Various artists album review
Xterminator Presents MLK Dub
RAS / Xrterminator
06 - 07 - 1999
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : -||Backing : 5||Production : 4||Sound quality : 4/5||Sleeve : 3/4|
Philip 'Fatis' Burrell is one of Jamaica's most admired producers. He constantly puts out quality material by artists such as Luciano, Sizzla, Cocoa Tea, Louie Kulcha, Fred Locks, Mikey General, Sugar Minott, Al Campbell, Frankie Paul and Prince Malachi. He always uses the best musicians available (Sly & Robbie and The Taxi Gang, The Firehouse Crew, Dean Fraser) and concentrates on themes such as black history, religion, righteousness and rastafarianism. |
This albums collects superior dub versions of some of his best tunes recorded by top artists like Sizzla, Luciano, Cocoa Tea and Fred Locks. Luciano is featured here with seven tracks drawn from several albums. Weaponist Dub is the dub of 'Gunzalis' and rides the same riddim -Ini Kamose's 'General'- as Sizzla's Kings Of The Earth Dub. Cocoa Tea's Repatriation samples the organ riff from Ernest Wilson's Channel One hit 'I Know Myself' and is one of the highlights of the album. Other outstanding tracks are Asking Thee To Spear Dub, Ulterior Motive Dub and Sweep Over My Soul Dub. The mixing is dome by Soljie who uses the vocals in a very creative way which results in a superior remix of the original. Wicked set !