Full Swing Riddim
June 3, 2012
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
About four years ago Marseille's Dub Akom started making waves in the reggae world when they presented their first riddim, a modern roots backdrop called "Vitamin". With its follow-ups, first "Highlight" and then "Bonafide", they continued to deliver quality riddims in the modern roots vein.
But it seemingly was time for a change as they now come up with a drum-heavy dancehall riddim. And although this one completely differs from its predecessors, it's again a winner. At a lively 122 bpm, the "Full Swing" riddim features a bunch of finger-lickin' deadly goods, some of them being potential hits. The infectious and extremely danceable riddim brings us artists the Dub Akom crew has worked with before including Jah Mason, Jah Marnyah, Anthony John, Konshens, and Antonio West. They are accompanied by Jamaican hit artists like Beenie Man, Lukie D, Perfect and Voicemail, but also talents such as Cee Cee and songstress Novine have taken their turn on the riddim.
Beenie Man dominates the riddim with his great delivery on "Wine To The Ground", while Konshens is equally hit-bound with the matching "Good Life". Definitely check Voicemail's "Shots" and Lukie D's "Jump" if you're looking for more great party tunes. But be aware that not all efforts are made for fun-loving people only. Tunes like Antonio West's "Hypocrites & Parasites", Turbulence's "Rasta Children Large", Perfect's "Beat Dem", and Deadly Hunta's "Most High" are pure consciousness. Don't miss out the noteworthy effort that comes from Novine as her rendition of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" leaves a serious impression.
Any dancehall fan who doesn't purchase this juggling riddim ought to opt for early retirement. "Pull up my selecta and come again!"