Sweet Wata Riddim
Juke Boxx Productions
Digital Release
May 11, 2011

Sweet Wata Riddim - Various Artists Track list
  1. L.U.S.T. - Bawling
  2. Romain Virgo - Can't You See
  3. Busy Signal - Come Home
  4. Sherieta - How It So Easy
  5. Beres Hammond - I'm Missing You
  6. Queen Ifrica - It Hard
  7. Chevaughn - Let's Go
  8. Exco Lexi - Mi Yard
  9. Peetah Morgan - Nice And Slow
  10. D'Major - Ready For Loving
  11. Tony Rebel - Time Alone
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Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3
In recent years Shane C. Brown, son of legendary Treasure Isle engineer Errol Brown and engineer/producer for his own Juke Boxx Productions, has made an outstanding name for himself and his label as he treated the reggae massive to quite a number of real good reggae riddims such as the "Statement" (Morgan Heritage's "Brooklyn & Jamaica"), "Confessions" (Chuck Fender's "Gash Dem"), "Nylon" (Tarrus Riley's "Start A New" and Richie Spice's "Serious Woman"), "Dubwise" (Busy Signal's "Spliff Tail"), and Indiscretions" (Capleton's "Acres"), to name five. All these -- and other not mentioned -- Shane Brown produced riddims have been a treat for reggae connoisseurs and fans alike.

And now there's another winner, the brand new "Sweet Wata". The latter is a well-crafted and expertly produced riddim that leaves a serious impression. 'One riddim' sets often tend to be a bit boring, but in this case it's a real pleasure to listen to a top-quality backdrop, with not a single weak cut on it. The riddim carries a nice lovers vibe, but that doesn't imply it requires a tune that deals with matters of the heart to make a good impression. Conscious efforts like Queen Ifrica's superb "It Hard" and Tony Rebel's solid "Time Alone", are just as good as lovers pieces such as Romain Virgo's wonderful "Can't You See", Busy Signal's excellent "Come Home", Beres Hammond's lovers lament "I'm Missing You", Peetah Morgan's "Nice And Slow", and D'Major's "Ready For Loving". Also worth hearing are L.U.S.T.'s "Bawling" and "Mi Yard" by much promising Esco Levi, who got everyone talking about his breakthrough single, "Bleaching Shop".

The quality of the "Sweet Wata" riddim and its eleven vocal cuts is just great, thus fully expressing that there's still topnotch reggae music produced in Jamaica.