The Future (EP)
Daddy Rings & Gentleman
African Glory Records / Rockers Town - Groove Attack
October 12, 2007

Track list
  1. Daddy Rings & Gentleman - The Future (Future Riddim Rmx)
  2. Daddy Rings & Gentleman - The Future (Acappella)
  3. Daddy Rings & Gentleman - The Future (TV track)
  4. Daddy Rings & Gentleman - The Future (Rise Riddim Rmx)
  5. Daddy Rings - Rise With Jah
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4
Daddy Rings has become a very famous singjay in Europe (and especially in Germany) over the last decade, as he is German reggae superstar Gentleman's highly appreciated sidekick both on stage and in writing lyrics. As first single of his (only - in 10 years) second album - after his great debut "Stand Out" - "The Most High" this combination "The Future (Future Riddim RMX)" with his 'employer' Gentleman is a great way to introduce himself again to the reggae massive. A great conscious tune over a great riddim laid by the legendary Sly Dunbar drumming alongside Kevon's bass and keyboards, mixed by Lynford 'Fatta' Marshall for his Fat Eyes Productions, followed by the brilliant "The Future (A Cappella)" highlighting not only the conscious both apocalyptic and warning & pleaing for the better lyrics but even more the strong delivery of both vocalists and the "The Future (TV Track)" which is in fact the clean instrumental with the angelic backing vocals of Nina and June kept completely intact.

The "The Future (Rise Riddim RMX)" has everything of a trademark Sly & Robbie riddim (with Kevon substituting here for Robbie Shakespeare) with great (synthi-)horns, giving the tune a completely different, more upful vibe. The backing in fact is a relick of the riddim that Danny 'Axeman' Thompson laid for the wonderful "Rise With Jah", the beautiful album track that also appears on this EP. The three alternative mixes of "The Future" make this EP very recommendable, even if you already bought or plan to buy the album "The Most High".