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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?


Stick Figure "Wisdom"
Stick Figure has been reggae's top selling reggae act for three years straight. Their 7th studio album shows "Wisdom." Will the trend continue on the sales side? Their sound remains because it was written, produced and recorded by Scott Woodruff, a self-taught musician like all the rest. He only makes music from the heart. He focuses on nothing other than making what he feels is good reggae music. The album includes features from Slightly Stoopid, Barrington Levy, and Collie Buddz. Their numbers are especially impressive for a reggae band. In 2023 they will break out of the reggae scene by playing multi-genre festivals, which is big for reggae. Woodruff does not make music for radio or for pop enthusiasts. The album does retain his sound. The album sounds best starting with track #8 'Soul of the World' with Barrington Levy. A favorite of Scott and hands down the best song on the album and the latest release. Barrington absolutely kills it with his mellocanary voice and melody. Stick Figure's signature sound stands out on track #9 'Smoke Signals.' 'Lights out Here comes the sound its gonna hit you in the face' is one of their better songs at #10. This song also starts with an old 80's dancehall vibe from the 'Heavenless riddim.'. The band pays tribute to the 'Sound System' on tack #11. It's nice to see them realize the impact & influence of this culture. Track #12 brings it all together in 'Satisfaction Feeling' with giving that love. So tracks 8-12 make up the 'soul' of this album because when you check it out all you will find is 'love.'
Richie Stephens "Reverse The Curse"
Richie Stephens has done so much when it comes to styles of music. From his first hit 'Trying To Get To You' Richie went thru to build a successful career in reggae and dancehall by also becoming a producer with his Pot of Gold label. He even brought in his mother to sing with him, he formed a Ska outfit out of Europe and on his latest album he really dives deep into gospel with a reggae vibe as witnessed in the title track 'Reverse The Curse.' The album is very well produced and very clean. Wake up and live, 'Stay Positive' is all that and more. On 'Born Blessed,' creates a hit with an Afrobeats tune. Any reggae aficionado will appreci-love 'Shine On' if not for the song it will be the great lick of the 'Taxi' riddim. 'Valley' is about being God blessed and has 1.2 million views. 'Fuddle Duddle' is no weapon shall prosper against me. Getting deep into the gospel with 'Heavenly Father' and 'Delialah.' The album ends with a reggae remix of 'Valley' and a nyhabinghi version of 'Reverse The Curse.' to give more of that reggae feel if you want it. Not be left out or short Richie has come 'Badder Then Before' for sure. They will be 'Chatting' about this one with Nitty Kutchie.  Please not this album link has two versions of the same two songs twice and in the course of it omitted 'Badder Than Before' and 'First Love Never Dies, done with Tammi T.


Arthur Allain 'Feeling Irie'
From the new riddim 'Retro Fete riddim,' which has a 90's vibe has produced 6 songs on the riddim. The best tune is from a newcomer named Arthur Allain and it's full of good vibes and appropriately named 'Feeling Irie.' The riddim and song are well deserving of their respective names, vibes and a listen.



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