Label
Riddim
Format
Date

Vikings Production / Pete's Music
Love Is The Answer
Pre-release promo copy
March 4, 2009

Artist & tune

  • Jah Mason - Love Is The Answer
  • Romain Virgo - Wanna Go Home
  • Glen Washington - Good Loving
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Vikings Production was started in the early '90s by Dawin Brown with a small sound system called Vikings Sounds in the hills of St. Ann, Jamaica. Support for the sound system grew rapidly and Vikings branched out into the record business by selling the latest 45s, LPs and dancehall tapes. As time went by, the Vikings Sound became more popular by playing alongside major sounds like Bass Odyssey, Exodus 4x4 and Katarock amongst others. Vikings Sound even owned its own nightclub called Crystal Palace, most time referred to as Vikings Lawn. The sound played there every Sunday night to a massive crowd. When main selector Bean Head passed away due to illness, this was a major blow to the sound and from there things went down hill.

Dawin moved to St. Catherine to work at a power plant, but still had to play a role in the music industry and formed the Vikings Production label. His first riddim was called 'Asham' and featured Capleton, Luciano, Jah Mason and Anthony B. Further riddims released on Vikings Production are 'The Faith', 'Hungry Days' and the most popular riddim to date called 'Turban & Robe'. Vikings Production also produced the album "Surprise Dem" with Jah Mason, released in France on Nocturne Records.

And now in co-operation with Pete's Music, the label of engineer Dyan 'Pete' Foster, Vikings Production is about to release the 'Love Is The Answer'-riddim, a relick of Delano Stewart's 1968 for Sonia Pottinger's Gay Feet label recorded "Dance With Me" a.k.a. "Rock With Me" with this new version being named after the Jah Mason tune "Love Is The Answer" that is the first great selection across it. It's followed by 2007 Digicell Rising Stars winner Romain Virgo's current single "Wanna Go Home", a truly heartfelt lovers tune and Studio One veteran Glen Washington who contributes an equally strong smooth tune with "Good Loving". Hopefully a full 7" selection on this 'Love Is The Answer'-riddim will soon be released by Vikings Production and Pete's Music, as this is a wonderful relick.