Come Test Riddim
December 7, 2014
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 4/5||Production : 4/5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 5|
Too bad we kinda overlooked Dreadsquad's riddim called 'Come Test' when it got released at the end of September. Late, but hopefully not too late we'll gonna write some nice words about this infectious retro styled riddim.
The Dreadsquad project has put Poland on the map for creating dancefloor friendly riddim and bassline madness. From the Superfly Studio in Lodz comes tune after tune combining Jamaican sounds of Reggae, Dub, Dancehall, Ska and Rocksteady with the modern sounds of Breakbeat, Jungle, Dubstep and Garage. Dreadsquad was launched during 2001 and what followed was a flurry of mashups, remixes and Polish Sound Clash victories which gave confidence to turn a passion into a way of life for the man at the controls, Marek Bogdanski. Hundreds of gigs in Poland turned into European tours and now Dreadsquad has toured as far as the USA, Canada, Brazil & India. Always in demand, Dreadsquad has worked with plenty of top Jamaican and European artists including Ward 21, Tenor Fly, Top Cat, General Levy, U Brown, Milion Stylez, Lady Chann, Tipa Irie, Jah Mason, Perfect Giddimani, Dr Ring Ding... the list goes on and on and on...
The label made name and fame with several releases. In 2012 "The Riddim Machine" hit the streets with memorable success, while the year 2013 was fruitful for the label with projects like the "Bun Dem" riddim and the "Digital Rules" riddim. Recently the album "Dig It All" by Dr. Ring Ding & Dreadsquad has been put out.
'Come Test' is an infectious 80's styled dancehall riddim, the title track being voiced by Germany's Top Ska & Reggae artist Dr. Ring Ding aka Richard Alexander Jung, who is active for more than 20 years in the German & international reggae/ska/music scene. The energetic Jamaican dancehall artists Perfect Giddimani delivers his humorous contribution called At Di Controls. General Good is a French raggamuffin' soldier out of Ivory Coast (Africa), based & raised in Reims, France. He created his own lyrical flow on legendary digital yard riddims, influenced by the '80s. Check out his speedy toast called Wicked & Wild! Good for multiple plays is Mandika's tune Talk About Gun, here he more or less reminds us of Ninja Man. Combination stylee from Million Stylez & Richie Riot makes a solid impression while Robbie Rule is a hard working Kingston JA based dancehall artist. His tune Hands In The Air delivers the perfect dancehall vibez! If you're looking for some punany lyrics check out Thai Stylee's hilarious Open Sesame!
Perfect party riddim!