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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?


Clinton Fearon "Breaking News"
A veteran like Clinton Fearon has a routine in life and music. On his new album "Breaking News," Clinton did it all differently. Typically, Fearon starts by singing and playing his guitar and that is where the songs start. This time he recorded a proper demo and worked with his new backing band in France. Then he went over and recorded this new album. Wha-La Clinton gets his best album in recent years. Maybe it was time to 'Have Some Fun,' one of our favorite tracks. The fact that it was done during the pandemic with its negativity spawned a voice inside this rebel. It created the Kulcha Shok that became the title track 'Breaking News.' Fearon did not give in to the fear factor and instead used his voice as a weapon to sing out against Babylon. His voice and his music are powerful, it is the power of reggae music. For this, we, as well as Clinton, can all sing along personally as their own voice to 'I Am Thankful.' The change has been a good one, maybe it will spark a 'New Chapter' in the Fearon's life.


Shaquille Gfg 'Love You Up (Sengalese riddim)'
This song 'Love You Up' on the "Sengalese riddim" opened our ears to Shaquille Gfg. We love the riddim yet this was the only song we liked. Those ears that opened also found 'Lovin.' A nice groovy soca tune about 'Lovin' in a bit more traditional style with a little wuk.
Jayr 'Jam At First Sight'
There's a different approach to love in the islands where soca is a frontrunner in muzik. Take Jayr's 'Jam At First Sight,' Jayr song is basically saying the same thing as love. It's put into the form as jamming with a girl. During carnival, you 'jam' on most any girl. It's like a free for all. You just better know how to jam though or you ain't getting no girl.
Ricky T 'Twaka (Dance Riddim)'
St Lucia has a sound that combines soca, compa & zouk. This "Dance Riddim" does it real well. The songs just dont sound as good as they should. Native Ricky T has the best one. Love it the riddim bad bad.



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