Royal Order Music
October 13, 2015
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 5||Backing : 5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
Royal Order Music is a young music label based in San Francisco, California. Founding members are King I-Vier and Jah Yzer, both longtime selectors in the San Francisco area and part of a sound system called Jah Warrior Shelter. In 2012 they decided to start their own record label. Their first release was an impressive tune called "Selassie Souljahz" by Chronixx feat. Sizzla, Protoje & Kabaka Pyramid. A splendid dub reworking entitled "Addis Pablo & The Suns Of Dub – Present Selassie Souljahz In Dub" was also released. In 2014 they cut the "Cultivator" riddim and at the end of that same year they revived in full effect Frankie Paul's Channel One hit "Worries In The Dance" with great relicks from artists like Gappy Ranks, Exco Levi, Bobby Hustle and Pressure Busspipe.
Their latest effort is called "Social Riddim". It was built by Jah Yzer and their longtime brother in DJing, Coop D'ville. King I-Vier linked and voiced the artists and also arranged, mixed and mastered the tracks. The mesmerizing one-drop riddim with a tasty dub atmosphere is an excellent backdrop for rootical excursions by several well known artists. The combination of J Boog and Sizzla called "Stand Firm" makes a 100% killer tune, powerful musically and lyrically! UK dancehall/reggae star Gappy Ranks brings a truly standout cut. Check out the lyrics of "Story About Marvin"! Iba Mahr, who entered the music scene in 2008, has delivered boom tunes galore and "Glory Of The King" is yet another blazing praising tune. Makeida Beckford, better known as Keida, delivers a strong, hypnotical tune called "Mad World", The tune is also included on her EP "Ebb & Flow". The singjay Prestige recorded in 1994 under the name of Presley his first tune called "Big Time Murderer" with Black Scorpio in Jamaica. He's a truthful roots artist who delivers the fierce "Jah Warrior", an impressive tune. Newcomers RSNY, four friends from Far Rockaway NY, are present here with their tune "Fighting For" which happens to be a fresh combination of R&B, Reggae and Hip Hop.