Various artists album review
West Won Ridim
Silver Kamel Audio
January 5 - 2004
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 3|
The Silver Kamel Audio released "West Won Ridim" EP marks the return of the legendary Nkrumah "Jah" Thomas, who first established himself as a deejay in the second half of the 1970s and then turned out to be a sterling producer of other performers like Anthony Johnson, Johnny Osbourne and Tristan Palmer - as well as himself. Five tracks plus a DJ & Dub Mix are featured here for the awesome "West Won" riddim. The latter turns out to be a real hard hitting, stuttering street beat laid by the UK riddim twins Mafia & Fluxy at the Black Scorpio Recording Studio in Kingston, Jamaica. First track comes from singer Daville who fully displays his fine vocal talents and expertly handles the riddim. His infectious "A No Any Gal" belongs to the standout tracks on this EP. Next drops a solid tune from the combination Danny English & Egg Nog, followed by new name Megga Sample who puts out a decent effort and proves to be a name to watch for in the near future. Capleton belongs to the forefront of dancehall reggae and here he shines delivering his lyrics over a riddim that perfectly fits his firing style. Ranko Danko is another rather unknown deejay who gives a glimpse of his abilities with "Lift Up Har Skirt". It's a nice effort but doesn't match the other tunes included here. All in all a wicked EP, truly worthwhile checking out!! It can be purchased online at Silver Kamel Audio's website.Teacher & Mr. T.