Various artists album review
Riddim Driven ~ Blindfold
VP Records-Walboomers Music
30 - 08 - 2002

Tracking list

  1. Capleton - Hunt Dem Food
  2. Ward 21 - Regular
  3. Lady Saw - Tightness Supply
  4. Sizzla - Just Through Mi Love
  5. Wayne Wonder feat. Surprize - The Flow
  6. Tanto Metro & Devonte - Rock On
  7. Brigadeer & Spragga Benz - She Anuh Ready Gal
  8. Ce'Cile - Gal Company
  9. Bling Dawg - Bark Fi Di Gal Dem
  10. Round Head - Fine Waist Line
  11. Vybz Kartel - Mi Love Di Gal Dem
  12. Lady Saw - Heavy Gal
  13. Galaxy P - Yard Man Deh A Foreign
  14. Silver Cat - Plant Good Weed
  15. Major Sample - Pump It Up
  16. Nitty Kutchie - Skin Haffi Burn
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

We have stopped counting them but here's another installment in VP Records' "Riddim Driven" series that hits the streets and this time it features the "Blindfold" riddim. Recorded and mixed at King Jammy's Recording Studio and produced by Lloyd "John John" James Jnr. for Lady Saw's "Hall Productions" the "Blindfold" perfectly fits in the current trend to produce riddims which incorporate flavors of East Indian dance music. Thus you can easily get the feeling that you've heard it all before. With the 7" singles already creating some hype in the dance halls, it's obvious that the dancehall massive had to be treated to a "one riddim" set. The usual suspects are featured here including Capleton, Ward 21, Sizzla, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Lady Saw and Wayne Wonder/Surprize. Mainly these artists already enjoyed notable success with their single releases for the riddim. Especially Capleton's "Hunt Dem Food" and "Ward 21's "Regular" are awesome efforts. Furthermore this compilation features decent cuts such as Ce'Cile's Gal Company", Bling Dawg's Bark Fi Di Gal Dem", Galaxy P's "Yard Man Deh Ah Foreign" and Nitty Kutchie's "Skin Haffi Burn", the latter coming with the version. All in all this "Riddim Driven" album features a nice mid-tempo dancehall riddim with some outstanding cuts.

Teacher & Mr. T.