Dub A Rub Riddim
Chiney K. Productions
September 23, 2012
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4/5||Production : 4/5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4/5|
Chiney K Productions was started in 2005 at the direction of Paul Lowe Chin. Their first riddim compilation was the "9-5" riddim, an awesome one-drop riddim voiced by top notch artists such as Bounty Killa, John Holt, Tony Rebel, Anthony Cruz, Mr. Easy and more. The follow up was the up-tempo dancehall riddim "Wake", which featured the likes of Anthony B, Anthony Que, Konshens, Powerman, Stacious and others. Further riddims released were the "Gangsta Flex" with a lead single from Gyptian and Nitty Kutchie called 'High Grade' and the "Evening Breeze" with a nice effort by Duane Stephenson entitled "Dance For Me". In addition to producing music, Chiney K Productions has a promotions division which sees Paul Lowe-Chin's birthday bash, called 'Taurus Bash' produced every year in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and features artists such as Bounty Killa, Mavado, Powerman, Bling Dawg, Wayne Marshall, Tarrus Riley, Duane Stephenson, Tiger, Gyptian, Nitty Kutchie and many more. Recent releases were the "Di System", "Break Di Bread" and "Conquering Lion" riddims.
A couple of months back the label unleashed the "Dub A Rub" riddim. It is a mid tempo dancehall riddim, harking back to the riddims of the '80s, certainly not hardcore, one might even call it a melodic riddim! Anyway, the selection here makes a truly decent impression with superior outings by Bounty Killa with Mr. Pol-Lu-Tition, the underrated Chuckleberry with the herbs tune One Draw 2 and The Butcher aka Cutty Ranks bringing us the killa tune Blood Stain. The combination Ginjah and Powerman are responsible for the boom tune System, 200% worthwhile checking out!
Even singers like Len Hammond and Jimmy Riley give their best voicing on the riddim and the result is not bad at all. Sizzla surprises with a very good tune called Hear Me Now , one of his best tunes from recent times. Dancehall veteran Bunny General does a nice Nitty Gritty imitation, while bobo dread Determine disappoints with the boring tune It's Getting Ruff. More enjoyable is Tyrical's Money Love and Follow Me Home by Madd Dogg and Ginjah. Lady G's Herbie is not a bad tune either! The #1 tune here has to be Chiney K's tribute to Papa Levi, the do-over of Mi God Mi King. Wicked!
Very worthwhile spinning more than once!