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!
Twinkle Brothers "Do It Again"
The legendary brothers known as Norman & Ralston returned to"Do It Again." The Twinkle Brothers have not missed a beat. Their traditional roots sound is very much in tact and their universal messages with Jamaican undertones stand strong. The vocals are as nice as ever. The album's every song is complimented by a dub version. First came out as a pre-release in 2016 with a white sleeve, now its a full color album. The album opens with the question: 'how we going to get across the 'Invisible Barriers.' The title track 'Do It Again,' is saying our ancestors have set it so we can 'Do It Again.' Everything in life takes time. The Twinkle Brothers know that better than anyone, so when they sing the old Jamaican proverb 'One One Coco' it comes from the soul & experience. For anyone to truly be ok with themself they have to be ok with 'Laughing At My Mistakes.' If you did not know or realize, the Twinkle Brothers are rastas and do not want 'No Baptism,' so they do not want to be Christians. Ultimately, they want to 'Hold On To My Roots.' 'Tell Me Where You Get It' is basically asking the babylonian system to return their gold & diamonds back to Africa. This one ias a bit different with it's upbeat feel. 'Life Goes On' has a nice skank and guitar pluck with the words of forging ahead. The Twinkle Brothers are a great secret that we are trying to get out there. If you love roots reggae, rasta music and great harmonies, this is for YOU!!!!!!
Various Artists "Alpine Rock riddim"
An interesting roots rock reggae riddim called ''Alpine Rock.'' The interesting part is the biggest name on the riddim is Chuck Fenda, who has a decent tune, has the worst song. Be clear that it is not a bad song at all. This is to make a point. The least known artist Kenny Smyth has the best in a really good song called 'My Culture.' Kenny finds great slurs, slangs and melody as he sings about 'reggae music is my roots, my culture....oh gosh man.' I know I have heard of Lavish just do not any of her tunes so this has to be the best one yet called 'Blessed.' Zagga is the next biggest name with his ganja tune called 'Puff Puff Pass.' Darrio, who has the last track with Nuni, is associated with Konshens and has definite. lt boosted his career and helped as the two 'We Rise.'