Roots & Kulcha Riddim
September 15, 2016
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 3|
Hot on the heels of the release of High Priest's album "Move On", producer Catchy Greezzly of Italian record label Greezzly Productions comes up with a captivating 13-track rub-a-dub juggling project entitled "Roots & Kulcha Riddim", featuring a line up of artists from all over the world that includes widely known and rather unknown names.
Highly talented Jamaican singer/songwriter Gavin Walters, who's better known as Asante Amen, opens this selection with the anthemic title track "Roots & Kulcha". And again he delivers a quality tune, thus living up to expectations based on previous offerings like e.g. "Forever Loving JAH" and "Go Before Me". Vocally talented Ras Penco, known from international hits like "Thousand Miles Away" and "Be By My Side", makes a good impression with "First Child", a song with conscious lyrics and a soulful vocal delivery. Always good to have Europe based Skarra Mucci on board of a juggling project as 'the lyrical millionaire' hardly ever fails to deliver a worthwhile effort and "Nah Mek Dem Fool" is no exception. All in all these three tunes kick off the "Roots & Kulcha Riddim" in a great way. It raises the question whether the quality of the first three tracks can be maintained throughout the rest of this selection... the answer is a wholehearted 'Yes'. Amongst the rest of the tracks you won't find a weak cut, only solid cuts and a few standouts. The latter include Teacha Dee's very compelling "Suppen Nuh Right", Mr Ice's sweet lovers piece "Hoolala", Maddawg's powerful "Perilous Time" and High Priest's "Bless His Name", which actually is also the starter of this talented Jamaican artist's well received album "Move On". The delightful instrumental version of the "Roots & Kulcha Riddim" rounds off this album in fine style.
A delightful 'one riddim' set with nuff tunes worth hearing over and over again.