Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Riddim Driven ~ Dreaming
Various
VP Records
CD / LP
December 18, 2006

Track list
  1. Lovers Prayer - Alaine
  2. Dreaming - Mavado
  3. Gunshot A Beat - Assassin
  4. Better Days Coming - Buju Banton
  5. When Last Unnu Pray - Vybz Kartel
  6. Man A Thug - Busy Signal
  7. The Highest - Bounty Killer
  8. Quiet Hero - Mitch
  9. Badness Nuh Light - New Kidz
  10. Beat It Pon Dem - Bling Dawg
  11. Silent Murderer - Wayne Marshall
  12. Dreaming (Version) - Craig 'Daseca' Marsh
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4
Craig 'Daseca' Marsh, who built the 'Mad Guitar' alongside and for Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett, and helped building Michael 'Alozade' Sterling, together with riddim builders 'Computer' Paul Henton, Ernesto 'DJ X' Mitchell, Carlton Hugh 'Renegade X' Williams and Daniel 'Blaxxx' Lewis, his 'Chrome'-riddim, as well as Dane 'Fire Links' Johnson's 'Chaka Chaka', rebuilt the 'Man Fi Dead'-riddim for Brissett's H2O as 'Petty Thief', who then produced the heap of great tunes over it, before he finally came with his own 2004 'Anger Management'-riddim paired with new tunes recorded 6 months ago over the 'Angrier Management'-remix of the riddim, now returns with the brilliant 'Dreaming'-riddim.

Opening this album over a thumped old-school drum pattern with great horn riffs and echoing piano stabs is Alaine with the beautiful "Lover's Prayer", followed by Movado - who returned back to form - with the title tune of the riddim, the powerful gangsta for life tune see I was "Dreaming" that I'm floating on a thousand dolla bill / and if you touch my paper / and fuck my dream up / then you gonna get kill and Assassin's extremely impressive "Gunshot A Beat". Buju Banton is the next to shine on this riddim, with the ultra clever "Better Days Coming" known from his recent "Too Bad" album before Vybz Kartel delivers his magnificent war tune "When Last Unnu Pray" and Busy Signal keeps the gangsta vibes flowing with another great tune over the riddim, "Man A Thug".

Bounty Killer is delivering an excellent tune deejaying his praise of ganja with "The Highest" and former ARP-singer Mitch convinces (once more) with his "Quiet Hero". Buju Banton protegé New Kidz, who copped the style of his patron, contributes the fine "Badness Nuh Light" and Bling Dawg doesn't deliver the standout track on the riddim, but his "Beat It Pon Dem" is still a very fine tune. Then Wayne Marshall delivers the last vocal over the riddim, the brilliant warning against unprotected sex "Silent Murderer".

The "Dreaming (Version)" easily emphasizes how wonderful this Daseca riddim is, an absolute must that as an aside proves 2007 continues where 2006 left us, showered with great dancehall riddims.