Various artists album review
Reggae Xplosion 2000
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4/5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 5|
'Reggae Xplosion 2000' is picking up where the successful album "Reggae Xplosion '99" left off. This album received numerous positive reviews and remained on Billboard's Reggae Charts for more than 9 weeks. |
The album kicks off with 5 versions across the 'Dry Cough' riddim. First there's the dynamic duo Lady G and Crissy D with Better Days, followed by Degree's version Dry Cough. Hawkeye's version -Reality Things- is currently running the dancehalls. Crissy D returns with Here Comes The Rain, a remake of the Eurythmics top ten hit of the same name.
The 'Crash' riddim comes up next. Newcomer Alozade performs his hit Street Dreams and veteran deejay Beenie Man delivers In This Together. The 'Springwater' riddim is featured twice here : Cobra's Impersonator and Elephant Man's Ants In A Yuh Milk. Capleton and the duo Danny English & Mark Ice put out two versions across the hip-hop style Dutty Style riddim.
Larry Marshall's 'Nanny Goat' riddim is next and cultural deejay Tony Rebel delivers one of his best efforts ever with his tune High Grade. Reggae veteran George Nooks and vocal group A.R.P. deliver two more excellent versions across the same riddim.
From the Jamdown album 'Ghetto Slam' comes the 'Aftermath' riddim with versions from Mark Ice, Tanya Stephens, Sean Paul and the successful duo Tanto Metro & Devonte.
The 'Razor Blade' riddim from artist/producer Goofy is also represented here with performances by Mr. Vegas Tiger Bone, Beenie Man's hit L.O.Y., Goofy's Aaam and Syco & Madish's Sum'm Ina Sum'm. The last two tracks are on the popular 'Rhythm Of The Night' riddim. Finally the disc closes with a seven minutes mega mix.
The album is serious jugglin' bussines for all reggea/dancehall fans and is strongly recommended !