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!
Eva Lazarus & Mungo's Hi Fi 'More Fyah'
Glasgow-based soundsystem and production unit, Mungo's Hi Fi produced the new album ‘More Fyah.' A genre-melding masterpiece, ‘More Fyah’ traverses between reggae, dub, dancehall and other bass flavours. Eva seamlessly tackles every track with her unique lyrical flow and wide vocal range, matched by Mungo's infectious signature sound., which is more my style than in past. From the rocksteady relick of ‘Dub Be Good To Me’, the ragga mash-up title track ‘More Fyah’, that sounds like a Dave Kelly riddim, to the roots sampling ‘Babylon Raid’, featuring Jamaican reggae legend Max Romeo. Mungo’s have a sound that is deeply rooted in dub and reggae’s lineage, backed by the sharp, sassy and slick vocals of Eva Lazarus. 'We Werent Made For This' has an interesting combination of ska-like horns, almost steppas/hip hoppish drums and the skanky guitar. Eva's ex-boyfriend is going to hate 'Amsterdam' because this nice reggae track 'she needed to get lifted' so that's where she went. 'Live My Life' has a taxi/bam bam style beat that is a message for all. Eva Lazarus returns with 'More Fyah' the second time around. Good & different.
This is most of the album several tracks arent on it & the order is off.
Various Artists 'Sweet Reggae Music riddim'
White Stone Productions, which is Jubba White (drummer, composer, songwriter), has created not only a nice riddim, nice songs as well with a very wide range of singers from a wide range of places. Jubba likes to push the envelope & raise the bar any chance he gets. Working together with people who are passionate about what they do and with a purpose is the goal of this project. White says it's fun. After inspiration of the first song, starting with Alekey, each artist said it was easy to write the songs they did, because the composition was very inspiring to work with, so that was a good start. The same it was for me, finalizing the production on each individual song, giving them their individual touch. I even added my vocal as background on a few tracks. I am inspired and could not have done it without everyone involved, so here’s to partnerships. The first one is the title track 'Sweet Reggae Music.' Three songs made it in Spanish and some of the better songs. They are 'Rastafari' Javier Alerta (which I believe is the lead singer for the Colombian reggae band Alerta Karmanda), Jahricio 'Aferrate' from the land of pura vida Costa Rica and Alex Jara 'Dulce Reggae Music' which is sweet reggae music in Spanish. Jah Guidance, Frassman Brilliant, Azzizzi Romeo & Aborijah all have good songs. No one surpasses the quality of Aaron Nigel Smith. Definitely the best song on the riddim.