Rub A Dub Market Selection
November 13, 2012
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 3/4|
Since Austria based Irievibrations record label entered the reggae market in 2004, its production crew has managed to build a strong link with Jamaica, recording artists like Perfect, Anthony B, Konshens and Luciano to name four. Besides that they steadily established itself with juggling riddims such as "Peace", "Lovebird", "Roll Out", "Caribbean", Hit Drop", "Sweet Baby", "Jungle Skunk" and album releases like Sojah's "Modern Revolution", Perfect's "Born Dead With Life", Anthony B's "Freedom Fighter", and Luciano's "Rub-A-Dub Market". The riddim of the latter's title track has been utilized for the label's latest juggling affair entiled "Rub A Dub Market Selection".
It was already known from his "Rub-A-Dub Market" album that Luciano delivers a big tune on this 'live played' riddim, and as opener of this 'one riddim' set it shines once again. This collection is actually most shaped by Luciano's effort, Perfect's "Realize", and "If Jah Is With You" by up-and-coming Italian reggae singer Raphael. While these three tunes form the main pillars of "Rub A Dub Market Selection", a number of others included here are also worth hearing. These are "Rub A Dub Soldier" by Danish singer Martei, NiyoRah's "Workday" , and "Lead The Way" by Kabaka Pyramid, a multi-talented artist and producer from Kingston, Jamaica. The inclusion of Ward 21 & Tifa is a bit surprising as this isn't the kinda riddim these artists usually come to voice. However, there's nothing wrong with their "Love Don't Love Me" as it's a real nice lovers tune.
With "Rub A Dub Market Selection", Irievibrations Records delivers another appealing juggling riddim.