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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?


SunDub feat. Luta Fyah 'Jump And Dance'

Brooklyn reggae act SunDub have unveiled their new single “Jump and Dance.”

The track comes with guest vocals from Jamaican superstar Lutan Fyah. An accompanying music video for the song can be seen below. Vocalist Joanna Teters said this about the song: 'This song is an invitation to join SunDub nation and join with us on a crusade to create positive energy and community around music. ‘Jump and Dance’ is our mission statement driving this new era of SunDub music, asking people to leave behind violence, judgment and pettiness, and instead, to join together for joyful moments centered around dancing and the belief that music can heal and unite.” “Jump and Dance” stems from SunDub’s forthcoming sophomore studio album. The album includes Sidney Mills (Steel Pulse) engineer and co-producer and worked with Sidney on the firat album "Burden of Love."

Kabaka Pyramid feat. Stephen Marley, Protoje & Jesse Royal 'The Kalling'
It is the title track to Protoje's sophomore album of the same name "The Kalling." It's an all-star lineup of Kabaka, Stephen Marley, Protoje, Jesse Royal and produced by Damian Marley. Music is a mission, it's a journey and for many including us here at Kulcha Shok it is LIFE. When it's a lifelong commitment, it is 'The Kalling.' This also means its not for fame or fortune.
Tomawok "Road To Wisdom"
A true veteran of the French music scene having started in 2004, nearly 20 years ago. It started with a ska/fusion band then went into rap & hardcore and ended his collaborative projects with Grime & Drum n' Bass when he went solo in 2007. Now with his 7th solo album "Road To Wisdom," the 80's protoge, Tomawok (even his name has an 80's flava) music has matured and shows his seasoning. It includes more seasoning in 'Mi Kitchen' with Chezidek. The album starts with the single 'Message' with a 'Promise Land' type of riddim in French. 'Balivernes' has a nice Sly & Robbie reggae vibe with those signature electronic drums, also in French and still has a vibe. 'S.O.S.' is also a single and has a good 80's dancehall & ska vibe, which is very relevant throughout the whole album. That vibe is also heard very strongly on 'Million Styles' utilizing the 'Three Blind Mice riddim,' French and English as well as 80's antics. The third single 'Angers City' uses the 'Sweets Fi Mi Sweets riddim' and keeps it late 80's early 90's. Anybody from the late 80's and who took it into the early 90's, was guaranteed to be 'Ruff & Ready.' Tomawok does it with Mesh. Another quality of the 80's was 'Lyrics Adequate.' You definitely had to have lyrics, so if any boy test him dead. 'Sol Y Vida' is a mixture of reggae and dancehall with English and Spanish, which is a stand out. 'My Woman' is the first all English song and more 80's dancehall stylee. Out of Reunion Island, MC Duc appears on 'Warning' singing and speed rapping, impressively doing both. He dominates the first half of the song and holds strong throughout with the chorus singing 'ringing the alarm....Warning.' The album ends with a man that started in the dancehalls of the 1980's and changed paths in the 1990's well into now yet always maintained that dancehall vibe and is still relevant today. His name is Capleton the fire man. He still a 'Bun Dem Down' with Tomawok. This album is a tribute to the 80's into the early 90's and a great place to start if you never witnessed the Jamaican music of the 1980's and where it went. If you like this album, you have alot of homework to do young man. Dancehall school is in session.


Dub Town Rockers feat The Aggrolites 'Oh So Good'
It is 'Oh So Good' to hear a new, fresh ska band by the name of 'Dub Town Rockers. The Aggrolites are great and there for recognition and deservingly so, so thank you both. Starts with a classic horn line and goes it to a nice original.



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