Magdalena (EP)
Filip G & Respecta
Hitscope Records - Edel Entertainment
June 6, 2008

Track list
  1. Magdalena
  2. Magdalena feat. Mr. Shammi
  3. Magdalena (DJ Blackskin Remix)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4
Hannover based production duo Stephan 'Respecta' Meyer & Dirk 'Dirty Paapi D.' Hinze together with Hamburg (and Hannover) based Filip G(ross) have first released 3 singles on their Hitscope label across their own 'Heavy Weight'-riddim, distributed by AfricanBeat and then released a fourth single as well as the very nice 17 tunes strong "Respecta's Heavyweight Riddim" one-riddim album.

And now Filip G & Respecta have released the first single from their "Also Also" album that has the same feel as their 'Heavyweight'-riddim and for this first single they have been heavily inspired not only by late 80s digital dancehall and reggaetón, but also by the Miami Sound Machine's "Conga". This results in the very catchy girls tune "Magdalena" that becomes even better (wilder and stranger) when they are joined by US-based Trinidadian Mr. Shammi, normally riding soca-riddims, adding extra spice to the second version of "Magdalena". Kassel's DJ Blackskin provides the fine "Magdalena (DJ Blackskin Remix)" that sounds different yet leaves the original completely intact. A very fine EP and if you liked the 'Heavyweight'-riddim and this Maxi-CD be sure to pick up Filip G & Respecta's "Also Also" album.