Shok Wave is your weekly new music blog of Reggae music. Shok Wave also includes all of its family members: Ska, Rocksteady, Lovers Rock, dancehall, Dub & in all languages. Shok Wave also includes reggae's cousins & nephews: soca & calypso as well as distant cousins Zouk & Compa. In fact, Shok Wave includes anything with a root connected to the tree of the Caribbean.
NEW REGGAE RELEASES
The Predator Dub Assassins - 'Decade of Dubs'
The Predator Dub Assassins have been a leading reggae band in NJ. The Dubs have released 'Decade of Dubs' a year late, which means it's been 11 years. It's a great introduction to the band as it's their best stuff since the beginning. All are good. Top cuts are the Lover in P-Dub, frontman, songwriter & producer of the project. Those include 'Heaven Sent' & 'Sometimes I.' A 'Dirty Jersey' favorite is also 'Dancehall Love Affair.'
Eljai - 'The Other Side of Eljai'
Eljai of Belize, has a serious musical history and his experience shows on his new album 'The Other Side of Eljai.' A good reggae album that has just released and all the singles have been solid including 'Machine Gun Love,' '24-7' & 'Sweet Belize.' Album tracks like 'Arise & 'Apple of My Eye' stand strong as well. The roots reggae and lover's rock album is a side I like. I don't really know the other side, even though this is suppose to be the other side.
Ikaya - 'Love Note'
Reggae artist Ikaya has a nice new song on Reggae Gold called 'Love Note.'
Snapshot - 'Reggae Music Neva Die(R.M.N.D.)'
Snapshot out of Italy is bigging up the reggae scene in Europe, where it is very vibrant, in their homage to reggae 'Reggae Music Neva Die(R.M.N.D.).'
NEW SOCA RELEASES
Toledo - 'Nice Time'
The Joint riddim is here out of the Spice Island Grenada. Toledo is here 'Nice Time.' A little bilingual soca with a good vibe.