February 18, 2013
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
Italian based label Bizzarri Records took a sample from Jackie Mittoo's tune 'Mission Impossible' and build a fresh sounding vintage riddim around it. Instruments played by the Livity Band and Magista and recorded at their studios in Modena, Italy.
A couple of European artists lined up to voice their version of the riddim. Deliman, in the company of Sara Lugo, grabs the riddim in fine style for their tune Forward. Spanish Ras Kuko delivers a superb Spanish ganja anthem called Mala Fama, and Italian reggae talent Ras Tewelde tells us to remember that "Ital Is Vital"! Jah Sun hails from California and he has quickly emerged as solid reggae talent. His tune Love Inside Your Heart is one of the highlights here.
The so-called 'European Buju Banton' Blackout JA scores with Rub A Dub King. Skarra Mucci is a Jamaican artist, now living in Europe, who is dubbed the Lyric Millionnaire. Check out his version Not Impossible To Me as he takes Sister Nancy's 'Bam Bam' to lighten up his tune. The rather unknown artist Mellow Mood does his thing in toasting style on Do Mi Thing, and Italian artist KG Man delivers a fine effort here with Police And Soldiers.
Nice and skanking selection!