Twelve 9 Records
Pre-release promo copy
March 4, 2009
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|Tricia 'ZJ Sparks' Spence is one of the very few radiojocks
who can be heard on both Zip FM and Irie FM in Jamaica. She started her radio career at RJR Radio as DJ
Wildchild and also played a role in the long lasting Jamaican soap opera Royal Palm Estate. This 'Wire
Waist'-riddim is the latest riddim on ZJ Sparks' label Twelve 9 Records and features a host of upcoming
artists from Jamaica following earlier riddims Sparks put out like the 'Truth Is'-riddim and 'Laba Laba'
which was heavily inspired by King Jammy's Duck riddim. The 'Wire Waist' is a very catchy irresistable
percussive riddim that is at the same time both truly hardcore and able to win over occasional dancehall
Andrew & Wada Blood, the sons of Junior 'One Blood' Reid kick it off with their funny and catchy tune about the wife and the girl on the side "Love Triangle", followed by the DJ who seems to be on the brink of his big breakthrough Bramma De Bomma calling for the slack "African Wine", Bass Odyssey's Charly Black who besides being their MC and selector has rapidly become a recording artist as DJ in his own right, contributes the rather outrageous "Step Forward Babymother" and Delus, who didn't rocket as sky high as his older brother Konshens yet, but still forms Sojah together with him, delivering the very entertaining "Tax & Tear"
Shawn Storm, one of the members of Vybz Kartel's Portmore Empire chips in with another slack tune telling his girl to "Wine It" before 'Sexy' Stacious represents the ladies and encourages them to tell the men it "A Nuh Matey Ting". Wasp (who did record a couple of strong tunes in 2002 and than 5 years later in 2007 for Black Chiney) gives it another shot with the slack and funny "Robot Car" being the last tune of a very entertaining selection with lesser known artists riding a simply irresistable riddim that more than deserves its upcoming official release. This is extremely entertaining hardcore dancehall.