Natural Thing Riddim
January 21, 2014
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 4/5||Production : 4/5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4/5|
Big things coming out of Italy from Bizzarri Records who deliver the latest and fourth installment of their solid "Riddim Riders" series with the follow-up to the "Laba Laba Riddim", called "Natural Thing Riddim", inspired by Natural Thing, an awesome dancehall tune written and performed by Lion D., aka the Italian 'Busy Signal'.
Bizzarri is simply one of the most reliable labels and this riddim lives up to their lofty standards. The roster of vocalists is looking good and includes Gappy Ranks, Jah Sun, Raina, of course Lion D, and Miss Linda, who I don't think I've heard from in awhile. The official release also includes two instrumentals, a Reggae version and a Dancehall version and, basically, you also get a pair of versions (one on each style) of every song here as well.
The combination Jah Sun and Gappy Ranks delivers Never Stray, the top effort in this collection. The tune is also featured on Gappy Ranks' last hit album "Rise As One". On the Reggae Version you can listen to Nato Stanco by Raina of Villa Ada Crew, while Arriva L'estate comes in addictive Dancehall flavors, brought by Raina and Brusco. Miss Linda's vocal delivery reminds us of Tanya Stephens and her effort Buss A Whine is well worth spinning more than once.
Nice Italian package!