Various artists album review
Rhythm Choice Vol. 3 ~ Mexican
Bakchich Records-Walboomers Music
07 - 10 - 2001

Tracking list

  1. Bounty Killer - Cannibal
  2. Merciless - Come A Mi
  3. General Degree - Señor
  4. Mr. Vegas - Bun Dem
  5. Copper Cat - No Puppy Love
  6. Elephant Man - Dem A Plan
  7. Richie Stephens - Girls night
  8. Mosiah Levi - Mexican Megamix
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 5

France based "Bakchich Records" have releashed the third installment in their "rhythm choice" series containing 7 pieces + a short megamix for the "Mexican" riddim. Produced by artist/producer Richie Stephens for his own "Pot Of Gold" imprint this "one riddim" album features some of the big supas from today's Dancehall scene. Computer Paul, the one who laid the "Mexican", has created an irresistible riddim track which drops in with an intro that sounds as if it has been lifted from a "celluloid Western" movie.
It's Bounty Killer leading this enjoyable batch of tunes, and setting the pace for his fellow artists with an awesome effort entitled "Cannibal". Matching cuts are Merciless' "Come A Go" and also General Degree's "Señor". Both are truly standout pieces for the riddim. Also Mr. Vegas contributes a notable piece with "Bun Dem" before Richie Stephens' protégé, the up-and-coming teenager Copper Cat (who delivered his debut single "Stay In School" in the Summer of 1998) takes over with a nice teen tune called "No Puppy Love". "Dem A Plan" is an excellent effort from the irrepressible Elephant Man... truly wicked performance!! Then Richie Stephens' "Girls Night", the only singer's cut over the riddim on this compilation set. It's a very satisfying piece delivered in the singer's well known soulful style. The abum rounds off with mixmaster Mosiah Levi, who fully displays his mixing skills with a nice megamix of 3 minutes and 46 seconds.
Although a little short in running time - some thirty minutes - this "Rhythm Choice Vol. 3 ~ Mexican" set features nuff tremblers to shake down the place.

Teacher & Mr. T.