Various artists album review
Hard Drive
CD / 2LP
07 - 06 - 2002

Tracking list

  1. Elephant Man - On Line
  2. T.O.K. - Pengeleng
  3. Bling Dawg - Follow Di Gal
  4. Capleton - Straight Forward
  5. Sizzla - We've Been Together
  6. Mega Banton - Your Shoes
  7. Harry Toddler - Want I
  8. Lukie D - Hot Like Fire
  9. Captain Barkey - Gimme Dis Gal
  10. Mr Vegas - Juicy
  11. Merciless - Dem Come Tackle
  12. Lexxus - Nuff Gal Flip
  13. Kiprich - Modelling
  14. Frisco Kid - How We Do It
  15. Roundhead - Ready Fi Ride
  16. Turbulence - Clear Off
  17. Xsytment Gang - Excitement
  18. Danny English - Make A Wish
  19. Delly Ranks - Eh Oh Eh
  20. Breeze - What The Hell
  21. Gadget - Dem Gal Yah
  22. General B - Flashing It
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4

"Greenleeves rhythm album #26" features the yardcore "Hard Drive" riddim, which is produced by USA's Christopher "Goldfinga" Clarke and Gregory Harriot for "Golden Cartel Entertainment", actually the same production house that gave the dancehall fans the massive "Bigga Judgement" and "Dun Tha Place" riddims. All the usual suspects present and correct on this wicked bashment selection. Bouncy, catchy and lively are the keywords for the "Hard Drive" riddim, which hosts a galaxy of Jamaica's finest artists, all delivering their deadly goods across the hype riddim of the moment. Elephant Man's brand new dance "On Line" - heralded as the follow-up to his huge hit "Log On" - is a great kick off for a fantastic "one riddim" album that is packed full of notable dancehall tunes. Cuts from the deejay parade that are especially well worth hearing are the already mentioned "On Line" by Elephant Man, Capleton's "Straight Forward" Sizzla's "We've Been Together", Turbulence's "Clear Off" and Delly Ranks' "Eh Oh Eh". Also very entertaining are Juice" by Mr. Vegas, "Modelling" by Kiprich and "Excitement" by Xsytment Gang. Special attention deserves T.O.K.'s instant classic "Pengaleng", an amazing tune with a chorus that is strongly reminiscent of The Bangles' pop hit "Walk Like An Egyptian", whilst the sole real singer featured on this set, Lukie D, delivers an above avarage effort.
"Hard Drive" is another winner in the fast growing "Greensleeves Rhythm Album" series.

Teacher & Mr. T.