Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Clash Of The Titans Riddim
Various
Maximum Sound
Digital Release / 7" Vinyl Singles
February 16, 2015

Track list
  1. Ninjaman - Revolutionary
  2. Mr. Vegas - Dem A Fret
  3. Ward 21 - Pick & Choose
  4. Major Mackerel - Anyway A Anyway
  5. Shanty B - Fiesty Gyal
  6. Masicka - The Youths
  7. Vershon - Run Red (Clean Version)
  8. Vershon - Run Red (Raw Version)
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Since producer Frenchie - born in Paris, raised in New York and residing in London since 1990 - launched his own Maximum Sound record label in 1993 and began producing tracks featuring local and international Reggae and Dancehall acts, he has become one of the European producers who not only gets genuine respect in Europe, but also in Jamaica. Having worked with almost every top-notch Dancehall and Reggae artist from the Island, it was only a matter of time before he was going to collaborate with a Jamaican producer. It was musician/producer Stephen "Lenky" Marsden, extremely successful with his "Diwali" riddim, who became a frequent collaborator. And now there's the "Clash Of The Titans Riddim", produced and arranged in collaboration with King Jammy, one of the greatest and most popular producers in the history of Reggae and Dancehall music.

"The Clash Of The Titans Riddim", produced for release on the Maximum Sound Bwoy Killers label, is a crucial old skool styled Dancehall riddim that shouldn't be ignored by any self-respecting soundbwoy. Things get started with "Revolutionary", a standout cut from Desmond John Ballentine aka Ninjaman, who scored many hits over the years 1989-1992, attracting notable attention with his controversial lyrics, his stuttering and melodramatic vocal style, and his infamous rivalry with Shabba Ranks, which led to a number of clashes. Here he shows that, after all these years in music business, he's still a force to reckon with. In 2013 Mr. Vegas did a great collab cut with Natel & Major Mackerel on the "Tin Mackerel" riddim called "Flash Up Unu Lighter" and now he delivers the deadly goods again across the "The Clash Of The Titans" with "Dem A Fret".

With such a riddim to voice (and working with King Jammy), you simply have to get Ward 21 involved. This madder than mad outfit knows how to ride these kinda riddims to full effect and "Pick & Choose" affirms that once again. Veteran dancehall deejay Major Mackerel, who had his finest moments in the 1980s, made a well-received comeback in 2013 and here he shines in his own inimitable style with "Anyway A Anyway". Frenchie is also known for his willingness to highlight up-and-coming artists. Here it are singjay, songwriter and actress Shanty B, the multi-talented Masicka and young dancehall deejay Vershon who are given the opportunity to showcase their skills and talents. And although Masicka's "The Youths" makes the best impression, Shanty B's "Fiesty Gyal" and Vershon's "Run Red" are also worth giving it a spin more than once.

"Clash Of The Titans" is a dancehall riddim of seriously high calibre produced by Frenchie in collaboration with the legendary King Jammy. Wi seh..."Pull up an' come again mi selecta!!!"