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SHOK WAVE: NEW MUSIC RELEASES 8/24/20

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?

REGGAE

 

The Wailers "One World, One Prayer"
The original Aston 'Family Man' Barrett's The Wailers, release their first album since 1994 called "One World" produced by 19 time Grammy winner Emilio Estefan for Sony Music Latina.Thirteen new tracks with 2 versions of one of the albums best tracks called 'When Love Is Right.' The tracks versions include Julian Marley, both Brazilians Natiruts & percussionist Carlinhos Brown, harmonicist Frederic Yonnet and a verse by Kush Gad. The title track & first single we featured already, called 'One World, One Prayer' is written by Emilio Estefan and features the all star cast of Skip Marley, his mother of The Melody Makers fame Cedella Marley, Shaggy & Farruko and has a world crisis theme. The second track & single is out as 'Philosophy of Life' states 'everyone needs love, the world has to change, people will learn from their mistakes.' This also has a very universal theme that the band played for Bob Marley back in the days. This album with it's great production and sound will resonate with reggae lovers and more as it retains it's original sound. 'When Love Is Right' it's right, it's a miracle so divine. The harmonic on this track is murder and sounds so good. It returns on 'Only In Jamaica' with Emilio singing this time. 'Walk and Talk' adds some spice with it's ska sound. 'What A Shame' is a song that was about Family Man's life and sung by his son, Aston Barrett, Jr, who also sings on 'Destiny' & Good Times with Emily Estefan, Emilio's daughter. Aston Jr also plays drums for the band. Teena Tamara sounds great on the album as the main female voice and  Josh David as the male counterpart on the album and 'Love Will Find You' is where they both shine. The horns come alive on 'It's Alright, It's Alright.' If you 'Can't Handle The Truth' (which also features Marcia Griffiths & Judy Mowatt 2 of the I-Threes) then this album & reggae muzik are not for you. 'Good Time'  is just that with good reggae muzik from Jesse Royal & Emily Estefan accompanied by your choice of a good spliff and your choice of beverage. The rastaman is an intricate part of reggae and apart of mankind so you 'Can't Get I Out (Rastaman).' The reason for that is the rastaman has certain rites of passage and principles that help him 'Stand Firm Inna Babylon.' This last one has the true sound of the rastaman, too with the Nyabinghi drums. This is one of the best albums for 2020 and will garner at the least a Grammy nomination if not a win. So let your ears, heart, soul and musical tastes be fulfilled right here, right now.

Various Female Artists "Female Reggae Voices"
This compilation album deserves props just for it's concept of "Female Reggae Voices." The stronger breed of mankind, females, have been kept down for too long. This very empowering release of 18 tracks all on the same riddim. It's a chance for the ladies to 'Free Up' and show their power from Samora. It's SumeRR time right now. Time to wake up and love yourself because you are female and 'Black.' Zoe Mazah says 'Let The Fire Burn' if there's no equal rights for females. Remember "Female Reggae Voices" state that they are a 'Queen' and run the world like Joby Jay. K'Reema is a queen of the King Yellowman and claims it's 'Our Time.' Irina Moss, who's the first name we do not recognize, is reaching out to her tribe in 'Sister, Sister' and so is Jo Elle in 'Soulmate.' The love continues in Chiney KK's 'Show Me.' Trixstar is ready to 'Live My Life' as an example of empowerment. I love the next artist's name Mary Jane and her message in 'One People.' By this point, the same riddim gets a little redundant. We do understand the financial side of it. Imagine if each song had its own musical track of individuality and the impact that would present. This review was done in direct correlation with the playlist of the album created below for your listening pleasure. Please utilize it.

Various Artists 'High Rise riddim"
It has been a while since we actually have music to review. We have had alot of good muzik just not to the level of a review. This week we have several. The first is this riddim "High Rise.' The songs are all good. The standouts include Capleton's 'Won't Go Down,' Ishasha out of Trinidad with 'Nah Take Defeat,' Bugle 'Born A Winner,' St Thomas USVI's very consistent reggae artist Pressure Busspipe 'What They Sow,' Soca star Denise Belfon with 'Black Women' and a rare reggae track from her, and Square has nice jazzy rendition of the riddim called 'Tell Me.'

Rafeelya ‘You Can’

 

Jah Marnyah & IBI Sound Music ‘Strong Woman’

 

Shinehead 'Never Had A Dream Come True'

 

Jah Vain & Nature Ellis ‘Jah Wake Us Up’

 

Kenny Smyth 'Life Dont Easy'

Busy Signal ‘Turn Up The Sound’

 

 

Million Stylez & Danjah 'Special'

REGGAE ROCK

Sons of Zion 'Break Up Song'

Levi Dozier ‘The Effects’

DANCEHALL

Zagga 'Pullin Up'

REGGAE FUSION

Benee 'Glitter'

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