Della Move Riddim Throwback
Yard Vybz Ent.
Digital Release
January 21, 2015

Track list
  1. Vybz Kartel Ah No Food
  2. Beenie Man Find Out
  3. Mr. Lexx Gyal Feelings
  4. Da'Ville Gone Too Far
  5. Wayne Marshall No Worry We
  6. Bling Dawg No Phase We
  7. Mega Banton - Wi No Fear
  8. Beenie Man & Admiral Baley - Della Move Remix
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 3/4 Backing : 3/4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3
In the history of reggae music the 'one riddim album' has always been very popular and widely used. It was actually Slim Smith & The Unique's "My Conversation" that led to the release of the very first 'one riddim' set, "Yamaha Skank". Since then countless 'riddim' albums have been put out. Probable most notable are the almost 250 installments in the Greensleeves' "Rhythm Album" and VP's "Riddim Drive" series that were released in the first decade of the new millennium.

One of the latest 'riddim' sets is the "Della Move Riddim Throwback", featuring a riddim in an 'old skool' dancehall stylee from Trevor 'Baby G' James, who produced this project for Yard Vybz Entertainment in 2005. It now sees a reissue on digital platforms, although the original release had 13 tracks. The "Della Move Throwback" is very similar to Admiral Bailey's original "Della Move" that was produced in 1988 by Baby G's father, the renown Lloyd 'King Jammy' James, and brings to mind the glory days of King Jammy, who was the undisputed ruler of the dancehall in the second half of the 1980s.

Of course, the usual suspects have voiced a cut on the riddim, although seeing the name of fine singer Da'Ville among those who are regulars in the dancehall circuit is a bit suprising. However he surely holds his own with a solid conscious tune entitled "Gone Too Far". Incarcerated dancehall star Vybz Kartel seemingly isn't limited in doing recordings as he put out tune after tune. Here he gets things going with "Ah No Food", a tune with explicit lyrical content. "Find Out" sees Beenie Man riding the riddim in his well-known style, while Mr. Lexx delivers a nice effort called "Gyal Feelings". However it's Wayne Marshall who kills it with "No Worry We". This set is rounded off with a remix of Admiral Bailey's original tune with Beenie Man, the second highlight on the "Della Move Riddim Throwback".

Not a really new or innovative juggling project, but all in all it's nice to hear the old styles again.