Np Ordinary Love Riddim
November 21, 2015
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 5||Backing : 5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 3|
Top notch Austrian reggae/dancehall label Irievibrations Records latest project is the one riddim set "No Ordinary Love". The very catchy uptempo reggae riddim is voiced by several up & coming artists and a few settled artists like Junior Kelly and Elijah Prophet.
Junior Kelly's take on the riddim is called "False Pretender", a fine effort that is also featured on his current album. German vocalist Achim Rhinow aka Don Bonn has been a player on the international reggae scene for almost 30 years, remember bands like One Tribe or Umoya, in which he acted as leader and member respectively for a long time. His tune "Roots Revival" - "nothing but Roots for me" - is one of the key tunes of this set. Kobla Mentor also known as Promises No Promises is a Guayanese born artist who is now residing in Antigua/Barbuda. As an upcoming artist he started making his mark on the music scene with several releases that have been getting plenty rotation on the radio. His tune "Love Mi Say" makes a truly decent impression. Denham Smith, the Jamaican reggae artist who has been living in Germany for quite some time now, keeps releasing noteworthy tunes and "Ordinary Man" is no exception!
Elijah Prophet's career stretches back to the '90s when Garnett Silk would take Elijah to Courtney Cole’s Roof Talent Show. He went from strength to strength since he made his recording debut in 1996. His contribution to this set is the lovers tune "You Say", not his best tune ever, but still a nice effort. Damas, born and raised in Kingston, started his career in 2006 after completing his studies as a business student. In 2008, Damas recorded and released his first single called "Suffering" on the Moss House Productions label. His tune "Million Miles" is a winner all the way! Born in Kingston, but growing up in Central Village St. Catherine, Don Minott was influenced by reggae artists like Delroy Wilson, Ken Boothe, Bob Andy, Dennis Brown, Horace Andy and of course the original Wailers. In 1986 he migrated to Hartford CT in the U.S. After a few years he started singing for Hartford area bands like Rough Neck Massive, Positive Vibrations and Lightning Reggae Band of which he was a founding member. Here he delivers a compelling lovers tune called "Time & Space".
Exile Di Brave, born Clayton Johnson, first started out doing hip-hop music, but soon switched to reggae music. His sophomore studio album is called "The Journey Begins", which has been released on the artist's own EDB Entertainment label. His lick of the riddim is called "Daylight" and is a sureshot winner! Austrian artist Kinetical gained his first onstage-experience as a Jungle and Drum'n'Bass MC. He also made a switch to reggae music, lyrically covering a diversity of themes. In the last few years he released his music on different labels from the UK to Poland and still running his soundsystem "Nattyloop HiFi". With his powerful delivery he makes a strong impression with his tune "Treetop". Spanish reggae icon Ras Kuko has been active in the reggae scene for quite a long time. With seven albums under his belt and collaborations with Capleton, Anthony B, Lutan Fyah, Junior Kelly, Luciano, Warrior King, to name but a few, he can boast a successful career. The tune "Vida" (meaning "Life") is an appropriate closer for this excellent riddim set.
Good job Irievibartions crew!