Jah Light Records
January 17, 2015
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 3/4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 4/5||Sleeve : 3|
Akeunde 'Jahlight' Pemberton is the founder/producer/owner of the Trinidad and Tobago-based JahLight Records, a label that specializes in reggae gospel productions. The label's goal is to use music as a communication medium to influence, educate and strengthen the people: "It's all about putting God first and everything else after." JahLight Records has released several 'one riddim' sets such as the "New Day", "Mount Zion", "Freedom" and the "Resurrection", and now there's the "Jehovah" riddim.
The twelve track album sees an all-Trinidadian line-up voicing the reggae one-drop riddim in good style. No real weak tunes here, but definitely not a top-notch collection of tunes. For some reason we kept spinning the tune Hit Me With Your Love by The Peculiar Princesses. The trio consists of Oceania Scott, Mya Scott, Kalieta Scott, three sisters on fire for Christ, using their blessed anointed gifts to bless the Almighty and win souls for the Kingdom.
Matthew Greenridge has released an album called "Jah Rules Over All" on the same label. Here he is present with his tune He Loves Forever. Kwesi Fontinelle contributes his tune One God in fine style. As a young man Kwesi associated with the wrong crowd getting involved in narcotics, guns and ammunition, but he was saved by God in a miraculous way and made a conscious decision to serve Christ. Virtuous' tune All I Need Is You is one of the best songs on the album. Designer's Original brings a slightly dancehall influenced tune called No One Sweeter, nice tune!
If you're into reggae gospel do check this one out.