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 a pre-release. Jahfé has a new approach to their music, they will release several new songs with videos as well as promotions behind each song and then release an album. Jahfé normally released an album with a single, that is the difference. The first single 'Warning' is a bit different too. The approach appears to be more pop with a different arrangement, reggae is there as well just not as prevelant, lots of repetition for 'Warning' and lead singer Esther Fortune is a super talent. The Fortune of 'Warning'' sees her show a different side to her talent. Esther does a cross between singing and djing called singjaying. She never ceases to amaze me. Video is here, now the world will get to hear the song for the people.
Peter Tosh 'Legalize It' feat Purple Ribbon All Stars (Amerigo Gazaway remix)
As the most famous ganja tune to date, Peter Tosh's 'Legalize It' gets a legitimate remix from Amerigo & the Purple Ribbon Allstars. It retains it's originality through most of the song, which I like. The remix part adds hip hop undertones to it with samples from Damian Marley as well with great effect. It's the only remix I have ever heard that I like.
Skip Marley feat. Damian Marley 'That's Not True'
Skip Marley releases only his 4th song to date in 'That's Not True.' It features uncle Damian on the intro and on one full verse at about the 2 minute mark. Damian give it to them hard and the sounds like a Damian production. A song that questions authority and test the powers that be. A wise man once said ....tell me that's not true. It's up to you to decide. Build a bridge, better to love, wisdom is better than smarts......a lie? Listen for yourself.
Fortunate Youth feat. Alborosie & Harrison Strafford 'Live Life'
You have to 'Live Life' with true intention. The words & melody from Dan Kelly of Fortunate Youth and joined by first Harrison of Groundation. Then Alborosie seals the song with his verse and everything is revealed.
Sean Paul 'Marijuana Mi Luv'
With 4/20, you just knew there was going to be big ganja tunes released. One of the world's biggest practioners Sean Paul releases 'Marijuana Mi Luv.' A take off of Tiger's 'No Puppy Love.' Sean Paul uses the melody & rhythm to create his love song for marijuana.
The Aggrolites 'Pound for Pound'
The modern day resurrectors of ska & rocksteady in America from the dirty reggae band The Aggrolites. Their key to their sound is their organs played by Roger Rivas and this is basically his & Jesse Wagners band. It's going to be strong when you wait that long for that Aggro sound, pound for pound that ole Aggro sound will make them come around. It's so true. I love it.
Hitz 'Give Thanks'
Soca is mainly about girls, rum, and jumping & wave. It's so refreshing to hear a positive tune with great lyrics and an awesome ragga soca track. All these ingredients are found in the new song from Hitz, who's real name is Andrew Philips out of Grenada. The song is 'Give Thanks. 'Life so nice, life so sweet, so give thanks to see another day, don't take it for granted.
MC Ruanzinho e Gaby Lopes - 'Amor e Carinho' - Monte De Beijinho Lançamento
A song I dont know what they are talking about. Maybe someone can help me out here. The melody and the music are awesome. I love it. The kids that sing are great too. It has a light zouk sound to it.