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. We have changed the format.
Here is what we found this week.......Enjoy!
New Zealand has created a market for reggae through bands, artists and a major festival. One of the bands on the forefront has been The Black Seeds, not so much because they are a great reggae band because they are a great progressive band that plays reggae. So what they have been able to do is convert people that may not be your typical or die hard reggae into liking reggae and appealing to more people.
Their new album 'Fabric' continues on the same path. Alot of the album is reggae based or influenced. 'Moving On' is their straight ahead reggae song, while 'Better Days' and 'Ride On' are more like reggae rock or surfer reggae. 'Ride On' makes mention of the sea and island paradise to give it more of that surfer feel. The rest of the album has a mild electric, funk and progressive rock feel which sound good too.
Malakhi is a new reggae artist that has lots of promise. He's definitely taken a page out of Sizzla's book. Lots of positive messages and three sounds/sides to this artist: singer, singjay and dancehall.
It looks like I have received 16 of his best tracks as tyeres songs from different albums and singles of all sorts.
A nice new roots riddim from Ajang 'One Moment'
Here's another nice reggae riddim it's just this one was remixed in reggae
African Princess sounds like an older riddim that they just released and added new tracks & talent to it. Original Dennis Brown