Da Vibe
Wayne Wonder
Platinum-Walboomers Music
17 - 07 - 2000

Track list
  1. Keep Them Coming
  2. Watching You
  3. Last Night
  4. Snitches & Spies
  5. Blazing featuring Surprize
  6. Informer
  7. Let Your Conscience Set You Free
  8. Ready To Ride
  9. Criss Pack A Boots featuring Bounty Killer
  10. The Best
  11. Searching Dem Searching
  12. Rainbow
  13. Joy Ride featuring Baby Cham
  14. Bashment Girl
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4
Wayne Wonder emerged some decade ago as a fine Dancehall singer with a golden voice. He recorded for several top producers on the island of Jamaica, but got the best response when he teamed up with producer Donovan Germain to record a string of wonderful tunes, which finally made him one of Jamaica's leading ladies' men. Furthermore he cut some well received 'combination' tunes with Buju Banton, Tony Rebel and Terry Ganzie.
The album 'Da Vibe' collects some 14 tunes produced by Jamaican hitmakers and top producers Dave and Tony Kelly, with the exception of "Snitches & Spies". On this compilation set - as it gathers mainly previously released singles from as far back as 1996 - you'll find Wayne Wonder riding some of the best contemporary, computerized riddims such as Dave Kelly's highly acclaimed 'Millennium Bug' riddim on the wicked opener "Keep Them Coming". The next track is a piece across the almost 'classic' 'Bookshelf', the hit riddim from Tony "CD" Kelly, who was also the man behind the "Kiki" riddim, which is utilized for "Blazing". In this wicked tune Wayne Wonder sings and deejays as well. "Snitches & Spies" is a r&b flavored ballad produced by Wayne Wonder himself, who has recently set up has own "Singso" label. The tune "Informer" and "Let Your Conscience Set You Free" are both across the Bruk Out riddim. 'Drum & Bass' influences are incorporated in "Ready To Ride" and "Criss Pack A Boots", two very infectious tunes across the haunting 'Back Yard' riddim. The 'Joy Ride' riddim is featured on the last two tracks of the album and shows Wayne Wonder in fine form, especially when he teams up with Baby Cham on "Joy Ride". "Da Vibe" is a solid compilation and a good purchase for any Wayne Wonder fan who has missed his hit singles on Dave & Tony Kelly's "Xtra Large", "Madhouse" and "K-Licious" imprints, delivered across a whole heap of great Dancehall riddims. Also enjoyable for everyone who loves well produced modern Dancehall music.