band is Rebelution and Joey Caleraio has duplicated the sounds of Rebelutyion in his new, debut EP "Moving Mountains." Joey does it best on his best two songs 'Deja Vu' & 'Reputation To Protect.' 'Deja Vu' is always a bit weird and this song is no exception. The song also has a good melody. 'Reputation To Protect' also has a good melody and I love the words and how they rhyme. The rest of the album is decent and a little more. An impressive first effort.
Stick Figure 'World On Fire (remix)' feat Slightly Stoopid, Common Kings, Tribal Seeds, The Green & The Movement
This song was originally released in the summer of 2018 in response to the California wildfires. Today it is the remix of Stick Figure's World On Fire' originally featuring only Slightly Stoopid. Scott Woodruff, who is Stick Figure, called his favorite musical friends to join him: Tribal Seeds, The Green, Common Kings & The Movement to make the remix. It is an all star American reggae cast and also the first song recorded in his studio to give a better sound to it overall. It will be included in their new upcoming album and is more about greed and selfishness, today.
Busy Signal "Got To Tell You (Zum Zum)"
Remember 'A weight dem Hand' the line from Cutty Ranks biggest tune on the Bam Bam riddim? Well it resurfaces in this new tune from one of dancehall's greats of today.....Busy Signal. It's called 'I Got To Tell You (Zum Zum) and it's on a riddim that's heavily influenced by the Bam Bam riddim.