Madda Dan
August 23, 2005

Track list
  1. U Can Dance - Tony Matterhorn
  2. Pussy Clean - Vybz Kartel
  3. Pum Pum Fat - Bounty Killer
  4. Let Me Tell How Fi Say It - Macka Diamond
  5. Never Get Battery - Beenie Man
  6. I Don't Like - Sizzla
  7. Bad Mind Inna Dem - Danny English & High Rollaz
  8. Who Dem - Lexxus
  9. Simon Says - Alozade
  10. Gangsta Man Nuh Business - Spragga Benz
  11. Last Year Clothes - Mad Cobra
  12. Gunshot - Bounty Killer
  13. Bakkas - High Rollaz
  14. Wine Pon Di Sitten Girl - Sheriff
  15. I Like To See - Bling Dawg
  16. Give Weh Dem Life - Harry Toddler
  17. Works - Predator
  18. Madda Dan Rhythm - Damien 'D-Ice' Morsby
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 5 Backing : 4 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4
Newcomers, London's Lightning FM DJ Mr. Fox and Damien 'D-Ice' Morsby have produced the 'Madda Dan'-riddim for their 908 Productions and the D-Ice label. This 74th volume in Greensleeves Rhythm Album series is their first big riddim, and it's very much in the same league for pace and catchiness as for example 'Scoobay' and 'Bomb A Drop!'. It's no coincidence that after the strange out of tune piano broken chords intro that starts every tune, Tony Matterhorn opens this album, with the dance tune "U Can Dance", based on the melody of Abba's "Dancing Queen"(!). Vybz Kartel delivers in fine style the very slack "Pussy Clean" let me push it iin and is rivalled for both convincing delivery and slackness here by Bounty Killer's "Pum Pum Fat" and the ladies are once again well represented by Macka Diamond, who contributes the love-instruction "Let Me Tell How Fi Set It". Beenie Man is in fine form too on "Never Get Battery" and so is Sizzla, who, for me still unexpected, is completely in control of this hardcore riddim with the excellent "I Don't Like" people like dogs / play around and take tings for a joke / wastin mi time now, bloodstain. Yet another great tune on this riddim, "Bad Mind Inna Dem", is delivered by Danny English in combination with the High Rollaz, who promise to be a force to be reckoned with. Lexxus chips in with the very fine "Who Dem", before, nowadays more often active as producer than as DJ, Alozade delivers the extremely entertaining "Simon Says" remove the lingerie, his game to play with the girls. Spragga Benz' "Gangsta Man Nuh Business" and Cobra's harsh but fine "Last Year Clothes" add to the entertainment value of this album, and so does Bounty Killer's second tune on the riddim seeing him return to the warlord-mode "Gunshot". High Rollaz' second take on the riddim "Bakkas" proves their high potential as Ward 21 rivals, and Sheriff makes a nice debut as well with the slackish "Wine Pon Di Sitten Girl". Bling Dawg is in excellent form lately but doesn't really show that on "I Like To See" before Harry Toddler does the above par "Give Weh Dem Life". The last vocal tune on this riddim is Predator's "Works", as his debut album remains firmly on the shelves at Greensleeves. The catchy "Madda Dan Rhythm" is included in its clean version as well, once again showing how catchy it is. A very promising debut production by UK newcomers Mr. Fox and D-Ice!