Luke R.I.C.H. / Bassrunner Productions / Highhat Records
digital download
December 16, 2008

Artist & tune

  • New Kingston - Dilemma
  • T.O.K. - Push It
  • Ill Inspecta - Phatt Bumpy
  • Mr. Evil - Hardcore
  • Bongo Chilli - Gimmie The Beat
  • Determine - Blast It
  • Rymzo De Gusto - Can't Underestimate
  • 3gga feat. G-Solo & Jiff - Rise
  • Benjie - Reggaebanner
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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', followed by Sam Gilly and Loopus once more teaming up for the very impressive 'Glorious' riddim backing another great selection of tunes. And now selector Loopus once more - after the 'Ghetto Ride' - teamed up with jazz/techno producer Florian Richling (of electro-project Tipanic) as Luke R.I.C.H. for Bassrunner's very impressive third hardcore dancehall riddim 'The Outlaw Riddim'.

The first selection is by promising NYC based male singers (& instrumentalists) trio New Kingston who deliver the excellent "Dilemma" dealing with the girl on the side, followed by T.O.K. with their badgyal tune "Push It", before - former Germaican Records artist - Ill Inspecta - contributes the very nice "Phatt Bumpy" and Lefside's alter ego Dr. Evil delivers the smashing "Hardcore".

UK's Jamaican born Clayton Brown a.k.a. Bongo Chilli is in very fine form on the catchy "Gimmie The Beat" before veteran DJ Determine is half-autotuned for full-impact on "Blast It" and then Nigerian born Rymzo De Gusto makes a great impression with the heavily by Bounty Killer influenced "Can't Underestimate". 3gga, always performing strong on Bassrunner riddims, on the 'Outlaw Riddim' teams up with Tanzanian G-Solo & UK-based Nigerian hip hop & R&B singer Jiff for the very nice "Rise" before one of Germany's deepest voices, the underrated & underrecorded Benjie closes this selection with the strong "Den Hier" that has been retitled "Reggae Banner". These tunes have been released as digital downloads now and should be bought by all soundsystem selectors and other buyers. 9 excellent tunes across this very strong 'Outlaw Riddim' from Austria's Bassrunner camp in association with High Hat Records, available through and finetunes.