Passion Rhythm
June 6, 2006

Track list

    Disc 1 - CD
  1. Burn Dem-Bird Flu - Capleton
  2. Vampire - Turbulence
  3. Material Things - Chuck Fender
  4. No Better Than This - Anthony Cruz
  5. All Eyes On You - Major Chris
  6. Joy - Chrisinti
  7. Babylon System - Richie Spice
  8. Rooted & Grounded - Luciano
  9. Warriors & Thugs - Bascom X
  10. You - Singing Melody
  11. I Know & You Know - Don Yute
  12. Number One - Crissy
  13. Hold On - El Feco
  14. Passion Rhythm - Version

  15. Disc 2 - DVD "Passion Video Medley"
  16. Joy - Chrisinti
  17. Vampire - Turbulence
  18. No Better Than This - Anthony Cruz
  19. All Eyes On You - Major Chris
  20. Warriors & Thugs - Bascom X
  21. Material Things - Chuck Fender
  22. Burn Dem-Bird Flu - Capleton
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4
The 'Passion'-riddim from the Jamaica and Philadelphia, USA based NAP Musiq crew (producer Neville Ashton Palmer, Robert 'Bogle' Palmer & singer Orville 'DaVille' Thomas) follows their DaVille major hit single "Heaven And Hell" and 2005's 'Wash Pan' hardcore dancehall riddim. This excellent piano driven roots riddim is first getting Capleton's melodic "Burn Dem-Bird Flu" treatment before Turbulence delivers the great "Vampire" with great backing vocals adding to its impact and Chuck Fender convincingly speaks out against people craving for "Material Things" pleaing for the world to be made a better place. Anthony Cruz remains a very talented singer as his fine love song "No Better Than This" shows once more, before NAP Musiq recording artist Major Chris deejays bigs up his woman in Danny English style on "All Eyes On You" followed by another fine tune by Chrisinti, whose heartfelt "Joy", one of the best tunes on the riddim, makes clear he really is a superb yet still underrated singer. Richie Spice also convinces with "Babylon System" and Luciano is delivering one of the outstanding takes on the 'Passion'-riddim "Rooted & Grounded" followed by Bascom X's entertaining warning "Warriors & Thugs" and Singing Melody's excellent sweet "You" that is also among my favourites on this riddim. Don Yute - who seemed to have completely disappeared from the scene - is back with the noteworthy lovers sandpaper-voice slow flow DJ tune "I Know & You Know". Female newcomer singer Crissy - not to be confused with veteran Dawnette 'C(h)rissy D' Nevers - sings the beautiful smooth "Number One" before El Feco delivers his convincing debut, the last vocal over the 'Passion'-riddim in true Fireman-style "Hold On". We're lucky the clean "Passion Rhythm"-version has been included to finish this album showcasing how brilliant it is with its clever beautiful propelling piano-licks, leaving me with the sole complaint that it probably would have been an even better album when label (co-)owner DaVille would have voiced the riddim himself as well ... As a bonus the real nice video medley is included.