Album review
Haji Mike Meets Dirty Harri Volume 1
Haji Mike & Dirty Harri
Axion Production
01 - 07 - 2000

Tracking list

  1. Stavroulla DH Remix
  2. Vrageman DH Remix
  3. Him Me Dee
  4. We're On A Mission
  5. Jade
  6. Mother Cyprus
  7. Hahla
  8. Reggae Reggae Reggae (So Sweet) HMTM Remix
  9. Bitter Sweet Athina Dub HMTM Remix
  10. Stravila DH DALIKA Remix
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 3/4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4

For his latest CD the Cypriot raggamuffin artist Haji Mike - who took Cyprus by storm some eight years ago with his mix of ragga and coffeeshop philosophy - has teamed up with Dirty Harri (not to be confused with the renown Jamaican hornsman), thus entitled "Haji Mike Meets Dirty Harri Volume 1". Besides artist and producer Dirty Harri (aka Harri Kakouli, known for his work with international artists like King Sunny Ade, Malcolm McLaren, Sonic Youth, Jocelyn Brown and Maxi Priest), this CD also features guest appearences from Asha Senator, Kyppa Ranks, Tarvernia, Mr.Hey! and Walid. Although the two dj/producers basically have taken the world power of reggae music as a starting point, they have known no boundaries as the final result of their debut collaboration fully showcases. Providing ten tracks - blending dub, reggae, dance, rap and ambient - this is definitely a fine, entertaining album for the listener with an open mind, whose eardrums will be caressed from beginning to end! Best tracks are : "We're On A Mission", "Hahla" and "Reggae Reggae Reggae (So Sweet)".

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