Artist / Title :
Mark Wonder - We Shall Overcome / Mark Wonder & Daddy Rings - We Shall Overcome Pt. 2

Label : Addis Record      Format : 7" single      Riddim : The Heat
Date : May 1, 2005
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title :
Chezidek - Behind It / C. Birch, Jil & Stuff - The Heat (Version)

Label : Addis Record      Format : 7" single      Riddim : The Heat
Date : May 1, 2005
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title :
Turbulence - Show Some Love / C. Birch, Jil & Stuff - The Heat (Version)

Label : Addis Record      Format : 7" single      Riddim : The Heat
Date : May 1, 2005
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

After Swiss roots reggae producers and Addis Record owners Jil and Stuff got a lot of critical acclaim and respect from the roots massive for the instrumental reggae album "Kingston Sessions" released under their Restless Mashaits moniker, they have been releasing a couple series of 7"s on roots riddims. First there was at the end of 2002 the 'More Redemption'-riddim voiced by Mark Wonder, Natural Black, Jennifer Barrett and Turbulence, in 2003 they produced the 'Frontline'-riddim featuring Admiral Tibett, Chezidek, Mark Wonder, Turbulence and Natural Black, and then in May 2004 the excellent selection over the 'King Of The Nile'-riddim, voiced by Luciano, Junior Kelly, Luton Fyah, Jennifer Barrett and Natural Black as well as the album tune "Last Days" over it on Ras Mac Bean's debut album "Pack Up And Leave". In May 2005 they released this well-crafted 'The Heat'-riddim, and just before the end of 2005 an excellent batch of singles over their latest riddim, 'Solid Ground' was released. 'The Heat' was built with the help of riddimbuilder and producer extraordinaire Christopher 'Longman' Birch, and it's a great one-drop riddim kept simple, though nice synth and string stabs grab your attention. Voiced over it are a great conscious tune by the still very much underrated sweet singer Mark Wonder "We Shall Overcome" with its DJ companion "We Shall Overcome Pt. 2" on the flipside on which - the also deserving a bigger breakthrough - Daddy Rings joins Mark Wonder, the fine "Behind It" by Chezidek and Turbulence's excellent "Show Some Love" both featuring on the B-side the clean "The Heat (Version)" that showcases what a wicked riddim Jil & Stuff together with Christopher 'Longman' Birch laid for these very convincing tunes. The only criticism one can have (as opposed to the 'usual criticism' on a lot of riddims, where less would be more) is that there could have been voiced more artists on this riddim.

Souljah