Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Sunblock
Various
Greensleeves
CD / 2LP
May 31, 2005

Track list
  1. Gal Dem Want - Beenie Man
  2. Pum Pum Heaven - Vybz Kartel
  3. Whine Ufi Whine - Alozade
  4. A Weh U Feel Like - Action K
  5. Help You - Black-Er
  6. Deh Pon - Bling Dawg
  7. Pose So - Macka Diamond
  8. Take Off - Kiprich
  9. All Night - CÚCile
  10. High Grade - DaVille
  11. Duh Yah - Busy Signal
  12. More - Alaine
  13. Mi Wi Pay - Predator
  14. Fi Di Gal Dem - Harry Toddler
  15. Know Dis - Lady G
  16. Hold Dem - Delly Ranks
  17. Want It - Lazer & Joanne
  18. Sunblock Rhythm - Christopher Birch & Katrina Irons
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4 Backing : 4/5 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4
Irie FM DJ Katrina 'DJ Sunshine' Irons has turned producer for her own Yellow Moon label, and with the help of riddim builder extraordinaire Christopher 'Longman' Birchman, whose 'Military' is still one of the hottest riddims in the dancehalls, and the hands for the mix of Big Yard's Shane Brown (son of legendary Treasure Isle engineer Errol Brown) who released 'Klymaxx' on his Juke Boxx label. A pounding riddim with a flamenco guitar and yet still sounding fresh is the backing for Beenie Man's "Gal Dem Want" that starts out as a dance instruction, but rapidly changes into a gals tune and Vybz Kartel's "Pum Pum Heaven" about his 'specialism'. Alozade's "Whine Ufi Whine" is an excellent infectious invitation to his baby girl come sit on it before female singjay Action K uses the hookline of Motown founder Berry Gordy's son Kennedy 'Rockwell' Gordy's 1984 combination with Michael Jackson "Somebody's Watching Me" for her "Ah Weh U Feel Like" and Black-Er convinces with "Help You". More goodness comes from Bling Dawg with "Deh Pon", the omnipresent Macka Diamond with "Pose So" and Kiprich with his funny girls tune with nice female (uncredited) counteraction "Take Off". CÚCile's "All Night" proves she is still in fine form, although fewer tunes have appeared by her lately, and DaVille chips in with the very nice ganja-tune "High Grade" followed by Busy Signal's "Duh Ya" and Alaine's sweet sexy singing in "More". Predator's "Mi Wi Pay" is a funny tune about no romance without finance and veteran former Scare Dem Crew member Harry Toddler, who has been cutting more tunes this last year contributes the rather convincing "Fi Di Gal Dem", followed by Lady G's warning to men who indulge in domestic violence "Know Dis". Delly Ranks is one of those veteran DJs who really crawled back to the top and he proves it here with his boost about his stamina and how 1-minute-men can't "Hold Dem". Lazer & Joanne raise the number of females featured on this female produced riddim even higher with Joanne's sung "Want It" countered by Lazer's rockstone DJ-ing in a fine combination. Strangely enough (or is it VP Records for the Ele and Greensleeves own policy for the Vybz Kartel tune) Elephant Man's "Feel Good" and Vybz Kartel's combination with Escobar "We Belong Together" are missing, but the inclusion of the clean version of the "Sunblock Rhythm" by Christopher 'Longman' Birch & Katrina 'DJ Sunshine' Irons makes up for it. A great debut from this female IRIE FM DJ as producer with this infectious riddim and some great vocals on top of it.