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?
THE PUSH REGGAE BAND "Pressure & Time"
A band from Seychelles, show much diversity that also represents where they are from. The band goes beyond as they are very worldly in that regard. The band started in 2012 and they knew one day they would do an album and it would be called "Pressure & Time." It is here and it is their debut. A solid album that has five tracks in their native creole. 'Krokodil' is in a dancehall style as is 'Bag Lor' and both are also in both creole and English, interesting. They have plenty of English songs and most speak of reality like 'Call On Jah,' 'Corruption Talk' and the better 'Earn A Living.' There are several lead vocals even though co-founder Darrel Belle 'Belly' is the only one credited. There are two harmony singers in Stella Savy & Sophia Azemia. Maybe one of these is on a favorite called 'What A Vibe.' It features Vurna and Ion Kidd. It definitely has a 'vibe.' So the album has 16 tracks one is an intro, two are radio edits, maybe for local radio as one 'Seychelles' is probably our favorite song about a local girl. As many say, and we agree, a bands first album is like a greatest hits because they have had the most time to work on the songs and perfect them. They also get to pick the best. Well worth a listen and they have their style of reggae to some extent as well as their take on dancehall, which we like. ENJOY!!!!!
P.S. 'Pushing' is their first single & video and like a theme song. So why is nit on the album?
Various Artists "Caroline Riddim"
A nice early warm jugglin reggae riddim called Caroline is nice all the way through. It includes former star of Tessanne Chin, best known for winning Season 5 of NBC's reality TV singing competition The Voice with 'Earth, Wind & Fire.' There's also legend Winston Francis aka 'Mr Fix It' doing 'Love Me Today, Not Tomorrow' and the best song comes in from lesser known Hawaiian Siaosi yet he has the title track to the riddim and best song called 'Caroline.' Sweet song and a great voice.
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