Various artists album review
CD / 2LP
01 - 07 - 2000
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 3/4|
Within a short space of time Greensleeves Records has released the third "one riddim" album in their 'rhythm album series'. Collecting 20 cuts over the massive "Doorslam" riddim - all produced by Harvel Hart for 'Annex Productions' - this compilation set is filled with wall to wall talented artists. Featuring many of today's most anticipated and prominent Dancehall stars alongside promising newcomers like Danny English, Zaro and Alizade, this set includes a whole heap of slammin' pieces with 'nuff potency to cause pure party excitement.|
It's the top ranking deejay Capleton who immediately turns up the heat with his awesome piece, "Bust It". Without delay it is followed by the next wicked cut, an equally great and appealing effort from Dancehall stalwart Beenie Man. And also Sizzla delivers a topnotch performance on this hardcore Dancehall riddim. Bounty Killer combines forces with Merciless which leads to a solid effort, as both stars voice the riddim to full effect. Undoubtedly one of today's most anticipated Dancehall talents, Lexxus aka Mr. Lex, has the next slam with "Blank", in which he fully showcases his dynamic style and delivery. And there's no stopping it now, with Ward 21's killer tune "This Means War" and Elephant Man's "One". Mr. Vegas unmistakably confirms his status by contributing two entertaining efforts. Harry Toddler and Hawkeye complete the first half of this collection, with Hawkeye delivering a surprisingly good cultural effort. Then, the next ten pieces to the riddim, among them also deliveries from newcomers in the Dancehall business. Producer Harvel Hart has employed Danny English, Zaro and Alizade to fine effect, but once given "Badness" a spin, it's evident that Kiprich is the up-and-coming artist to watch for in the near future. Also noteworthy efforts are delivered by Chico and General B.
So Dancehall fans, you gotta check this out, 'cause "Doorslam" is a 'one riddim' set that delivers!