Various artists album review
The Ultimate Dancehall Mix Vol. 2
Jamdown Records
13 - 02 - 2000

Tracking list

  1. Various Artists - Intro
  2. Cobra - Nah Back Down
  3. Harry Todler - Watch Your Friends
  4. Tanya Stephens - Big Mack
  5. Frisco Kid - No Proof
  6. T.O.K. - Hands In The Air
  7. Chico - Hard
  8. Bounty Killer - Request
  9. Scare Dem Crew - Dat Caw Happen
  10. Richie Stephens - Stealing You Tonight
  11. Devonte & Tanto Metro - Longtime
  12. Sean Paul - Punkie
  13. Mega Banton - Tell Me Now
  14. Tanya Stephens & Lady Saw - Buck Dem Up
  15. Spragga Benz - Seed A Gal
  16. Silver Cat - Naked Gal
  17. Elephant Man - Done Dem
  18. Beenie Man - Me Nuh Walla Walla
  19. Zebra - Selassie Warning
  20. Lady G - Only One Man
  21. Red Rat - Gal Don't Worry
  22. Devonte & Tanto Metro - Spend Yuh Own Money
  23. Spragga Benz - 40 And Mi Blunt
  24. Elephant Man - A Nuh Fi We Fault
  25. Cobra - Put Your hands Up
  26. Various Artists - MegaMix (Bonus Track)
Rating : 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 !

Teacher & Mr. T.