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!
Lights Out Project 'Reverse The System'
Lights Out Project is Jason Noon. His latest 'Project' is "Reverse The System," a good clean sound with a reggae base, that includes rock, ska, dancehall and even cumbia. The album starts out with an uptempo ska tune that breaks down into a reggae rock slowed down tempo called "Get Up & Go." Jason's Hawaiian influence is heard, felt and shines on ''Pakalolo'' that features legend & Original Wailers guitarist Al Anderson. His Polynesian roots also shines on ''Lover's Rock,'' the 'lover's' side of reggae, with his ukelele. Mr Noon mellowly ""Rock(s) Out" with the 'radio on and dj playing my favorite song.' LOP loves to perform to a "Crowded Room," it's an 'electric ride' and is one of the albums stronger melodies. The Vibes keep flowing with "Wait-N-See." The albums second and final ska tune features Florida's Queen of Ska, Beebs on "Believe." A song with a great and simple horn with a real moving guitar skank. The album concludes with the title track "Reverse The System.' A solid mid tempo reggae tune with a rock edge. The message in the music is the treasure.
Nine To Fyah feat. Mike Mo Beats "Call The Doctor"
Music is life and music is medicine so someone please "Call The Doctor." This new tune is a real nice roots reggae tune with that live band feel from Nine To Fyah. This song is true reggae medication. 'The system has it backwards,' seems to be our theme this week. Mike Mo Beats comes with a little rap towards the end. It works just not for me. Still a good song.
Konshens 'Bad Man'
Konshens is a modern day dancehall icon. What if you could take him back to the golden era of dancehall during the 1990's. Well, with 'Bad Man' it sure is a nice taste, as he does the tune over the 'Bookshelf' riddim.