Various artists album review
Panjam 2000
Supreme Enterprisde International Inc.
30 - 09 - 1999

Tracking list

  1. Admiral Bailey - Bailey Diddle
  2. General Degree - Keep Going
  3. Renato - Pelotas
  4. Avenger - Drive Me Crazy
  5. Daddy Rasta & Crazy Boy - Voy Voy
  6. Toni Pearl - Try Just A Little Bit Harder
  7. Jimmy Bad Boy - Lastimaste Mi Corazon
  8. Jazzmore/Pure Class - Boom Boom Bum
  9. Mister Lew - Be Mine
  10. Wildflower & Renato - Taking Your Love
  11. El Camarada - Etijefki
  12. Chappa Jan - I'm In The Mood
  13. Daddy Rasta & Crazy Boy - Chicas Preocupadas
  14. Dj Black - Vengo Caliente
  15. Rico Shay - Just Like That
  16. Tobby King & Shabba - Guiales
  17. Pan Remix
  18. Kathy - Adverthencia
  19. Jam Remix
  20. PeerMusic - Original Meneaito Remix
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 3/4 Production : 3/4 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 3

Panjam 2000 is a reggae/Latino compilation, which is newly released by Irie Productions. The style throughout the album is pure dancehall. The one-man band 'Owen Bassie Rennalls' lays down a sparse and computerised driven beat.
The album opens with two tunes by well known artists Admiral Bailey and General Degree. The other artists are lesser known. Noteworthy tracks on this album are Avenger's Drive Me Crazy. His style reminds me of Bounty Killer. Female vocalist Wildflower teams up with deejay Renato on Taking Your Love, and her nice, fragile, voice combines quite well with the vocal delivery of Renato. Mr. Lew (formerly known as Shabba lew) is a gifted singer and he performs a nice lovers tune -Be Mine here. Deejay Jazzamore's combination tune Boom Boom Bum alongside vocalist Pure Class rides the same riddim as Admiral Bailey's Balley Diddle and Kathy's tune Advertencia. Rico Shaw delivers a mesmerizing tune over a steady, groovy beat. The album closes with Original Meneaito Remix, an upbeat danceable tune.

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