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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?


Various Artists "Still A Go Dance" riddim
Christopher Ellis has the original on the riddim and originally released two yearsgo under the same name 'Still Go A Dance.' Nice tune. Then add Beres Hammond with 'Hold Yuh Corner,' as a stand out, Sizzla's 'Hail Jah' and Yami Bolo & Capleton with 'Chosen People' makes it the best 4 song riddim in the business this year.
Sizzla 'Sierra Leone'
A return to roots reggae with his true melodic voice, Sizzla hails the people of Africa as a whole and especially in 'Sierra Leone.' Similar concept in 'Benin' both are new songs. We prefer 'Sierra Leone. yet both are worth a listen, especially to those Sizzla fans. Now there is another to add. It is the title track to the new riddim “Heal The World.” Stating we need to ‘heal the world for all the boys and girls,’ which is so true. 
Groundation 'Market Price'
Groundation has released several singles from their upcoming album and 'Market Price' is the first we are feeling. Everything sounds good just have not been vibing them. 'Market Place' has changed all that and hopefully thats how it will continue. It starts with an improvisational jazz intro and breaks into the backbone of the track. Holds steady throughout the song and keeps a jazzy flair with it's rootsy back drop.
Hector Lewis 'Let's Groove'
As Chronixx's first artist to his label, Hector Roots Lewis' newest song & single is 'Let's Groove' which is a nice romantic/Lover's Rock tune where Hector was seeking a girl.
Various Artists “The Prayer riddim”
Nice modern roots reggae riddim called “The Prayer riddim” from Stingray Records has a nice vibe and will make for a good jugglin. The standouts are Emeritans version of Bob Marley’s ‘Jah Live,’ Jah Wzdon Wiz’s ‘Never Let Me Don’ and Mr Easy with ‘Praise Him.’ I like how Easy gives thanks.
Various Artists “Heal The World riddim”
Another good modern roots reggae fi di jugglin: “Heal The World” riddim  with Sizzla’s ‘Heal The World ‘ as the top track. The Luciano, Norris Man, Turbulence & unknown artist Gerald Boreland all have good songs, too.

Paul Elliott ‘Try Justice’
Mr Elliott has always been a souljah for reggae muzik. In these times of war we need to be reminded of the words of Peter Tosh ‘we need equal rights & justice.’ So Paul sings ‘the war between neighboring countries takes a toll on the world’ and he suggests ‘Try Justice.’ Relevant to any war and aimed at the war Russia is imposing on Ukraine. War is NEVER good.

Kenny Smyth 'Nobody's Slave'
'Babylon stop follow the rules, everyday it's another abuse
I can watch any more of the news, I say oh no......I ain't nobody's slave.' Tell them Kenny, we are all humans and we have our rights and dignity to live our own lives. Tough lyrics.
Linval Thompson 'I n' I Jah Jah Children'
This record is the first from the new Kanaga label and it sounds like a blueprint of the 1970's Linval Thompson releases. It is called 'I n' I Jah Jah Children.' Golden era reggae music.



Alika 'Keep It Hot'
Argentina's finest female reggae artist, Alika returns stronger than ever with the best way in 'Keep It Hot.' The best track from her Mad Professor produced album "Sistren Songs & Dubs." The album is solid throughout with 3 of 8 tracks as dubs. The other major stand out track is the title track. She rips it inna dancehall stylee.


Mr Gold'N 'Nice Love'
Mr Gold'N releases 'Nice Love' on the "Sip Ah Tea" riddim. Love the riddim, which makes the cut for most on the riddim. 'Nice Love' is about nice loving so the lyrics makes this one stand out.
Smilus feat Blade 'Good Vibes'
It's Antigua's best most consistent soc vibes man Blade. Joined by Smilus for more 'Good Vibes.'


Don Andre feat. BigChain, Sese Foster & IQ 'Best Life'
Catchy tune with a music video to match, 'Best Life' is about having fun. Not sure who is who as we have only heard of Don Andre, who holds the song then one of the guests sings our favoriteart with 'money dont make we happy, it just makes us comfortable.'


Love Tribe Aotearoa 'Shaka'
Just some good vibes from Love Tribe Aotearoa with 'Shaka.' 'Shaka' is a Hawaiian hand signal that is about good vibes, Here's the true meaning and how to do it. It can mean the following expressions “Hang loose,” “Right on,” “Thank you,” “Things are great,” “Take it easy” – in Hawaii, the shaka sign expresses all these friendly messages and more. As kamaaina know, to make the shaka, you curl your three middle fingers while extending your thumb and baby finger.



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