Various artists album review
19 - 11 - 2000
Tracking list - Disc 1
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 3/4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 5|
Positive Sound Massive Recordings' "Mi Selecta" is an unique project as it is not the usual kind of compilation set often released to spotlight a label's performing artists. No, this compilation puts the focus on the artist behind the scenes - the producer - as it features tracks from many of the producers the PSM Recordings crew have worked with over the past 8 years of making records. Thus "Mi Selecta" should be regarded a "Producer's Special".|
It's obvious that such an approach will lead to a set which incorporates many different styles of music. And indeed, while spinning this album on the turntable one is treated to a little something for everyone as this set spans reggae to hip-hop, yet also spotlights jungle, drum and bass, and a pinch of ambient, acid jazz and breakbeat. It makes "Mi Selecta" an entertaining set for all those who don't limit their musical taste. Most enjoyable tracks are Easy Star All-Stars' "Asylum Dub", Strong Foundation's "Fijah", Jr. Robby's "Gettin' Funky" and Rocker T's "All 4 One and 1 In 3".