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!
Third World 'More Work To Be Done'
Living legends Third World release their 22nd album in 'More Work To Be Done.' A band that has traditionally incorporated more than just reggae into their music. Their first song & single from the album is a classic of theirs called 'YimMasGan,' shows their dedication to Jah Rastafari. You can hear a bit of producer, Damian Marley on this one. This is the one where it all began for this relationship. As time evolves so does 'Third World Keeps Turning.' AJ Brown is their singer since the passing of Bunny Rugs and their third single is a true testament to his sound: 'Loving You Is Easy.' Their next song has a similar sound. The big difference in this album is the many collaborations of reggae artists like Pressure Busspipe on 'People Of A Different Color.' 'Na Na Na' has a feel of 'Now That We Found Love' and shows their expanded sound while being joined by one of reggae's best & most versatile Chronixx. This sound continues on 'Feel Good.' The tempos & styles are varied on 'More Work' and 'Island Dreams' takes it down with Tessanne Chin & Tarrus Riley and 'puts you on top of the world.' Traditional reggae & the wise words return on 'Sheep In Meadows.' The albums producer goes from behind the mic to the front of it on 'Not The Only One,' with his classic delivery. This is one of the better reggae tunes. Another good reggae tune is the title track and letting their fans know that this band is focused and not going anywhere. If you have made it to the track 'Hear Us Out,' then you have done just that with this new album. Good production, positive and meaningful lyrics, great guests and that Third World sound deliver a solid album.
Romain Virgo 'Dutty Man'
I first heard this from a clip at Sumfest and there was a very special guest in a very young lady (the youngest on Sumfest) named Tishane and is not on the recorded version because Romain saw a video of her singing the song. It's basically about a big problem in Jamaica, where grown men are having sex with little girls way under the appropriate age. Here;s both versions.