Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Eighty Five Rhythm
Various
Madhouse Records-Platinum Distribution
Maxi-CD
January 30, 2006

Track list
  1. Fight Over Man - Spice
  2. Later Fi She - Black-Er
  3. Anywhere We Go - Assassin
  4. Grab Yuh Hood - Spice
  5. Bring It On - Baby Cham feat. Majic
  6. Desperate Scenario - Pinchers
  7. Ghetto Story - Baby Cham
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 5 Backing : 5 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 1
One of the wickedest producers, though one of the least prolific, ace producer Dave Kelly of Madhouse, known for his quality riddims including 'Pepper Seed', 'Bug', 'Backyard', 'Arab Attack', 'Bruk Out', 'Joyride' and 'Fiesta' , has released his latest dancehall conquering, extremely impressive 'Eighty Five'-riddim. Rather slow (82 bpm), simple, but very effective and building pressure and tension, this is pure wickedness, with his female protegé DJ Spice coming on strong though only 2 minutes in her Me's a girl mi nuh "Fight Over Man" / from mi likkle bit a jus so mi tan / dis ya gyal only wah gi him one / afta dat him tun fool cah him just get di bomb / tight pussy gyal nuh fight ova man / a everybody know she we a name brand / when mi a wine mi gi di wickedest slam / so mi sorry fi di gyal dem out deh whe nah nuh clam, followed by only 1 minute of Black-Er's convincing "Later Fi She" and 2 1/2 minutes of Assassin's excellent "Everywhere We Go" and another tune by Grace Hamilton a.k.a. DJ Spice, who propelled to the top of the female DJ ranks in 2004 with "Fix Mi Good", but then was away from exposure till her recent "Guilty As Charged" on DJ Sunshine's Don Corleon built 'Justice'-riddim, her 1 1/2 minute only second take on the 'Eighty Five'-riddim the great "Grab Yuh Hood". That other Dave Kelly protegé and Madhouse stalwart, Baby Cham, shares 2 minutes for his first tune on the riddim with singer Majic "Bring It On", followed by the very strong Pinchers tune "Desperate Scenario". Closing this 7 track EP (is it, or is it a CD-single featuring snatches of 6 other tunes?) is the absolute killer tune on the riddim, and one of the killer tunes of 2006 for sure, Baby Cham's superb more than 5 minutes bewitching "Ghetto Story",

This a survival story, True ghetto story
This is my story, Real ghetto story
Hey

I remember those days when Hell was my home
When Me and Mama bed was a big piece a foam
An mi never like bathe and my hair never comb


with its chorus:
Wi get di ting dem
Dem outta luck now
Mi squeeze seven and the whole a dem a duck now
Wi have whole heap a extra clip cau we nuh bruk now
Rah...Rah..Rah...Rah
Wi get di ting dem, So dem haffi rate wi
Cau we a tek it to them wicked of lately
And now the whole community a live greatly
Rah...Rah..Rah...Rah


So impressive, unbelievable, it's a pity the other tunes on this Maxi-CD aren't full length, and that no clean version of the riddim has been included, but it's still more than worth buying!