Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Banga Riddim EP
Various
MV Music
Digital Release
January 1, 2016

Track list
  1. Mr. Vegas - Jookie Jam
  2. Goofy aka Mr G - Voom Voom
  3. QQ - Do The Bruk Back
  4. Ameera feat. Mr. Vegas - Wine It Up
  5. Sashae - Ce'Cile Diss (aka Ludo Board)
  6. King Jammy - Banga Riddim
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4
Riddimwise the year 2016 kicks off with a dancehall banger, the King Jammy produced "Banga Riddim" for Mr. Vegas' MV Music. The invigorating riddim, which as soon as you hear it grabs your ears and then makes your body move, is a percussion dominated computerized backdrop with on top a real nice acoustic guitar sound. Without any doubt this dancefloor filler is going to mash up any dance.

In recent years Mr. Vegas, the singjay who took the dancehalls worldwide by storm in the late 1990s with a series of exciting records, has also been successful in the reggae and lovers rock arena. With "Jookie Jam", a tune that contains dance instructions, he fully shows that he's still able to deliver a dancehall piece that has all the hallmarks of a dancefloor smash; excitable, fast-flowing and lyrics with a lively melody. Also the highly original Goofy aka Mr. G made a serious impact in the second half of the 1990s with several big dancehall hits. His cut on the riddim, "Voom Voom", is a rabble rousing party tune delivered with humour and wit. Also QQ's matching tune "The Bruk Back" is worth hearing more than once. After having done a rendition of Adele's "Hello" in collaboration with Mr. Vegas, the upcoming artist has again teamed up with the renown singjay for a next collab, the enjoyable "Wine It Up". Also included here is "Ce'Cile Diss (aka Ludo Board)", the controversial single which is aimed at Ce'Cile. This tune sees Sashae making reference to some of Ce'Cile's fellow entertainers who she allegedly had an affair with. The set is rounded off by the straight version of the "Banga" riddim - maaaad!

The "Banga Riddim" is destined to cross the divide between the dancehalls and urban club scene.