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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!

Instead of not doing a blog this week we decided to list a bunch of good songs that released. I did not find anything great just good. Maybe this should be the start of an additional playlist? What do you think?


Killaman "Africa Viva"
A new roots reggae artists from Brasil that sings in both English & Portugese. His new EP is a great introduction of this artists talent. The ep starts with every rastaman's opposition and journey with truth & rights starts with 'Babilonia.' The song that introduced us to Killaman is 'Ska.' A nice ska ditty with great melody and a favorite for sure. 'Gimme Luv' istarts his English songs. Killaman is only asking for what he wants in return along with Jah's mercy. 'Jah Jah Bless' and Feeling Hot'  title is in English yet sung mostly in Portuguese. Killaman's name is short for his moniker of 'Killamanjaro,' which is a major symbol of 'Africa Viva.' Africa's symbolism is confounded in 'Black and Gold.'
Christos DC "MatchBox"
The Greek from Washington DC has released a new EP "MatchBox." It retains his signature roots sound and starts with 'Pleasure and Pain.' If you have not noticed as of yet, Christos has a sound and the influence of Vaughn Benjamin. You may not notice it until now or you knew all along. You might even say they are 'Friends.' Always leading the way, 'Headlight' shines the way. We love the how DC uses his lyrics in 'First Class Ticket.' He says it's a 'first class ticket to mass destruction' and 'hear the voices' of Ras Attitude, this is the EP's best song. 'Lies' wraps up the "MatchBox" with Babylon's favorite trickery.
Junior Campbell "Look To The East"
This is the son of the legendary singer Cornell Campbell nad his album "Look To The East." A great sounding album of classicreggae similar to his dad yet his own sound. We will discuss his covers of his fathers songs as well as his originals. Smooth like his father with an easy delivery, the title track starts the album. 'You have to look to the east where the sun a shine, we have to shout out Selassie I 7 times.' We love it, once you hear it you will too. 'In Gyal You Look Good' Jr sings 'woman you look hot, tell some gyal to stop chat.' Many of Campbell's songs are about love or a special lady. Jr does not forget to 'Glorify Your Name' Jah. It makes sense for Jr to sing his fathers songs for many reasons we will not discuss. Instead we will focus on the music. 'Stars' 'Boxing'& Just One Kiss' show how Jr does sound like his father and at the same time has his own uniqueness as well. 'Nah Lef' 'Heart Greave' 'Love You Forever' are all similarly good, Of the 12 songs on the album, other than the covers, the only song that uses a classic riddim is 'Heart Greave' and 'Nah Lef' stands out.
'Who Is It Knocking' and 'Mama No Worry' are good as well to fulfill an album full of good reggae music. Love Injection has produced the album with a great medium of modern day classic reggae. It fits Jr Campbell well.
Irie Souljah ft. Iya Terra 'Helping Hand'
We all can make a difference, Irie Souljah & Iya Terra through their music with their latest single 'Helping Hand.' So little can do so much, 'so why don't you give a helping hand to the poor and the needy.'


Various Artists "Expensive Riddim"
If you are a soca fan than the name Motto should be on your tongue. The artist, producer & performer has been on a tear for the last year and a half. His latest production is the "Expensive Riddim." One thing he always jumps on the riddim and has one if not the top tune. This go around Motto & Team Foxx pulled in a few heavyweights to out do him. They are Destra with 'Private Area' and the big bad Problem Child & Mr Legz with man's favorite companion.....not that one 'Woman.' Motto names the riddim after his tune 'Expensive.' So Motto dem Motto Dem!!!!



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