Shok Wave is your weekly new reggae music blog that reviews all possible new reggae music releases. Shok Wave also includes ska, dancehall, soca, dub, reggae rock, latin & spanish reggae as well as reggae from all over the world.
NEW REGGAE RELEASES
Rapha Pico - 'Weh Yuh Ago Do'
This week the good reggae tracks came in towards the end, which is not the case. Rapha Pico broke the ice with 'Weh Yuh Ago Do.' Based in Amsterdam with Surinam & Martinique roots.
Kabaka Pyramid & Irie Souljah - 'Inna Di Mood'
Two of my favorite artists of 2016 are doing it together on 'Inna Di Mood.' They are Kabaka Pyramid & Irie Souljah. A favorite from the album 'Immigrant.' Fi 'Mi Dawtas' Dem big up the Ladies.
Mono & Nikitaman - 'Keine Schuhe'
Our next artists are very Herman. Germans a hard if not harsh language which doesn't sound so good in reggae. When this next song came up, I felt it was going to be the one I finally liked and it is. It's Mono & Nikitaman 'Keine Schuhe.' The big difference in this one as opposed to the rest is that there's a sweet female voice that has a good melody and has helped to soften it up a bit.
NEW KULCHA LATINO/SPANISH & LATIN REGGAE
Green Valley - 'La Cura'
Green Valley has been the best thing I've discovered in this category for years. Great quality roots reggae music. Thier new single 'La Cura' is no exception.
Abbaba - 'Jah Love'
Here's the first album of reggae I have ever heard out of Mexico that's actually good. Mostly in English, there are a few in Spanish & dub tracks.
NEW DUB RELEASES
Jim The Boss - 'Hudson Soul'
Jim The Boss has released 'Hudson Soul.' A good dub album from the the 70's sound it's been given. The track 'Type A' is my favorite with the Sax.
Side Effex - 'Salvation'
Side Effex releases 'Salvation' which is a real hard hitting ode to those certain things that will save them. Hopefully a wake up call. There's also an accompanying dub.
NEW DANCEHALL RELEASES
Tops Off Riddim
The 'Tops Off' riddim has a good party vibe overall with real positivity minded songs as well like 'Born Bless' & 'Million Pounds.' Party vibes straight on 'We Nice,' 'Party Hard' and 'Team Weekend.' Heres the whole riddim as it's all worth a listen.
Flameezy Feat Luxland - 'Murder She Wrote'
Flameezy Feat Luxland do a fun/poppy 'Murder She Wrote.' It's their own version.
NEW SKA RELEASES
Shandon - 'Skate Ska'
Shandon releases the happy go lucky feeling 'Skate Ska.' It features Vic Ruggerio and is from their album 'Back on Board.'