Various artists album review
Triple Spin 2
K..Licious Music/VP Records - Walboomers Music
13 - 12 - 1999

Tracking list

  1. Delly Ranks - Head A Di House
  2. Merciless - Let Them Have It
  3. Degree - Gwaan Good
  4. Tony Curtis - Bad Mind
  5. Wayne Wonder featuring Surprize - Blazing
  6. Spragga Benz introducing Twice - Magnum
  7. Buju Banton - Opportunity
  8. Baby Cham - Desperate Measures
  9. U.T. Dread - Two Laws
  10. Mr. Vegas - Double Blank
  11. Beenie Man - The Doctor
  12. Mega Banton - What A Gal
  13. Hawkeye - Mus Hole Yu
  14. Tanto Metro & Devonte - Sensimelia
  15. Lexxus (Mr. Lex) - Drop It Like It Hot
  16. Grizzley - Pigeon List
  17. Sadeki - Love How Yu Tan
  18. Dancehall's Magnificent 7 - Unda Wata Medley
  19. Dancehall's Magnificent 7 - Unda Wata Mega Mix
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 3/4 Backing : 4 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4

When "war is in the dance" Tony "CD" Kelly is one of those top gun producers who know how to build a riddim that will attract attention and will cause enough excitement to amaze the Dancehall massive. "Triple Spin 2", the follow-up album to the three riddim set "Triple Spin" from earlier this year, contains two of this producer's brand new riddims - the hotter than hot "Kiki" riddim and the "Doctor" riddim - and two continuous mixes of the "Unda Wata" riddim, which was featured on the first "Triple Spin" set. The contemporary Dancehall fan is treated to many great and exciting versions delivered by a mix of established Dancehall rulers and new young talents. Furthermore the lineup also includes names who have already proven to be able to deliver a fine and entertaining effort when they are invited to voice a smash riddim. The first 10 tracks are a musical explosion across the infectious and very danceable "Kiki" riddim with the most interesting and appealing cuts from Delly Ranks, Tony Curtis, Mr. Vegas, Wayne Wonder & Surprize, Buju Banton, Baby Cham and U.T. Dread. The three artists last mentioned fully showcase that it is truly possible to deliver a noteable message tune across a pure dancehall riddim. Beenie Man's kicks off the next ride, wich gathers cuts across a riddim that is named after Beenie Man's "The Doctor". Although this riddim doesn't match the popularity of "Kiki" it is certainly one that is fit for dance floors. Good cuts come from Mega Banton, Devonte & Tanto Metro, Lexxus and singer Sadeki. Wheel and spin and come again !

Teacher & Mr. T.