Various artists album review
Riddim Driven ~ Hi Fever
VP Records - Walboomers Music
18 - 07 - 2002

Tracking list

  1. Hot Ladies Buju Banton & George Nooks
  2. After All - Bounty Killer
  3. Stay Strong - Sizzla
  4. Family Ram Elephant Man
  5. War Now Danny English
  6. Right Away Capleton
  7. Gal Jump Around Sean Paul
  8. Big World Cup Anthony B
  9. What Dem A Go Do Frisco Kid
  10. No Money No Ride Lukie D
  11. She Want It Red Fox & Mr. Easy
  12. Head Back - Cobra
  13. Hum Die Tanto Metro & Devonte
  14. Big Chat Mr. Lexx
  15. Love Someone Wayne Wonder
  16. Some Gal Lisa Morgan
  17. High Fever Version
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

VP's 'hotter than hot' series "Riddim Driven" comes up with a string of singles across the "Hi Fever" riddim. After a long hiatus, veteran producer Mr. Doo - the man who gave us Cocoa Tea's "Riker's Island" and Ninjaman's "My Weapon" - returns with a vengeance with this new riddim. The riddim from producers Cargill 'Mr. Doo' Lawrence and Rickie 'Mad Man' Myrie is currently burning up dancehalls. This mid-tempo riddim incorporates driving keyboard lines, horn riffs and a pounding bass. The usual dancehall celebreties all line up for their piece across the riddim. Included here is the breakout single Hot Ladies from the hot new combination Buju Banton and George Nooks. The Warlord, Bounty Killer, delivers a solid tune called After All, and the ever present Elephant Man is featured with his hit single Family Ram. A tune which also has hit the charts is Danny English' War Now. Also well worth spinning is the wicked combination tune She Want It, which brings Red Fox and Mr. Easy together in perfect harmony. The next outstanding piece comes from Sean Paul who performs his Gal Jump Around in fine style. Anthony B's Big World Cup is another definite highlight as is Capleton's Right Away and Wayne Woner's Some Gal.
Hi Fever is a massive jugglin' riddim, set to shake down the place and primed for chart domination!

Teacher & Mr. T.