Various artists album review
Riddim Driven ~ All Out
VP Records-Walboomers Music
September 29 - 2003

Tracking list

  1. Bounty Killer & Angel Doolas - Pum Pum
  2. Capleton - Blue Print
  3. Mr. Easy - Da Song
  4. Simpleton - Wuk Dem Hard
  5. Ghost & General B - Shame
  6. Tanto Metro & Devonte - Talk About It
  7. Tony Curtis & Powerman - She Is Hot
  8. Tanya Stephens & KC Jockey - Call It A Draw
  9. Zumjay - Caribbean Striptease
  10. Vybz Kartel - Jersey
  11. Assassin - Dem Don't Know We
  12. Elephant Man - All Out
  13. Wayne Marshall - To The Party
  14. Sizzla - Blessings From Jah
  15. Christopher - Go Girl / Ricky Myrie - All Out Version
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4/5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3

"All Out" is the newest hardcore yard dancehall riddim coming from the reliable Big Jeans production house, which is run by producer Eric Delisser Jr. and musician/engineer Ricky Myrie. This production team was first successful with the "Blue Drawers (aka Spanish Harlem)" riddim, and continued to attract notable attention with its follow-up riddims "Pressure Cooker" and "Adrenaline". Both riddims got VP Records' "Riddim Driven" treatment and now also "All Out" gets its own "Riddim Driven". The latter is an extremely infectious mid-tempo street beat with a double time "metal spring beat" against a non-stop pulse. When this riddim bounces into the dancehall for a juggling extravaganza it's guarenteed that it keeps the massive moving its dancing feet till the very end. Headed by Bounty Killer & Angel Doolas this 15 track set contains many namebrand Jamaican artists, all delivering nuff catchy lyrics and melodies to spare. Big shots include "Blue Print" by Capleton, "Talk About It" by Tanto Metro & Devonte, the humorous "Call It A Draw" by Tanya Stephens & KC Jockey, Vybz Kartel's "Jersey" and the title track from the ever present Elephant Man. It seems that Eric Delisser Jr. and Ricky Myrie have hit on a winner once again.

Teacher & Mr. T.