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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?


Marcia Griffiths "Golden"
he is called the Queen of Reggae music for a reason. She has more than endured the test of time. Ms Marcia Griffiths has reached the "Golden" stage of her career. She definitely deserves her flowers. Marcia is is till a dreamer, even at her age.....'that part of me' she sings will never change. She is still putting out great music. 'Don't Seh Nuttin.' The Kemist joins her on said track, it's a case of Mother meets son. When in a relationship we all need some 'Time Away.' 'Holding You Close' shines for sure. She dances, enjoys the time and savors the moment with that special person. 'Pack Up N Gwaan' starst with the intro called 'Who Is Deseree.' An intro that sets up the song of a cheating relationship. Tiken Jah Fakoly guests on the remix of 'Black Tears.' The Queen sings reggae music so 'Let's Talk About Music.' It's on the '3 Blind Mice' riddim and sounds good and written by Annette Brissett. This segues well into the 'Niceness' of Marcia Griffiths when she sings that sweet reggae muic. It gives you the vibes of being at a dance. That vibe comes to life in 'A Beer & A Girl.' This part of the album is the stand out, three boom tunes in a row, like the good ol days. It does come to an end with another hit that Marcia masters even though it does not sound her style on 'Slide.' Still holding it down after all these years. If there ever was a question this album will secure her spot & place.
Richie Spice "Black Man Time'
Richie Spice is a staple reggae artist, if you don't know do your homework. It could start here. One of the incognito Bonner brothers. As in Pliers from Chaka Demus & Pliers who sang 'Murder She Wrote' or my favorite Spanner Banner. This is about Richie's new album 'Black Man Time.' The album starts with an acoustic version of the staple of 'Earth A Run Red' called 'Tea Breed.' Definitely different yet still good. It's a 'CyberWorld' & Richie approaches it because it's the future....the children. If 'Earth A Run Red' doesn't bring a fire the next tune with Capleton called 'These Are The Days' will 'bun dem' up. 'Satisfaction' is one of many cover songs on this album. It's a classic from John Holt. Richie show his 'Real Love' for his women. The new singles include 'Lion and The Lamb' and 'Young Juvenile,' which features Louie Culture. 'All Night Long' is the classic cover of Lionel Richie's song. The covers continue with a real nice version of the ultra classic 'Johnny Too Bad.' 'Love Can Make It Happen,' as this is those Bonner Brothers we were talking about. 'High Grade' is a cherished treasure of reggae's spice of life. He encounters babylon on the next track 'Searching For' with Charly Black. Let's have a good time and celebrate Richie's new album on 'Mother Earth' people. Lastly, Richie started the year out with the albums last song 'Happy New Year.' Enjoy!!!!


Iration feat Maxi Priest 'Last Night'
The best combination of a sweet reggae singer meets that same thing from the reggae rock world. It's 'Last Night' by Iration & Maxi Priest. These worlds are merging. If you have not heard Through The Roots 'Refund' with Busy Signal combines the reggae rock/pop sound with a King Jammys type of track.
I Octane & Allison Hinds 'Da Wine Deh'
This is dancehall meets soca. The queen of soca Allison Hinds jumps on the remix of 'Da Wine Deh' with I Octane. It's literally soca when Allison sings & dancehall when the Octane turns up.


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