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!
This is not straight Soca. It's got a real nice Caribbean groove to it. Maybe someone can help with the actual style of music that it's called. It's out of St Lucia from Kaydene. It's an anthem. This is your time and time to shine, it's the 'Year Of The Progress.' My tune of the week right now. I can't play it enough....
The 'Full Joy riddim' is real nice, the whole riddim. This one is coming out of Grenada and has a slight zouk feel. Love it. All courtesy of Brother B & Brother B has the top tracks with 'Music Man' & 'Welcome' while Cableous say the riddim 'Sweet Me.' I would have to agree.
Another groovy Soca riddim called 'Gyal Sweetie' is another good one. Groovy Soca is running the place right now. My favorite on the riddim is Kerian 'Ah Feeling' and Ah feeling nice with this music.
Can you believe it it's another groovy soca tune? This time out of Bermuda from Jay III with 'Feeling For Ya.' I am feelin it Jay.
Gappy Ranks releases a nice new roots reggae riddim called 'Forward.' It has Etana, Fari Di Future, RC & Gappy himself on the riddim.
Another roots riddim called 'High Rise' releases this week. It has a nice variety of artists & the better tracks are coming from: Capleton, Eljai, Fantan Mojah, Isasha, Pressure & yes, soca artist, Denise Belfon. Artists represent: Jamaica, Belize, USVI and Trinidad. 'War' is the best tune while 'Nah Take Defeat' runs a close second. 'What They Sow' is nice & 'Black Woman' is an anthem in today's 'Rat Race.'
New singer to me DeFranco sounds really good and has a catchy new tune called 'We've Got To Change.' Geared towards the bad man, who know if they do not stop their badness, it will catch up with them.
VP has a new compilation 'High Society Reggae' for all the ganja lovers.
Moja, out of France, releases a new album called 'One.' Pretty heavy roots reggae and the whole album is good. Moja keeps it positive & uplifting. The album was funded by it's fans so it's for the people.
Bobby Hustle has finally returned and he's done it with a BIG tune called 'Feel No Pain.' He's joined by Racha Pico out of Surinam, Martinique & The Netherlands, and these two really find a nice combination of sweet melodies. When you hear this reggae music play, and you see the 7 inch rotate, you know you've made it through another day....we give thanks for the music and for life. You know it's going to be okay and you ask the DJ to press replay so when it hits you 'Feel No Pain.'
So Unique records has released a new compilation for the hardcore dancehall fan called 'Elvis Presents.' It has tracks from the tops in dancehall: Vybz Kartel, Alkaline, Popcaan, Mavado & Aidonia. Mostly old, some new, some clean, some dirty. Vybz kicks it off with a clean, poppy dancehall track for the ladies 'Love You Baby.' He also has 'Love You Enuh' on the same riddim as Popcaan's 'Only She Want,' which is on there as well. He has 2 other tracks as well. Alkaline has great melodies on both his songs just too dirty to play. I really like 'Young People Time Now.' The cursing really emphasizes his point, just cant play it. Maybe we can get a clean version. I like Mavado's only song 'Friends With Benefits.'