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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?


Tarrus Riley "Healing"
It has been 6 years since we got a full album from the humble reggae star that loves to sing, Tarrus Riley in the form of "Healing." It is Riley's answer/result of the pandemic. Overall it is a very somber album with highlights in the second single 'Babylon Warfare' that features the great Dean Fraser & hot dancehall artists Teejay. This song is about a the war on the people from Babylon & is one of the better tracks. 'Poor Immigrants' is a nice tune that shows compassion to the immigrants since they have it tough. 'Lighter' features Shensea & Rvssian and is a more upbeat, dancehall styled love song. Lastly, we love the vibes for the 'Family Tree.' Family vibes are always good.

Al Campbell "Universal Love"
This is an album a classic singer and classic reggae riddims of Studio 1, courtesy of the man called Peckings. Its Al Campbell with what we need in muzik & message: "Universal Love." The best tracks are the following. The album starts with ‘Babylon’ them no like we and try to capture the rastaman. Coming straight out of the Rastaman tabernacle. The love side of the smooth Mr. Campbell comes out on ‘ The Girls Alright’ with me. The title track is on the ‘Smile’ riddim, an all time favorite, lays the foundation. Peace and love to all people that can never be broken. The last top track is the one that made me love again ‘You're The One.’ If you dont know Al Campbell please do and current fans wont be disappointed. Here's the whole album “Universal Love.”

Derrick Morgan “Mountain Climber”
The ska pioneer and living legend of Jamaican music Derrick Morgan still sounds great on his new ep “Mountain Climber.” The whole Ep sounds good. My favorite is the second track ‘Where Is That Love.’ Very typical of the Ep with lots of love from the man whos still rockin at 80 yrs old.

PurpleMan Meets Soul Wire 'Teach The Youth/Teach Dem Dub (extended)


Beres Hammond 'Call On Duty'



Protoje "In Search Of Lost Time"
If reggae gave birth to hip hop, then "In Search Of Lost Time" album by Protoje has made it time to let the son of the father shine within its true lineage. In other words, Jamaican and known reggae star Protoje has done more of a hip hop based album with reggae undertones. Hes brought along the best in Wiz Khalifia, Koffee, label mate Lila Ike and reggae's brother in dancehall, with Popcaan. The other track to listen is 'Still I wonder.' Otherwise it's a family affair based on spending more time with the youth. Musically, Protoje has changed directions with his productions in regards to his new RCA deal and as label honcho for Indigg.Nation. The first single 'Same So' is the most reggae while 'Strange Happenings' is like a lite hip hop version of Papa San's 'Strange.' As a reggae enthusiast, we will always love & support him. You make your call.

Skip Marley 'Higher Place'
Skip Marley has turned more into a multi-genre artist, as opposed to what you might think with being apart of the Marley lineage. He has done well with his music. Katy Perry, H.E.R., Rick Ross, Ari Lennox, Bob Marley, Farruko, Damian Marley, Major Lazer, Shaggy, Bugsy Malone & Zhavia. His EP "Higher Places," has also shown this diversity.
There's definitely reggae here, yet the more successful tracks have been otherwise. Even the new song with his grandfather Bob aka Skip, as well, it's not a reggae song, yet it's great to hear anything you have never heard to hear from the King. It's the title track.


Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra 'Bedouin Ska'



The Inevitables 'Fort Lauderdale'

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