Far East präsentiert ~ Kaffee-Mix (Germaica Street Mix Vol.3)
March 1, 2007
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
Ronny Trettmann rocketed
to the center of (both media and public) attention, becoming the latest
craze in especially Mitteldeutschland i.e. the former South of the GDR;
Saxony, Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt, where they went really mad about
Ronny doing his tunes in their shared dialect 'Sächsisch' (i.e. 'Saxon').
And now he hosts himself on the third volume of Germaican Records' Germaica Street Mix
series carrying the full length title "Far East präsentiert ~ Kaffee-Mix
(Germaica Street Mix Vol.3)" riding a very nice mixture of (of course)
riddims by Germaican Records' Pionear for (the obviously revived) Far East, (relicks of) classic riddims
and a couple of other German (and Austrian) productions.|
The album kicks off with the eclectic "Intro (Das Erzgebirge) - Quasi" mixing Ronny's chatting, classic Studio One backing, Bounty Killer samples and radio snippets followed by "Was Läuft Hier Falsch", Ronny's witty second tune across Pionear's 'Money Bag'-riddim and the great "Was Läuft Hier Falsch (Soul Force RMX)" rollercoaster ride over Jeremy Harding's 'Playground', the 'Justen'-riddim and South Rakkas Crew's wicked 'Clappas', before the 'Money Bag'-riddim keeps bubbling under the "Ronnylude I" and the tune that started his breakthrough "Der Sommer Ist Für Alle Da" followed by the "Ronnylude II".
For the funny "Bizziniz" Ronny Trettmann rides Big League's 2004 version of Bob Marley & the Wailers seminal 'Sun Is Shining' to full (melancholic) effect, before "Ronnylude III" leads us into the strong "Thug Funk KW" over Bassrunner Productions' first hardcore dancehall riddim 'Thug Funk' and following "Ronnylude IV" Ronny Trettmann teams up with another dialect-vocalist, Switzerland's Phenomden as both pay tribute to their and other dialects, Ronny to his Sächsisch and Phenomden to Schwytzerdütsch - which is harder for a native German speaker than Patois for a native English speaker - in the wonderful "Deutsches Patwa" over Messer Banzani (Pionear's former band) & Dean Fraser's take on 'African Beat'.
A very nice collection of "Ronny Trettman Dubs" for some of Germany's biggest sounds e.g. Supersonic and Soundquake and many others is followed by "Kaffee" over Jr. Blender's riddim of the same name. A "Gloverlude" leads into "Glover" over the 'Ice Ice'-riddim by Sweden's Kyaal (available as a free download one riddim album from www.Reggae-Town.de) and the funked up "Glover (Greg Danielz RMX)", before "Ronnylude V" takes us to the charming girls tune "Gretchen" over Triple Links' 'King Orle'-riddim. "Ronny VI" is the intro for the great combination "Loyalty (Unser Fahrer)" with Ill Inspecta over Sly & Robbie's classic 'Taxi'-riddim. The last 'real vocal' on this very entertaining album is "J.O.N. RMX" remixed by Upliftment International's Black Iggla over Cassie's "Just One Night", before the "Outro (Das Erzgebirge - Dub" closes this absolutely humorous but also musically more than interesting album "Far East präsentiert ~ Kaffee-Mix (Germaica Street Mix Vol.3)" that I can only recommend wholeheartedly.