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 song ‘Trust (remix’ with Buju Banton and now just added Tory Lanez, has been hanging around for just under a minute. It was good enough to be in the shadows. Now that Tory Lanez jumped on it & ‘spiced’ it up with what I believe it needed, it should turn out to be a hit for summer. It also took me listening to it all these times to really start liking Buju’s part on how he don’t trust ‘these’ cell phones. I don’t blame him. I believe they helped put him away. Now the song is quite dirty so I had to clean my copy up thanks to audacity. Now I feel comfortable to play it in public. Tory has been laying down the fire on the Jamaican duets. He also did 'City Lights' with Keznamdi. I found a clean version of this song for you, too.
INSTRUMENTAL REGGAE COUNTRY & WESTERN STYLE
The San Antones “River Walkin’ Love Ranger”
This is Texas’ greatest musical asset at the moment. They are called The San Antones. They have that country & western feel with a rocksteady borderline reggae sound that combines that wirey & picky styled rhythm guitar with that old skool organ soundin’ piano. Good stuff. It’s all instrumental and the names keep in line with the rest of the theme & sound. Check out ‘Passin’ Lampasas’ & ‘Stone Oak Fling.’ Six all original tracks with six dubs to match for a full album of music. The dubs add a little more crash, echo & reverb to the sound. They keep the main instruments in place. If you love instrumental music & dub, you are in for a treat. The San Antones play roots but masterfully inject a hint that this is still Texas Reggae. Roger Rivas (The Aggrolites/Long Beach Dub All Stars) plays organ on the entire album, as well as mixing/mastering. Roger Rivas has been working with The San Antones since their debut album “The Walking Texas Danger” in August of 2018. John Butcher (The Expanders lead guitarist) guests on Stone Oak Fling & Luckenbach.