Various artists album review
Pow Pow Productions
March 21, 2005
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 4/5||Production : 4/5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
In the summer of 2004 we were treated to seven very enjoyable 7" singles featuring another hit riddim from Cologne based Pow Pow Productions called "Superior". The latter, the follow up to the wicked "Blaze" and "Shanty Town" riddims, is another superb and awesome riddim produced by Ingo Rheinbay. Recently four brand new 7" singles for this riddim hit the streets with cuts by well known Jamaican artists Sizzla, Frisco Kid, and Ras Shiloh. Besides that these singles also featured tunes from newcomers Vido, a singer from South Africa who resides in Berlin, Little T from Heidelberg, Germany, Martinique born but Switzerland based Cali P., and the two Italian artists Sud Soundsystem and Raina. Except for Raina's tune "Weed", this third "one riddim" album coming out of the Pow Pow production camp contains all pieces that previously appeared on singles plus exclusive tracks from Tippa Irie, Danny English and Tolga. Next to the aforementioned artists this worthwhile compilation features the usual suspects closely associated with the mighty Pow Pow like for example Turbulence, Jah Mason, Anthony B and Gentleman. The latter's title track for the riddim is an excellent tune with powerful lyrics that give the listener much to think about. But there's more to enjoy. Morgan Heritage - recording a tune for Pow Pow for the very first time - makes an inspired and strong impression with the killer tune "Inna Dem Ting Deh", while Anthony B performs one of his best efforts in recent times. Matching cuts come from the very talented Elijah Prophet, Turbulence, Tony Rebel, Jah Mason, Sizzla and Ras Shiloh. Also the remaining tunes don't let you down as they are solid pieces, all of them worth of hearing. Strongly recommended, so get them while you can!!Teacher & Mr. T.