Roots Rock Reggae Riddim
Idlers Corner Records
Digital Release
May 12, 2016

Track list
  1. Isha Bel - Nuh Flop Wi Show
  2. Kojo Neatness - Steppin Out
  3. Fitzie Niceness - Make a Stand
  4. Marshall Neeko - Roots Rock (Reggae Dub)
  5. Marshall Neeko - Roots Rock (Reggae Version)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4/5
Idlers Corner Records is a France based reggae label, owned by Marshall Neeko, co-founder of the formerly VI Connection Label. From digital-roots to contemporary roots, Idlers Corner Records already teamed up with international reggae stars, upcoming & veterans, like Yami Bolo, Exco Levi, Pad Anthony, Little Kirk and D'Nations to name a few. His latest effort is an EP with three vocal cuts and two instrumental ones across an original roots riddim called "Roots Rock Reggae"... what's in a name? Anyway, the riddim reminds us of the UK steppers style and fashion and it's a shame only three vocalists voiced this superb riddim.

The set opens with a female artist from Jamaica. The roots and reality artist/songwriter Natalie "Isha Bel" Walsh comes in real hard with her awesome tune "Nuh Flop Wi Show". She started out in former Jamaican female group 4th Street Sista and provided backing vocals for artists such as Warrior King, Tanya Stephens, Norris Man, and Droop Lion. The radio release of her song "No call The Police" signaled the emergence of Isha Bel. We hope to hear more from her! Over to Kojo Neatness... Kojo who?? He's a reggae veteran who started his career by the name of Omar Bernard in 1978 with a single called "Man A kill Man" and "Sitting And Waiting", both for Calvin Cameron for LPA Production. His voice reminds us of Horace Andy. He brings a real solid track called "Steppin Out". The third vocal cut comes from Fitzroy 'Fitzie Niceness' Francis. Born in Jamaica he relocated to the USA and started a career in reggae music. In 1996 he recorded the album "Impressions Of Love" on the Madstorm label in Boston. His label is called Finice Entertainment. His tune, "Make A Stand" is a powerful roots anthem. Very nice job! Marshall Neeko finishes the EP in good style with two instrumental cuts.

Nice EP, too bad they only voiced three cuts!