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!
Marlon Asher 'Rebirth'
Marlon Asher is the original '' and has released a nice roots album in 'Rebirth.' The album has one of the. better mix of guests: Slightly Stoopid, Anthony B, Pressure, Fluid Foundation, Meleku and Trini musical compatriot King David. The album starts with the roots 'Healing.' Marlon can not return without new ganja tune, those songs are called 'Through My Window' and 'Cross The Border.' Spending lots of his time in California, 'Made In California' puts an interesting twist to his reggae sound and turns out quite good. Slighty adds their nice touch as well as the other California native on the album Fluid Foundation. Fellow countryman King David helps express the love for his lady on 'Baby You.' It's another from the Stoopid crew with the same American reggae twist that continues to sound good on Marlon's new found 'Friends.' The reggae heavy 'Our Life' features the reggae heavies Anthony b (for a second time), Pressure Busspipe & Sizzla's son Meleku. 'Kings of Kings' and 'the dancehall laced 'Trust In Jah' has to be there for this rastaman. A really solid roots reggae album. It is his third release and will elevate his game in reggae music, which I know is one of the farmer's goals. The name of the album, Rebirth was to keep reggae music alive. Asher wants to share his journey as an artist and the amazing, supportive people he has met around the world and made it with keeping Trinidad in mind.
Popcaan 'New Found Love'
Popcaan has been releasing lots of new of late. This is one that's very different in many ways. It's a reggae song, it's a cover and Popcaan is fully singing on this 'New Found Love.' This is my new found love as I have always liked Popcaan and he takes his reputation as a dancehall artist and delves into reggae for the first time singing a song from an old favorite Garnett Silk. Song originally titled 'Place In Your Heart.' Poppy absolutely kills and adds his own twist. Murder.......