Soon Come Riddim (EP)
October 6, 2012
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 3|
In recent times Trinidad based recording studio and record label JahLight Records, which was founded by Akeunde Pemberton, has managed to establish its name on an international level with the 2010 released "New Day" riddim, its 2011 released "Mount Zion I" and "PassOver" riddims, and the early 2012 released "Final Chapter" riddim.
And now there's their next riddim project out on the streets. With the "Soon Come" the reggae massive is treated to a riddim that is quite different from their previous backdrops as it is not the usual 'one drop' riddim, but one that merges three related genres of music; RnB, Hip Hop and Reggae. And although "Soon Come" isn't a pure reggae riddim, it might appeal to any reggae fan as well. Despite their choice of taking a different approach for this project, the label stays true to its philosophy: delivering messages in the music that are positive, conscious and uplifting to the soul. With the "Soon Come" riddim and its voicings JahLight Records intends to inspire hope for its listeners. In their own words "Sometimes you're down and feel like it's the end of the road. When all seems like it has been lost, remember that after sorrow comes joy. Don't you give up. Just be patient. God is with you. Trust in Him. Better soon come."
The EP opener, "I Miss You", sees Trinidad female rising vocalist Roxy Singh teaming up with Gospel rapper Rich Angel. They deliver a moving song in which they express their love for a loved one that has passed away with the hope to once again reunite with them in the future. It's a superb tune with Roxy Singh showing that she has a great voice, definitely an artist to watch for. King Solomon has already delivered a few tunes that attracted attention and here he delivers another solid effort, the optimistic "Dreaming". King Solomon pictures a day to come when the Earth is no longer filled with crime and violence and evil. He looks into the future to a time where the Creator replenishes the world and restores it into a place of peace, love and harmony. Last up on the riddim is Soul feat. Heart, with the touching love song "Missing You". In this nice song the love is lost between them and they aspire to regain the love that they formerly had.
Certainly not the kind of music we'd expect from JahLight Records, but nevertheless an EP that shouldn't be overlooked.