Revolution Time! Riddim
August 31, 2012
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 3|
Towards the end of 2011, Xterminator -- the record label of one of the most respected roots producers in the reggae arena, the late Philip 'Fatis' Burrell -- unleashed Jesse Royal's thought provoking single "Bittersweet", the first tune on the "Revolution Time!" riddim. Now, almost a year later, Fatis' son Kareem 'Remus' Burrell releases Jesse Royal's "Bittersweet" along with three brand new tunes across the riddim on the XTM.Nation imprint.
Since he emerged on the scene, Jesse Royal has delivered a few good singles including "Butterflies", "Modern Day Judas", "Singing The Blues" and now "Bittersweet", in which he states that "...the heathen and sheathen will pay for their misdoings when the ghetto youths rise up against them" is another proof of his consistency in putting out really good music. Lutan Fyah, who hails from the parish of St Catherine, released his first single "Giddeon War" on Buju Banton's Gargamel label ans since has rightfully taken his place in the forefront of modern roots music. The skilled, agile vocalist hardly ever delivers a disappointing effort, which is once again proven with "Tired Of The Suffering".
Mikey Spice had his finest moment in 1995, when he scored a #1 hit in the UK Reggae Chart with a cover version of Barry White's "Practice What You Preach". Although he wasn't a high prolific artist, he always managed to attract attention with the release of quality albums and singles. "Jah Give I Love" fully showcases the musical talent that Mikey Spice has to offer. Great tune! Last but not least there's Richie Spice's "All Kind Of Things", delivered in the singer's instantly recognizable style and another solid cut over the "Revolution Time!" riddim.
All in all this is a very entertaining juggling affair full of consciousness, worth checking out.