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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!

Instead of not doing a blog this week we decided to list a bunch of good songs that released. I did not find anything great just good. Maybe this should be the start of an additional playlist? What do you think?


Aleighcia Scott "Windrush Baby"
Aleighcia Scott is a talented beautiful lady. She is a radio & TV broadcaster. Her strength lies in her voice. Her introduction to the reggae world was big in it's impact yet not a good experience for her. Now that Rory of Stone Love has taken over the reigns, Scott's debut album reaches the musical world. History shows she works well with the classic reggae riddims. Her debut album has that same feel without totally using Studio One tracks. There are definitely a few lick overs. The album has the feel of the old school vibe. The album starts off that way with 'First Love.' The classic riddim is and setss the basis for the song and is a standout. This Welsh Jamaican has a 'Good Vibe' and a voice to match it. Her first single for the album was & is 'Do You' a cover of the John Holt classic. She does more than justice so much so that if you don't pay attention you'd think it was hers and not Mr Holt's or even the originator Brook Benton. A different vibe comes with a wake up call in 'Hey World.' It shows her versatility. It's more of a 'Could You Be Loved' type of vibe....a funky uptempo reggae pop vibe. Back to business at hand it's the formula that works best for her an old school reggae riddim singing what she sings best because she is comfortable 'In My Shoes,' as she sings and it's so true. She is a 'Pretty Little Brown Thing' and will make you loose control. 'Maybe' is another cover that Aleighcia commands attention. Once you recognize, it brings out the soul in her. 'Mr Big Shot' is that 60's reggae sound especially the organ.'This Way' is the way a fine vocalist and Rory StoneLove shows his skills in music extend beyond selecting music nad MCing the sound system. It shows that both can say or sing this is 'My Love.' This album is a celebration of bothe Rory & Aleighcia Scott because it celebrates the JA-to-UK heritage of both Aleighcia and Rory. It takes a musical journey from the blues dances and shubeens of Cardiff and London to the modern age.

David Cairol "Vers(e)"
Showing he is a true lover of Jamaican and lt's kulcha land and music. David keeps it simple with words and sounds of Jamaica. Keep in  mind he's from the Basque country. An album ,which features lots of talent: Judy Mowatt, Brinsley Forde, Sly Dunbar, Axeman, Earl Chinna Smith, Bongo Herman, Var & Rik Jam. If you know anything about Jamaica you know 'Hope Road' and it's one of our favorite tunes on the album. As he sings 'the voice of a lion roars,' listen and you will hear it. With all the great guests on this album Cairol is 'Building Bridges' with Var and Brinsley Forde. Another simple and catchy tune is 'taking the 'Last Bus' home.' David keeps it very simple at times as in 'Running Out' and 'Echoes of the Jungle.' 'Grow In' is an interesting song that say they can't stop us from Grow in the dark. The only song he sings in his native tongue is 'Banan Banan.' Since the album is ending it's time to 'Turn Up The Stereo' as we leave you with 'Music.' Enjoy!!!!


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