Germaican Records / Soundquake
7" Single
August 1, 2005

Artist & tune

  • Lukie D - Rodeo / Lukie D - Rodeo Refix
  • Elephant Man - Eediat Badman / Elephant Man - Eediat Badman Refix
  • T.O.K. - Shake Wha' Yu Have / T.O.K. - Shake Wha' Yu Have Refix
  • Harry Toddler - A Di Bes' A Dem / Harry Toddler - A Di Bes' A Dem Refix
  • Ill Inspecta - Madd Paper / Ill Inspecta - Madd Paper Refix
  • Degree - Push Up U Dignity / Degree - Push Up U Dignity Refix
  • Dr. Ring-Ding - Lala / Dr. Ring-Ding - Lala Refix
  • Seeed - Ding / Seeed - Ding Refix
  • Wayne Marshall - 2 The Top / Wayne Marshall - 2 The Top Refix
  • Cobra - The Cure (RFX) / Cobra - The Cure (RFX) Refix
Overall rating : (1 to 5 stars)   
Germaican Records' Pionear and Germany's dancehall caballeros Seeed have teamed up again, after their collaboration on the immensely popular and successful 'Doctor's Darling'-riddim, the highly entertaining 'Pharaoh'-riddim and the 'Electric Boogie', for 'Rodeo', another pumping dancehall riddim, that has been voiced by German and Jamaican dancehall stalwarts in Berlin and Kingston and possesses all potential to become another great hit in the dances. Originally planned as 7 45s, the initial response has been so overwhelming that the double A-sided tunes have been split into separate 45s, and now 10 tunes have all gotten their own release with the version on the flipside. The great singer Lukie D, who released two strong full length albums this year already, is responsible for the excellent title tune "Rodeo" where he seems to be using the melody of Prince's "1999"(!), while Elephant Man contributes one of his finest tunes of late "Eediat Badman" and T.O.K. beg the ladies in the dancehall on their third recording for Germaican Records (after the superb "Shining Star" over the 'Cure'-riddim and their badman-tune "Real Gangsta") to "Shake Wha' Yu Have". Elephant Man's former fellow Scare Dem Crew buddy Harry Toddler follows his string of over the last year recorded convincing tunes with the fine "A Di Bes' A Dem, before the very fine "Madd Paper" (which can be downloaded free for a limited time here by Germaican Scout Ill Inspecta, with whom we have featured an interview here. Two of my favourite DJs are up next, Jamaica's inimitable Degree bigging up the ladies who big themselves up on "Push Up U Dignity" and Germany's Dr. Ring-Ding who incorporates snatches from his own Senior Allstars history on the great party tune "Lala", leaving us wondering when he will finally release his long awaited solo-album. Seeed's "Ding" is not just their return to the scene, recorded for their upcoming album, but it is a very humorous tune with its Ohoho mein hübsches Ding / ich versteck mein Ehering. In his inimitable singjay-style Wayne Marshall's "2 The Top" settles the score with some haters, alternating with him DJing as well, before Cobra's "The Cure (RFX)", the tune that was originally recorded (but never released) as the title-tune for 2002's aforementioned 'Cure'-riddim, with on spot fast-paced deejaying closes a selection of 10 excellent tunes on an excellent, bouncing riddim that should become a big hit for Germaican Records (and if so, there are more tunes on this riddim in the can, by a.o. Tanya Stephens and Ce'Cile, as well as Seeed's English version "Pretty Thing", so let's hope for it), and if this review can't convince you of how outstanding this riddim and the tunes on it are, probably listening to this Rodeo Megamix can.