Various artists album review
Dancehall Attack
Fat Eyes Records
28 - 01 - 2001

Tracking list

  1. Wayne Wonder & Surprize - Victim
  2. Capleton - Hands Up
  3. Junior Kelly - Jwel Of The Nile
  4. Bounty Killer - Mr. Wanna Be
  5. Capleton - Pare Sodom
  6. Sizzla - Jailbreak
  7. Elephant Man - Come Out Yah
  8. Beenie Man - Verbally
  9. Bounty Killer - Look Good Time
  10. Terror Fabulous - Jah Works
  11. Yami Bolo & Capleton - Put Down The Weapon
  12. Bounty Killer & Tanya Stephens - Cry & Bowl
  13. Beenie Man - Ole Taker
  14. Mega Banton - Rewind
  15. Capleton - King & Queen
  16. Chevelle Franklin, Elephant Man & Harry Toddler - There's No Feeling
  17. Future Troubles - Ain't No Stopping
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

Dancehall fans will be delighted with the release of the excellent compilation set "Dancehall Attack, which collects mainly recent works emergent on the 'Fat Eyes' label. Produced by respected production duo, Colin "Bulby" York and Lynford "Fatta" Marshall, this CD is serious bashment business as this set includes pieces to the "Ole Taker", "Sleng Teng", "African Beat" and "Sudd" riddims.
The high prolific Capleton is here performing no less than four cuts and is captured in terrible and deadly form on "Hands Up", delivered over the awesome "Sudd" riddim. And also "Pare Sodom" - over the revitalized "Sleng Teng" riddim - and "King & Queen" are strong efforts. Already appearing on the 1997 released "Fat Eyes Delite Volume 1", the deadly combination between the Prophet and Yami Bolo "Put Down The Weapon" is once again included on a Fat Eyes compilation set. A great tune which is still worth while listening to. The same goes for Terror Fabulous who delivers one of his best efforts, the ebullient "Jah Works".
Also Bounty Killer is heavily represented with the outrageous "Mr. Wanna Be", the superb "Look Good Time" and also the nice combination tune with Tanya Stephens entitled"Cry & Bawl". Included are two decent pieces each for the "Doctor" Beenie Man (including the wicked "Verbally") and Elephant Man, the latter delivering a fine tune in combination with Chevelle Franklin and Harry "Nah Nah Nah" Toddler. Furthermore this set features standout efforts from Sizzla, Junior Kelly and Wayne Wonder alongside his deejay alter ego Surprize. Packed with wall to wall talent and strong efforts this set is a good purchase for dancehall fans who have missed the 45s!

Teacher & Mr. T.