Label
Riddim
Format
Date

Buggie Productions / Irie Ites
Dirty Heart
7" Single
January 8, 2008

Artist & tune

  • Beenie Man - Just Your Time (Radio Edit) / Beenie Man - Just Your Time (Raw)
  • Turbulence - Full Up Me Girl Head I Think / Warrior King - On My Knees I Pray
  • Luciano - Bad Boy Put It Down / Natural Black - Make Good Use Of Your Time
  • Anthony B - Dutty Heart (Dem A Carry) / Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal - Make It One Day
  • Fantan Mojah - My Works Will Be Reality / Dirty Heart Riddim
Overall rating : (1 to 5 stars)   
Jamaican Buggie Productions presents its first 7" selection, the 'Dirty Heart'-riddim produced by E. 'Buggie' Burrell, that could be heard first almost 7 years ago, when Anthony B's "Dutty Heart (Dem A Carry)" was included (as one of the best tunes) on his strong "That's Life" album. Showing how fabulous he can sound over a roots riddim Beenie Man delivers the brilliant warning today could be "Just Your Time" to all the youths dem a deal wid di crime in both the clean (Radio Edit) and the (Raw) version although in my opinion that isn't too much rawer. The next 45 couples Turbulence' excellent lovers tune "Full Up My Girl Head I Think" with Warrior King's great conscious "On My Knees I Pray" and both exploit the strength of this extremely strong riddim to the utmost as well.

In his strong contribution Luciano also, like Beenie Man, tries to convince the rudeboys to cool in his "Bad Boy Put It Down" with the never disappointing Guyanese singjay Natural Black delivering his advice "Make Good Use Of Your Time" more than convincingly. Anthony B's original, almost 7 years ago recorded and not having lost anything of its impact it had then, "Dutty Heart (Dem A Carry)", is another standout tune and so is Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal's mellow but truly uplifting "Make It One Day" on the flipside.

The last single released in this selection features Fantan Mojah in very fine form supported by great (uncredited) female backing vocals, bringing his positive message that "My Works Will Be Reality" across this wicked "Dirty Heart Riddim" that is included on this 7" in its clean version, to round off a selection of tunes distributed by France's Irie Ites that should make it to all 7" buyers and boxes of soundsystem selectors. You can listen to the "Dirty Heart Riddim Mix" here.