Various artists album review
Riddim Driven ~ Salsa
VP Records-Walboomers Music
November 19 - 2003

Tracking list

  1. Gal Turn Me On - Bounty Killer & Angel Doolas
  2. Salsa - Voicemail
  3. Your Eyes - Rik Rok Feat.Shaggy
  4. Girls Invasion - Ice Man
  5. Shout It Out Loud - Sizzla
  6. Rock The Salsa - Christopher Birch
  7. We No Pet Dem - Elephant Man
  8. Sick Head - Ward 21
  9. Won't Stop - T.O.K
  10. Have A Party - Terro
  11. Life Lesson - Wayne Marshall
  12. Wickedest Ride - Kid Kurrup
  13. Yardie Swing - Tanto Metro & Devonte
  14. Exchange - Chico
  15. Give It To Me - Ce'cile
  16. Girl Your Mind - Bling Dawg
  17. My Best Day - Kiprich
  18. Salsa - Christopher Birch
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

VP Records' widely acclaimed "Riddim Driven" series presents "Salsa", a proven hitbound riddim coming from Christopher "Longman" Birch for BigYard Music/Longman Productions. He's not only the producer of the riddim, but also the one and only musician responsable for creating the music. The 'Salsa'riddim is a follow up to his "Sexy Lady" riddim which is a Latin flavored crossover riddim. "Salsa" follows this trend and makes it's almost impossible NOT to move your feet and start dancing.
It's obvious that "Salsa" isn't a hardcore sparse riddim, but a melodic and easy grooving riddim with a clear crossover feel. Looking at the artists gathered here we like best the outing of the strong and ever reliable combination Bounty Killer and Angel Doolas who put out Gal Turn Me On and the upcoming female dancehall Princess Cecile's Give It 2 Me. Elephant Man crowns this bashment selection with an irresistible performance entitled We No Pet Dem, but Wayne Marshall keeps up very well as he brings Life Lesson. Sizzla as well as Kiprich give their own unique brand to the "Salsa" riddim and the combination Tanto Metro & Devonte play a star role here with their cut to the riddim Yardie Swing.
Get in the groove and keep on dancing... Salsa Time!

Teacher & Mr. T.