Various artists album review
Riddim Driven ~ Washout
VP Records - Walboomers Music
April 9 - 2003

Tracking list

  1. Higher Level Elephant Man
  2. Tease Me Danny English & Egg Nog
  3. Nah Lie Pon It Hawkeye
  4. Shock Out General Degree
  5. One Man Singer J & Mr. Lex
  6. Press Button Buccaneer
  7. Blast Unnu Bounty Killer
  8. Hotta Set A Gal New Kidz
  9. Bun Ah Fire Red Rat
  10. Bore Frisco Kid
  11. Glad To Say Mr. Vegas
  12. Dat No Lie Kiprich
  13. Hip Hip I O Anthony B
  14. Girls Me Ah Follow Wickerman
  15. See & Blind Assassin
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

One of the most popular series in the dancehall busines, 'Riddim Driven' brings you the 'WashOut' riddim. It's from the the Q 45 Production Crew who brought you riddims such as Bruk Bottle, Dirty Money and Ice Pick to name but a few. Their latest hit riddim is an uptempo blast of dancehall hypness, led off by the Elephant Man burner Higher Level which inspired a dance step of the same name. The roll call of artists contains no real surprises as it features usual firecrackers like the seemingly ever present highlights Bounty Killer, General Degree, Mr.Vegas and Kiprich. Newcomers Singer J and New Kidz deliver excellent rides on the riddim with Singer J & Mr. Lex's One Man, a deformed version of Tina Turner's 'What's Love', being a top notch version. Bounty Killer delivers a highly energetic cut across the riddim, while Frisco Kid lends vocals to keep the vibes flowing and Bobo Dread Anthony B brings you Hip Hip I-O a noteworthy tune from this sympathetic artist.
Dancehall excitement guaranteed !

Teacher & Mr. T.