Various artists album review
CD / 2LP
June 28 - 2003
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
Here is the 40th installment of the ridiculously in-demand series of compilations - the "Greensleeves Rhythm Album" series. First there was Diwali, then Bollywood and now ... Egyptian. Once again it's the meeting of continents on one album from Cairo to Kingston via London and New York - uniting the world with good music and filling the charts with hits! Connoisseurs tell us this riddim is so damn hot when it drops it's going to have you in an instant dancehall frenzy.|
"Egyptian" is the most talked-about riddim of the moment and it's already being hailed as THE riddim of the summer of 2003. A limited amount of 7" singles were released in Jamaica where it's currently getting nuff spins at radio and racing up the charts. Produced by talented newcomer, wheelchair-bound young budding production talent Daniel "Blaxxx" Lewis, and rising star Don "Vendetta" Bennett, who gave us the infectious "Mad Ants" and off-the-wall "Krazy" riddim albums and who rules the dance like a movie style Mafia boss.
The usual dancehall troopers have lined up for their interpretation of the riddim and you will find no phoney fillers here, just genuine up-front unadulterated bashment from Jamaica's hottest dancehall talents. Some of the standout tunes here are Sean Paul's Get With It Girl, T.O.K. with their boom tune Coulda Wha and Elephant Man's Egyptian Dance. Every tune here has that kind of dancehall feeling you are looking for...trust us and do check out Degree's Hotties and Vybz Kartel's Sweet To The Belly which recalls the humour of Yellowman at his very best.
This one's a sure-fire winner from Blaxxx Productions.