November 1, 2005

Track list
  1. Justice - Vybz Kartel & Wayne Marshall
  2. Not Armed But Dangerous - Capleton
  3. Exodus - Beenie Man
  4. Gimme Back Dancehall - Elephant Man
  5. Some Girls Say Dem Hot - T.O.K.
  6. Go - Alaine
  7. Put Love On Your Mind - Turbulence
  8. Sexy Girls - Left Side & Esco
  9. Call Out Him Name - Macka Diamond
  10. Dem Can't Find My Gun - Vybz Kartel
  11. Real Gangsta - Bling Dawg
  12. Bruk Out - Kiprich
  13. Guilty As Charge - Spice
  14. Pum Pum Tight - Beenie Man & Don Mafia
  15. Style & Pattern - Brilliant
  16. U Don't Even Know Me - Delly Ranks & Lukie D
  17. No Other Love - Sanjay & Carl
  18. Jus Look - Sandy Star
  19. Gal Hunt - Calico
  20. Justice Rhythm - Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett & Nigel Staff
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3
Irie FM's Katrina 'DJ Sunshine' Irons made her debut as producer with the as "Greensleeves Rhythm Album #69" released infectious and pounding 'Sunblock'- riddim, built for her own Yellow Moon label by top notch riddim-builder Christopher 'Longman' Birch and mixed by Big Yard's Shane Brown. And just after the release of 'Sunblock', Byron Murray & Clifford 'Mr. Vegas' Smith' In The Streetz label released in their Rhythm Streetz Series DJ Sunshine's sophomore riddim as "Rhythm Streetz Series #4 - Real Life", a co-production with her engineer and road manager Carlton Calvin Reid. DJ Sunshine, a former Pulse model was a contestant in the Miss Jamaica Fashion Model contest in the early 1990s, but now focuses on music, first as DJ on Irie FM, where she started with the Monday night slot working a show called Night Beat which ran from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am. Later on she moved up to Midnight Spin on Tuesday nights and later The Jam on Wednesdays and currently she is working The Jam on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The sound system which she operates, Queen A Fire has been renamed DJ Sunshine Special Edition and has gotten gigs overseas and locally. At age 32, DJ Sunshine says there are other interests that she would like to explore. On the business side, she operates a store in the Negril area which is a franchise of the Cooyah fashion line. She has also dabbled in the show promotion arena. 'Her' event Fuel began in 2002 and it has been staged at the same venue, Windsor Lawn in St Ann's Bay ever since. This year's May 24th edition featured Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Richie Spice, Chuck Fenda, Spanner Banner, Anthony Cruz, Macka Diamond, Lady Saw, Lady G, Cecile, I-Wayne, Little Hero, Perfect, Black-er, Razor, Easy Wayne, Brimstone, Alpha Rowen, Idonia, Einstein and others. Fire Links, GT Aggregation, Danger Zone, Warlord International and other sounds were juggling the latest hits. And after employing Christopher 'Longman' Bird on her first hardcore dancehall production, she's now using the extremely talented and prolific nephew of Lorna 'Breakfast In Bed' Bennett, Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett a.k.a. Don Corleon, the dancehall heavyweight champion of the moment, who is building riddims at high speed without losing his high quality level, whether it's one drop like 'Drop Leaf' successor 'Seasons' or yet another dancehall scorcher like this 'Justice'-riddim build once again together with his 'partner in crime' Nigel Staff. Kicking off each tune with a wicked sample as spoken by Bonasera in 1972s epic "The Godfather" for justice, we must go to Don Corleone, and the justice part constantly repeated throughout the tunes, it's fast paced with synthi horn riffs lending the riddim an almost reggaetón like feel. From the first combination by Vybz Kartel & Wayne Marshall "Justice" giving the selection its name, it's all killer no filler, with Capleton warning that he's "Not Armed But Dangerous" and Beenie Man - who always excels on these kind of riddims - excelling in the (you determine what gets the upper hand) conscious/homophobic "Exodus". Elephant Man lispels in his inimitable style the entertaining "Gimme Back Dancehall" before T.O.K. serve the girls with"Some Girls Say Dem Hot" but dem not, Alaine once again putting her name more firmly on the map with "Go" and Turbulence, after his great effort on 'Siren' returning for another superb tune on a hardcore dancehall riddim with "Put Love On Your Mind". Leftside & Esco continue their string of impressive tunes with the extremely catchy "Sexy Girls", followed by - the most reliable in terms of quality female DJ - Macka Diamond's "Call Out Him Name" and Vybz Kartel second voicing on the riddim "Dem Can't Find My Gun". Bling Dawg's "Real Gangsta" and Kiprich' "Bruk Out" are very fine tunes as well, followed by newcoming impressive female DJ Spice with her "Guilty As Charge" and Beenie Man's slack combination with Don Mafia (who allegedly is responsible for a large chunk of Beenie Man's lyrics these days) "Pum Pum Tight". Newcomer Brilliant might not yet be at the stages his moniker promises, he nevertheless is convincing with "Style And Pattern", followed by a top notch combination, Delly Ranks gruff DJing countered by Lukie D's smooth singing in "U Don't Even Know Me", and Sanjay teaming up with Carl for the fine "No Other Love". Sandy Star is joining the ranks of up and coming female artists in the dancehalls with her very entertaining "Jus Look". Calico's "Gal Hunt" is introduced by producer DJ Sunshine herself, emphasizing his up and coming status, illustrated well by this last vocal tune on the 77th (!) volume in Greensleeves Rhythm Album series, before the clean version of the "Justice Rhythm" is unfolding Donovon 'Vendetta' Bennett's (and Nigel Staff's) Midas Touch.