Different Thing
30 - 06 - 2003

Track list
  1. Girlfriend
  2. Unite
  3. Leaders feat. Taffari
  4. Marihuana
  5. Pride
  6. Let's Try
  7. Burn Dem Down feat. Lutan Fyah
  8. Time
  9. Dread Times feat. Mark Wonder
  10. Dem Crying
  11. Holiday
  12. What A World
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4 Backing : 4/5 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4
Hailing from the Mannings Hill Road section of Jamaica, Sheldon Campbell better known as Turbulence first attracted some attention in 2000, when Xterminator producer Phillip "Fatis" Burrell released his self-titled debut cd. Although Turbulence's first full length album was a solid set, it didn't reach a wide audience as it lacked promotion. "Rising" - again coming from the Xterminator camp - was the second album for this very promising singjay who sometimes comes on like a cross between Sizzla and Jah Cure. Not only was the critical acclaimed "Rising" album a more balanced set, it also got more exposure than his first album. Then Turbulence started to perform as an opener on many Sizzla concerts on different occasions all over the world, which increased his popularity further. Now, after two album releases for Xterminator, Turbulence has a new cd out with production credits shared by Anthony Senior (AL.TA.FA.AN / Kingston, Jamaica), Brotherman (Minor7Flat5 / Gran Canaria, Spain) and Silly Walks Movement (Four Music / Hamburg, Germany). With "Different Thing" Turbulence delivers a mature and stylistically varied album, including not only Reggae and Dancehall tunes, but also tracks with strong Drum & Bass, Soul and World Music influences. We're treated to clean delivery, penetrating lyrics and several bubbling riddims like "Forever", "Purge It Out", "Que Sera", "Iniquity Worker", "System", "Dis Ya Gal" and "Immigration", the latter a remake of Burning Spear's "Fire Down Below" from Studio One days. These riddim tracks were produced in each of the producers related studios, in three different countries, but the vocals were all recorded in Syl Gordon's Cellblock Recording Studio, Kingston, where Jamaican top stars like Buju Banton, Bounty Killer, Luciano, Shabba Ranks and many more have been voicing big tunes. Standout tracks on this good album are "Girlfriend", "Unite", "Time", "Dem Crying" and the combination tunes "Leaders" featuring fine roots singer Taffari, the awesome "Burn Dem Down" with deejay Lutan Fyah and Dread Times" with the underrated Mark Wonder. Unfortunately there are also a few mediocre tracks, mainly because the Turbulence's vocals shine much brighter than the riddims. Thus we're not overly fond of "Pride" and "Holiday".
"Different Thing" clearly shows why Turbulence is rated as one of today's hottest Jamaican cultural artists by many reggae connoisseurs (voted no. 1 newcomer in Germany's top Reggae magazin "Riddim"). Check it out!!