Various artists album review
Dancehall Xplosion '99
Jamdown Records

Tracking list

  1. Various Artists - Intro
  2. Buccaneer - Bruck Out, Bruck Out
  3. Spragga Benz - Some Bwoy
  4. T.O.K. - Whoa
  5. Baby Cham - Boom Tune (Get De Good F@#k)
  6. Cobra - War
  7. Spragga Benz - Do It And Done
  8. Beenie Man - Number One
  9. Red Rat - Caan Sleep
  10. Tanya Stephens - Freaky Type
  11. T.O.K. - Gal Fi Get Loving
  12. Frisco Kid & Chico - Gal Teacher
  13. Beenie Man & Mr. Vegas - Bad Man Nuh Flee
  14. Tanya Stephens - From Yuh Hot
  15. Sean Paul - Deport Them
  16. Mr. Vegas - Jack It Up
  17. Spragga Benz - Picture Dis
  18. Tanya Stephens - Bow And Salute
  19. Delly Ranks - Wha Mi Hear
  20. Various - MegaMix (Bonus Track)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

After the very successful "Dancehall Xplosion '98" - the best selling dancehall album for 1998, which remained in Billboard's reggae charts for more than 23 weeks - Jamdown Records winning formula is back yet again with "Dancehall Xplosion '99". Featured on this album are many of the hottest dancehall tunes and hit riddims, presented in a nice continuous mix. "Dancehall Xplosion '99" contains production work from Jamaica's trendsetting producers Dave Kelly, the creator of the "Bruk Out" riddim and his brother Tony "CD" Kelly, who contributes with the smash hit riddim "Bookshelf" and also seems to be involved in Jamdown's own fresh and wicked "Ruff Neck" riddim. Furthermore Danny Browne, Richard Stephenson and Richard "Shams" Browne showcase their production skill and talents with respectively the scorchin' "Heavy Metal" riddim, the infectious "Sail Away" riddim and the killer "Baddis" riddim. Within this hot set of slammers it's hard to point out the highlights as almost every cut is a killer in its own right. So, we'll have to stick to our own favourites : Buccaneer's "Bruckout Bruckout", Beenie Man's "Number One", Sean Paul's "Deport Them" and Delly Ranks' "Wha Mi Hear".
This is definitely the most economical way to get the best dancehall entertainment without the hard search. So, get your dancing shoes out for one serious juggling action !!

Teacher & Mr. T.