Various artists album review
Riddim Ryders Vol. 1
21 - 04 - 2001
Tracking list - Disc 1
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4/5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 5|
In contrary to Jamdown Records' compilation sets known from their much-anticipated series like for example "Reggae Xplosion", "Dancehall Xplosion", "The Ultimate Dancehall Mix" and "Dancehall Hits", this brandnew release entitled "Riddim Ryders Vol. 1" features twenty-one blazing tracks produced exclusively for or by Jamdown Productions and only available on this compilation album. Included is a bonus CD with Renaissance's Jazzy T skillfully blending all tracks from disc one for a decent continuous mega-mix.|
"Riddim Ryders Vol. 1" includes the pure dancehall riddims "Anaconda" and "Da Groove" as well as a roots-oriented riddim called "Uprising", which are mainly voiced by the usual line-up of today's hottest artists. However some vets in he business - solo or in a combination duo - appear here as well, showing they are still able to deliver a noteworthy contribution to today's music business. Standout tracks for the infectious "Anaconda" riddim are Devonte & Tanto Metro's "Tell A Gal No", Ce'Cile & Don Yute's "Get It On" and Sean Paul's "Watch Dem Melt Away". Among the other pieces for the riddim no filler to be found, thus making them all well worth spinning too. Then the bouncing "Da Groove", which proves to be the perfect riddim for Patchie ("Gal A Get Bright"), Mr. Vegas ("Be Unto Them") and Kiprich ("Strength For All Woman") to deliver a standout effort. The truly awesome "Uprising" riddim has brought forth some great cuts with most notable "Joy", a real killer from the combination George Nooks & Anthony B. But also Pincher's "Tomorrow", Jimmy Riley's "What Would I Do" and "I Waited For You" by Anthony Cruz & Powerman fully deserve a "great" qualification .
Packed with all exclusive pieces - ranging from dancehall to lovers to roots & culture and thus covering a little of everything - this "Riddim Ryders" set is highly collectable for all avid reggae dancehall fans!