Various artists album review
The Ultimate Dancehall Mix Vol. 2
13 - 02 - 2000
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4/5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4/5|
Jamdown Records releases the next volume in their "The Ultimate Dance Hall Mix" series featuring Jamaica’s hottest Dancehall artists, blasting riddims and some of the wickedest Dancehall tunes from 1999 and the beginning of 2000 ! The hot new riddim "Get Mad Now" aka 'Ready Fe Bun", produced by Troyton for 'Black Shadow Productions', opens the album featuring three cuts from Cobra, Harry Toddler and Tanya Stephens. Then three fine tunes over the "Grass Cyaat" produced by young talented Richard Browne for his 'Call Me Shams Productions' before top ranking deejay Bounty Killer expertly rides the "Street Life" riddim. With "Request" he delivers an enjoyable effort, followed by fine versions from Scare Dem Crew and the producer of this hustling riddim, Richie Stephens. Then, the hottest duo to come out of Jamaica in a very long time, Tanto Metro & Devonte, who deliver a solid effort with "Longtime" for producer Richard Martin. Sean Paul and Mega Banton utilize the same riddim, with Sean Paul unmistakably conforming his status of being regarded the most promising newcomer in Dancehall music. Tanya Stephens is not only featured as a singer but also as a producer on the "Hurricane" riddim, which features the hit songs "Seed A Gal" by Spragga Benz and "Naked Gal" by Silver Cat.|
One of the hottest and baddest riddims of 1999, the "Badda Badda" riddim, takes over the proceedings with solid cuts from Elephant Man, Beenie Man and Zebra. Lady G and Red Rat deliver their entertaining tunes over deejay/producer General Degree's boiling "Pot Cover" riddim, before Tanto Metro & Devonte show up for the second time, now seemingly effortless riding the "Pink Lotion" riddim, which is produced by Wallace "Red Rat" Wilson. Also Spragga Benz utilizes this riddim to full effect. Before the bonus track - a 7 minutes juggling that bounces for riddim to riddim - comes in, the ultimate Dancehall experience is round off by another fine Black Shadow production featuring cuts from Elephant Man and Cobra. No need to say that this mega-mix album is guaranteed to have you dancing from beginning to end !