Izes Riddim
RPR Music Production
Digital Release
June 30, 2014

Track list
  1. Jah Cure - Jah Rule The Universe
  2. Lutan Fyah - Glory Come To Shame
  3. Dubtonic Kru - Marcus Garvey
  4. Bryan Art - Charge
  5. Droop Lion - So Many Rivers To Cross
  6. Jahmali - Step Back
  7. Crisopolis - Love Iya Show
  8. Brukkout - Izes Riddim Instrumental
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4
In April 2013 RPR Music Production out of Portmore, Jamaica, presented the "Izes Riddim", which was produced by Brukkout. The latter is a Jamaican/American production duo, composed of Richard Dawkins and Dorian Besson, who are credited with contributing to the sound for many successful Dancehall and Reggae artists such as Beenie Man, Mad Cobra, Jah Mason, Lutan Fyah, Cocoa Tea. And now, for whatever reason, it re-appears and gets its 'official' release on digital platforms via Zojak World Wide.

The "Izes Riddim", although with only 7 vocal cuts on the tracklist being quite short, is a very lovely backdrop. The trumpets, the bassline, the drums, the guitar, the backing harmony and the artist lineup... they all blend together perfectly well. The astounding riddim brings out some great lyrical performances from talented artists like Lutan Fyah, Jahmali and, of course, Jah Cure. It was the latter's previously released single "Jah Rule The Universe", that topped the artist's iTunes releases when it came out in January 2013. It's an awesome tune, one of the best efforts we've heard from Jah Cure in recent years. Lutan Fyah hardly ever disappoints and with "Glory Come To Shame" he again delivers a convincing conscious piece. Next comes Dubtonic Kru's "Marcus Garvey", a truly tremendous song that outmatches the previous two tracks (and also those to come). Jahmali, one of our favourite artists, lives up to expectations with the mighty "Step Back" , while lesser known artists like Bryan Art, Droop Lion (the current lead singer of The Gladiators) and Crisopolis make a decent impression throughout with their cuts for the riddim.

All in all a juggling set that will surely thrill any roots reggae fan.