John John Records
September 9, 2015
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 5||Backing : 5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 4/5||Sleeve : 4|
King Jammy is one of the best known producers in Jamaica, and his 4 sons are also quite successful in the music industry: Lloyd "John John" James Jr., Trevor "Baby G" James Jr. and Jammy "Jam 2" James and Christopher "CJ" James is also a producer living in Canada. John John's latest effort is a one riddim set called "Fragrance Riddim". The melodic riddim has an infectious beat, no hardcore dancehall ting, and has some subtle Latin influences.
The line-up is just awesome! Bounty Killer's tune "Pants & Skirt" is becoming a sure shot hittune on the island, it's one of the best tunes he's recorded in a long time. Demarco teams up with Jovi Rockwell, an artist who's well known to those who follow reggae music and contributed to both the first Major Lazer albums and Snoop Lion‘s reggae. Serani brings the tune that named the riddim, a heartfelt lovers tune that will touch many a girls heart! Beenie Man delivers no less than two (excellent) tunes, "Real Man" being our favorite lick! Mr. Vegas brings his tune "Good Girl" in his unique seductive style. International recording artist Shaggy delivers the humorous "Jockey". The daughter of former Waterhouse footballer Hugh 'Bingi' Blair, Ikaya (Kadian Blair) has been recording since 2000. Last year she put out some strong singles ("Ugly Girl" and 'Bang Bang") dealing with affairs of the heart. Her contribution is the noteworthy tune "Lenient Wife".
Very nice one!