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!
Zenzile Meets Jay Ree
The french pioneer of DUB : ZENZILE. (More than 20 years of DUB music!), have released their 11th album 5+1 "Zenzile Meets Jay Ree". It will be out on CD, LP & Digital on the 5th of October 2018. French band Zenzile come back to his roots with this project. They collaborated with the singer of the group CITY KAY "Jay Ree" who brings his original touch to this album. The album definitely has their dub influence in every song as every track has a dub version, too. I think its 5 +1 because there's 5 songs plus 1 dub of every song.The album of songs increase in quality. It starts with'4000 Years,' which has the history of man at hand to elevate with a mellow steppas vibe. The vibe is hypnotic throughout. 'Stay Close To Me' is about his woman and they are just asking her to 'Stay Close To Me.' A step up from the first. The album climaxes with my favorite track 'So Good So Far.' A very upful & positive song that opens with Jay Ree singing 'All is so good, everythings fine.' Love it. The rest is just ok. Dubs are good.
Chalart58 feat Matah 'In A Bubble'
Chalart58 of Spain comes with the dub style too. This time he has Matah join him on 'In A Bubble.' A song with a real nice mellow groove & vibe.
Sinead OConnor 'How About I Be Me' (reggae version)
Sinead OConnor releases 'How About I Be Me' on the 'Club Dance' riddim. The name throws you off as the sound is contemporary sounding reggae, definitely not dancey. A song about being who you are. Sinead is no stranger to reggae, she did a whole reggae album with Sly & Robbie called 'Throw Down Your Arms.' Heres both versions.
Prestan 'The Only Love'
Trinidad has re-released their reggae riddim called the 'Reggae Ryde' and the best song on it is the least know, Prestan. Its Jah Love is 'The Only Love.' Good vibes and good sounding with the words of 'Jah Love is the Only Love.' Live by it
Safira Mono 'Do It To Jah'
A song that is found on her album 'Just A Woman' was released 6 years ago and it's her best by far. Love the lyrics....' do it to me you do it to Jah.' Brilliant and simple
Sasha Bri - Cest La Vie (Such is Life)
Sasha Bri - Cest La Vie has a real good groove to sing & flow ever on 'Cest La Vie.' Its mainly a zouk song with a soca feel. Showing real talent.