Hungry Dayz Riddim
Larger Than Life Records
Digital Release
June 16, 2015

Track list
  1. Gappy Ranks - Everything
  2. Luciano - Solid Like A Rock
  3. RC (Righteous Child) - Hungry Dayz
  4. Bobby Hustle - Legal We Legal
  5. Teflon - Heart Of A Stone
  6. Hungry Dayz Riddim - Instrumental
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4
Earlier this year Larger Than Life Records issued the well received "Travellers Riddim", and now the U.S based production house and independent record label is back on track with a next solid modern reggae riddim entitled "Hungry Dayz". Despite only coming with five vocal cuts and the instrumental version, which is always good to see it on the tracklist of a juggling project, it makes a serious impact in its brevity. Just like in the 2013 released "Going Home Riddim", the sound of a melodica can also be heard here, which adds a nice vibe to the mellow riddim.

All artists featured here have worked on previous juggling projects with Larger Than Life Records, so no real surprise to see them appear again on the label's latest effort. Full marks to Gappy Ranks, who opens in a very convincing way with the spiritual "Everything", and again shows that he hardly ever fails to impress. So, it's obvious Luciano has a hard nut to crack to match the Gappy Ranks piece and it shows as, although being a solid tune, his "Solid As Rock" isn't a fully satisfying effort. Surely he could have done better. The much promising RC (Righteous Child), who deserves a big international breakthrough, shines bright on the outstanding lead track "Hungry Dayz", while Bobby Hustle also makes a good impression with the herb tune "Legal A Legal". Teflon's rougher singjay style utilized for the decent "Heart Of A Stone" works well and creates a different vibe. The riddim wraps up with its instrumental version, which - as already pointed out above - is always good to have included.

In the end you wish it was more, which says a lot about the 'one riddim' set.