Various artists album review
Dancehall Xplosion 2002
Jamdown Records

Tracking list

  1. Baya - Intro
  2. Spragga Benz - Hall Of Fame
  3. Assassin - Wah Gwaan
  4. Mega Banton - Girls Forever
  5. Chico - Teaser
  6. T.O.K. - Player Haters
  7. Goofy - Do Something
  8. Red Rat - Bad Gal
  9. Merciless - It's Me
  10. Bounty Killer - Which One
  11. Rude - My Type Of Man
  12. Goofy - Rich In Love
  13. Beenie Man - Dog Like We
  14. Merciless - Nothing Bad
  15. Merciless - Dance
  16. Madd Anju - Age
  17. Delly Ranks & Patchie - Fever
  18. Ce'Cile - Step Out
  19. Ce'Cile - Would You
  20. Lady Saw - Move On
  21. Madd Anju - This Boy
  22. Elephant Man - Fire
  23. Jazzy T - Outro
  24. Various Artists - Megamix (Bonus Track)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

"Dancehall Xplosion 2002", the companion set to "Reggae Xplosion 2002", is the 6th installment in one of Jamdown Records' finest and most successful megamix series. "Dancehall Xplosion 2002" mainly concentrates on the hardcore dancehall outings and features production work from Roshaun Clarke (Bumrush Records), Marlon Cooke (Deja Vu Productions), Mark Hudson (Stone Cold Productions), Garfield Hamilton & Troy Mclean (First Name Music) and Chad "Goofy" Simpson (Young Blood Productions)
After the intro by Baya, "Dancehall Xplosion 2002" takes off with five decent cuts over a stuttering dancehall riddim, courtesy of First Name Music's production team Troy McClean & Garfield Hamilton. Best versions are Assassin's "Whah Gwaan", Beenie Man's "Model Mi Gal" and Chico's Teaser". New wicked riddim drops in with Jamaica's ultra hot quartet T.O.K. awesome "Players Haters", which is followed by solid tracks from Goofy, Red Rat and Merciless and an outstanding Bounty Killer piece called "Which One". Next bashment selection comes across the militaristic "Eight Ball" riddim, produced by Chad "Goofy" Simpson for his own Young Blood Productions. Especially worth hearing are Goofy's Rich In Love" and Beenie Man's "Dog Like We" as both are notable efforts. The tempo and mood of the riddim changes with four Mark Hudson produced cuts. The combination tune "Fever" by Delly Ranks & Patchie and Ce'cile's "Step Out" make a solid impression and are definitely the best efforts for the riddim. Ce'cile continues with "Would You", another solid cut but now for the next riddim which comes courtesy of Marlon Cooke's "Deja Vu Productions". More niceness over the riddim is delivered by Lady Saw, Madd Anju and Elephant Man.
"Dancehall Xplosion 2001" is recommended for those in search of a party album that will keep everyone dancing from the opening intro until the very end!

Teacher & Mr. T.