Various artists album review
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 4/5||Sleeve : 3|
After the early 2002 released "The Best Of Maximum Sound", dancehall fans are again treated to a compilation set produced by Frenchie, this time in the mega-mix format. It's Junior Dubbs, renown English sound system operator and remixer (e.g. remix for Destinys Child's 'Say My Name'), who has expertly mixed together tunes by some of Jamaica's biggest dancehall artists including Red Rat, Mr Vegas, Beenie Man, T.O.K., Elephant Man, Ce'Cile and the latest superstar Sean Paul. Frenchie's friendship and association with musician Stephen "Lenky" Marsden - known as the man behind last year's successful "Diwali" riddim - helped in developing the innovative and 100% original "Maximum Sound" riddims such as "The Itch", "Space Invader", "Fuzzy" and "Desert Storm". "Maximum Ragga" is packed with massive riddims and great dancehall licks from the past five years. Furthermore this cd features some unreleased tracks and mixes. Too much great cuts to point out each and everyone so let's just stick to our personal favourites which include Beenie Man's awesome "More Prayer, Mr. Vegas' infectious "Too Much", T.O.K.'s "Straight As An Arrow", Goofy's hard-hitting "Nuff A Dem Badmind", Sean Paul's killer "Back Off" and Elephant Man's "Bun It Down".|
"Maximum Ragga" collects a very entertaining bunch of tunes from one of the UK's most progressive dancehall producers.