Shok Wave your weekly new reggae music blog focusing all things musically Caribbean: reggae, dancehall, dub, ska, reggae rock, soca, calypso and zouk. Each week Kulcha Shok previews all the music possible and scorns the internet for new releases to bring the best of each weeks releases.
NEW REGGAE RELEASES
Perfect Giddimani - 'Loving Jah'
This week our first release comes from an artist who first hit 'Hand Cart Boy' and took over Sunsplash that year in 2006. Ten Years later he’s still a reggae commodity and has a talent for melody. His latest single proves it with 'Loving Jah, living good, nothing in the world is more beautiful than loving Jah.' Simple and true and that's what makes a great song good.
Adala - 'Cel'
La Panchita Records releases another good album out of Barcelona Spain. This time it’s from Adala and ‘Cel.’ A multi-language album of English, Spanish & Catalan which dominate in northern Spain & southern France. It has several tracks with great featured instrumentation/solos. The first track sets the pace with ‘Cold In Paradise’ and the featured instrument is guitar as in the next with added horns. While the Latinos will like the ‘drama’ of ‘Drames,’ Appropriately, the next tune is cold ‘December’ with hot horns. Mr Fireman’ comes to set the fire. This is one of those tracks that feature more of the sweet sounding & blazing horns. The horns do not stop and we are loving them on ‘Quantes Pluges.’ Catalan is the medium and it sounds great as it translates to few raindrops so that means more sun & more fun so bring it un(on). The album ends with ‘Look Good,’ a kette styled start that goes hard into an instrumental rock guitar with more nice horns, a nice ending. A good clean modern roots sound that will get you musically.
Jah Ova Evil (JOE) - 'Forever Jah'
Jah Ova Evil (JOE) releases a new compilation of several artists that all release 2-3 tracks each on ‘Forever Jah.’ The album focuses on good messages. The first is Jahwawah with ‘Your King Is On The Way.’ A song to give the empress strength in reality or faith in the future. That means there's love in her life and so once you have love it’s best to ‘Spread Love’ to everyone…Selah say. The Gideon is upon us and he says ‘Badadeng’ with Selah and uses the melody from Mr Luxury from Ronnie Thwaites just as did the Born Jamericans, who the song really emulates.
Catch A Fyah - 'Colours'
Italy's Catch A Fyah releases a poppy rocksteady tune called 'Colours' and she's the joy of your life. You will be loved through the darkness & the light, thru day & night. Sounds like a boom with a nice melody.