Experienza Riddim
March 27, 2012

Track list
  1. Tippa Irie - Righteous Way
  2. Ruben Da Silva - High Grade
  3. Dada Yute - Black Woman
  4. L'abbe Mase - Paris Bresil
  5. Adonai - Filho De Jah Jah Nao Desiste
  6. I-Kushna - Not What Man Say
  7. Mateus Pinguim & Walla C - Dinheiro
  8. Mv Hemp & Bocafloja - Viver Na Selva
  9. The Viceroys & Derajah - Voice Like Thunda
  10. Dubatak - Experienza Riddim
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Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4
Anyone who still thinks that quality reggae music can only be produced in Jamaica must have been living on another planet for quite some time. Reggae has really gone international since the start of the new millennium, when more and more people all over the world started to get access to the internet. Further innovations and improvements made it possible for producers, musicians and artists to create new music without actually being in the studio.

This 'one-riddim' set is another example of how the music can benefit from the beauties of the internet. The "Experienza Riddim" was built by Dubatak Sound in Brazil, voiced in Germany, England, Brazil, France and Jamaica, and then mixed at Control Tower in Rio de Janeiro. Thus this quality compilation features well known artists like Tippa Irie, The Viceroys and Derajah, but also several unknown Brazilian artists. The "Experienza" riddim, reminiscent of riddims created by UK people like Russ Disciples, sounds real good. Tippa Irie's album opener "Righteous Way", delivered in the UK chatter's instantly recognizable style, is a winner. The same can be said about the uplifting "Black Woman" by Dada Yute from Brazil. Also I-Kushna's "Not What Man Say" is a decent piece, while the combination tune "Voice Like Thunda" from The Viceroys & Derajah, with additional melodica play by Shaky Norman from France, outmatches most of the tracks included here. Big tune! However this doesn't imply that the tracks that we have not mentioned aren't worthwhile hearing, for they surely are (even if you can't understand the lyrics).

All in all this 'one riddim' set brings some great vibes, which makes it well worth checking out.