Gyal Scream Riddim
Dragonz Den Production / Ziggy Blacks Productions
Digital Release
February 12, 2014

Track list
  1. Blasto - Don't Worry
  2. Damas - Mek You Scream
  3. Drastic feat. Tha Shya - Breathe
  4. Kiyode Erasto - Do Ya Thing
  5. Link I - Gyal Scream
  6. Mac Truc - Go Dey
  7. Promise No Promises - Out The Jungle
  8. Tmar - Memories
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 3/4 Backing : 3/4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3
The "Gyal Scream Riddim" is a real nice new dancehall juggling from Dragonz Den Production & Ziggy Blacks Productions. Here you won't find the big name artists who appear on the tracklist of almost every dancehall project that comes out of the Jamaican studios, but names of young budding artists that have to take the next step in their musical career, all looking for a big international breakthrough to finally establish their name.

Probably the best known artist is Damas, who recently put out a free downloadable collection called "Natty Take Ova EP" and then did a short European club tour in order to get some exposure and attract attention. Here he comes up with a tune entitled "Mek You Scream", which shows he's surely a promising artist. This can also be said of Promise No Promises (what a great name for an artist!). We have heard nice tunes from him before, but "Out The Jungle" is definitely his best effort to date. He has great potential and is a name to watch for in the near future. UK based Tmar, who is also a producer in his own right for his own New Sound label, has a distinctive vocal style which you've get to get used to before you actually start to appreciate it. With "Memories" he delivers a nice tune that has to grow on you. All the other artists featured here are rather unknown to us (and we assume to most readers of this review as well). In particular worth hearing are Blasto's "Don't Worry", Kiyode Erasto's "Do Ya Thing" and Link I's "Gyal Scream".

All in all an entertaining set with the mesmerizing riddim being a solid backdrop for the vocal efforts of the artists involved.