Label
Riddim
Format
Date

Bassrunner Productions / Soundquake
Glorious
7" Single
June 15, 2007

Artist & tune

  • Jah Mason - Glorious Morning / Natty King - Praises
  • Million Stylez & Ill Inspecta - Revolutionary Music / House Of Riddim's Sam Gilly & Bassrunner's Selector Loopus - Glorious Version
  • Lutan Fyah - Can't Stop The Fire / Pace Mendoza a.k.a. El Criminal & El Condorsito - Tu Hijo
  • Spectacular - Dem Getta Beaten / Geoffrey Star & Wildlife - Free Up Your Mind
Overall rating : (1 to 5 stars)   
After the success of the 'Burning'-riddim built by House Of Riddim's Sam Gilly for fellow Austrians Bassrunner Productions in July 2005, Bassrunner's dancehall/reggaetón mixtape "The Way U Move" featuring Ill Inspecta & El Condorsíto and the collaboration between Bassrunner Soundtribe selector Loopus and Sam Gilly resulting in the impressive roots riddim 'Tragedy', Bassrunner released their first must have (brave, with only European artists) selection across the hardcore dancehall riddim 'Thug Funk'.

And now Sam Gilly and Loopus have once more teamed up for the very impressive 'Glorious'-roots riddim backing another great selection of tunes. Jamaican bobo Jah Mason immediately sets the tone both lyrically and deliverywise with his excellent melodic chant about Jah "Glorious Morning" with compatriot Natty King continuing the conscious vibe in his equally impressive "Praises". Then one of the best European combinations in voiced by Germany's/Germaica's Ill Inspecta & Sweden's Million Stylez both defending and paying an absolutely smashing tribute to Jamaica's "Revolutionary Music" over this magnificent Austrian riddim, that is in its clean "Glorious Version" on the flipside. More Jamaican (bobo) vibes are contributed by Lutan Fyah assuring us that 'they' "Can't Stop The Fire" with - one half of Caramelo Criminal - Paco Mendoza a.k.a. El Criminal teaming up with Bassrunner MC El Condorsíto for the in Spanish wonderful sounding "Tu Hijo" your son.

The last of these initial four 7"s opens with Spectacular's fierce warning "Dem Getta Beaten" before one of my favourite underrecorded Jamaican singers Geoffrey Star is joined by promising newcomer Wildlife for the DJ parts in their fine combination "Free Up Your Mind". This is a must have roots selection for every soundsystem selector and other 7"-buyers as soon as it hits the streets later this month, especially taking into consideration that other tunes across the riddim by Ras McBean, Bongo Chilli & Ronny Trettmann are in the can and anyone still disbelieving this should listen to Million Stylez & Ill Inspecta's "Revolutionary Music" and most likely a full megamix will soon appear on Bassrunner.net as well.