The Truth
Kingstone Records / Groove Attack
August 22, 2005

Track list
  1. Love Is A Plus - T.O.K.
  2. Wicked Thoughts - Gentleman
  3. That's Important - Chico
  4. Is It Really True - Bruce Barron feat. Shocking Murray
  5. Ta Da - Cé'Cile
  6. One Wish - Danny English feat. Terry-Lynn
  7. Trouble Stay Away - Mr. Easy
  8. Wänn Lärnemer - Phenomden
  9. Save The Children - Lutan Fyah
  10. Dreamer - Jack Radics
  11. Don't Let Go - Tolga
  12. Hör Nicht Auf - Mamadee
  13. Deception - Voicemail
  14. Give Thanks For Life - Geoffrey Star feat. Pampi Judah
  15. The Truth Horns Mix
  16. The Truth Riddim - J. Peitzmeier
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4
Cologne's Kingstone Sound have now released their first two riddims 'Señorita' and 'The Truth' as one-riddim samplers, and this compilation of tunes is over the excellent one drop 'The Truth' built by Kingstone selector Lazy Youth. Featuring some of the artists that already graced Kingstone's first riddim 'Señorita', like T.O.K. kicking off this album with the remarkably smooth "Love Is A Plus", and others appearing for the first time on a Kingstone riddim, like German reggae superstar Gentleman, whose strong conscious "Wicked Thoughts" was also included on his latest EP "Intoxicated" and Chico, who delivers the thoughtful upful "That's Important". "Is It Really True" is a great combination by smooth singer Bruce Barron and Top Frankin's MC Shocking Murray with his rockstone voice DJ-ing. Cé'Cile sings the entertaining "Ta Da" with a very sexy voice, bringing her message to her lover across very convincingly. Danny English, although often delivering solo tunes, has the ideal rockstone voice and delivery for combinations with smooth singers male and female, and that is proven in the great combination with female newcomer Terry-Lynn if i had "One Wish" to do / i'd bring the universe to you. Mr. Easy is in fine form as well on the anti-violence tune "Troubles Stay Away", as is Swiss singjay Phenomden on "Wänn Lärnemer" which also featured on his debut album "Fang Ah". Lutan Fyah always seems to perform excellent over German riddims and his "Save The Children" is no exception. Jack Radics can't be accused of being prolific in this century so far, but what he voices in his easily recognizable style is still quality stuff like his "Dreamer" on this riddim, followed by Tolga, the German singer of Turkish descent who unfortunately is extremely underrecorded and underrated after his breakaway from Germaican Records in 2001 after his very promising debut album "Now That I Am Here", but recently (e.g. on Pow Pow) he has at least voiced some tunes. Gentleman backing vocalist Mamadee released her version "Hör Nicht Auf" as one of the tracks on her debut Maxi-CD "Lass Los". The riddim is also backing one of the hottest vocal groups in Jamaica, Voicemail, who deliver the excellent "Deception", followed by newcomers Geoffrey Star and Pampi Judah who combine forces for the fine "Give Thanks For Life", before a wicked real horns instrumental "The Truth Horns Mix" and the clean "The Truth Riddim" close this very satifying second riddim album on Kingstone Records.