Label
Riddim
Format
Date

Phat & Lazy
Love You More
Digital release
April 14, 2010

Artist & tune

  • Irieginal Abraham - Love You More
  • Joggo - All My Life
  • Cornadoor - To All My people
  • Kirk Davis - Jesus The Answer
  • Malijah - Love Rastafari
  • Daddy G - Daddy Love You More
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After having toured for ten consecutive years, the members of populair Dutch crossover reggae band Beef have decided to take a break for two years starting September 2009. Most times band members start working on solo projects and in this case it's singer/guitarist Irieginal Abraham who felt it was time to produce and record his own material.

In 2008 he already drew attention with his solo single "Ganja Gun" which topped Soundquake's top sales chart for 11 weeks and reached the #5 position in the Japanese reggae charts, and now he returns with a brand new single entitled "Love You More", actually a cover of the Rancoon song. It's a real nice effort underpinned by a well laid one-drop riddim, which urges the listener to put on his dancing shoes. Irieginal Abraham also invited other artists to voice the riddim, which yielded Joggo's superb conscious cut "All My Life". Since he emerged on the scene this Dutch-Surinam singer has managed to deliver solid to excellent tunes and it's about time he comes up with a full length album.

With "All Of My People", German artist and Bielefeld's man of the moment, Cornadoor, adds another worthy effort to his growing catalogue. The release of his anticipated debut album is scheduled for June 2010. As a 14-year-old, Beenie Man's brother Kirk Davis (formerly Little Kirk) became a chart topper with his hit, "Ghetto People Broke". In 2008 he, like other Jamaican artists such as Stitchie and Papa San before him, became a Christian and turned to Gospel reggae. Lyrically "Jesus The Answer" falls into that category, but even though the lyrics won't appeal to everyone, it's Kirk Davis' soulful voice in combination with the riddim that makes it a solid effort.

While Kirk Davis praises Jesus Christ, Malijah (born Naval Lee Bennett) expresses his love for Rastafari. It's a nice tune but in the end it fails to match the other cuts for the riddim. The last cut across the "Love You More" riddim is Daddy G's "Daddy Love You More". It's an instrumental piece on which Daddy G blows his saxophone in real fine style. All tunes are available as digital download at mp3.soundquake.com.