Various – Sound Fi Dead

by Oct 2, 2017Reviews, Various

Various - Sound Fi Dead
Danny Coxson

Release Info

Title: Various – Sound Fi Dead

Label: Idlers Corner Records | Format: DR | Street date: October 2, 2017 | Website: Idlers Corner Records


  1. Danny Coxson & Blackout JA – Sound Bwoy Life (Album Mix)
  2. Tenor Youthman – Hardcore
  3. Bobby Crystal – Rougher Sound
  4. Carl Meeks – My Sound A Murder
  5. I-Maa-Ra – Kill Again
  6. Isiah Mentor & George Palmer – Champion Time (Lickshot Mix)
  7. Pad Anthony – Kill You Tonight
  8. Blackout JA – Sound Burial
  9. Isiah Mentor – Mr Undertaker
  10. Tenor Youthman – Set The Standard
  11. Avaran – Don’t Test Me
  12. Derrick Parker & George Palmer – Champion Sound
  13. Robert Lee – Die Tonight
  14. Tenor Youthman – Death In The Arena
  15. Little Kirk – Pressure Sound Bwoy (Shining Mix)
  16. Tenor Youthman – Killing A Sound
  17. Ken Albert & Daddy Lynx – Kill A Sound
  18. Alovera – My Sound

Following the earlier this year released smash hit “Soundbwoy Life” with Danny Coxson & Blackout JA, skilled French riddim maker, producer and engineer Marshall Neeko drops an entertaining 18 track collection of soundbwoy burial tunes. Spread around several well produced digi style riddims, reminiscent of those that ruled the dance halls in the late 1980s, the album features a real nice roster of artists ranging from long time veterans to up and coming talents including Pad Anthony, Carl Meeks, Robert Lee, Tenor Youthman, Derrick Parker to name a few.

What tune could better kick off this entertaining set than the aforementioned “Soundbwoy Life”. The latter is a killer rendition of Danny Coxson’s “Bad Boy Life”, originally released on Sea Breeze Records back in 1992. Together with gravel-voiced Blackout JA, singer & painter Danny Coxson turned his classic song into a soundclash tune, which is underpinned by a seriously weighty relick of the “Skylarking” riddim. Pure wickedness!

And there are even more serious pieces of digital weaponary to fuljoy… vocally, lyrically or riddimwise. Of course thematically all songs deal with the same issue, but while some of the tunes vocally make a good impression, others have more imaginative lyrics to keep the listener involved. Not forgetting the riddims, which include a few remakes of vintage backdrops like for example “Get A Lick aka Billie Jean” and “Death In The Arena”.

Just like on “Idlers Corner Records Volume 1”, prolific Russian singjay Tenor Youthman, a disciple of the digital counterpart to the Waterhouse style that was established around 1984 by Tenor Saw and Nitty Gritty, dominates this release with a number of cuts. In particular worth hearing are his songs “Hardcore” and “Set The Standard”. More noteworthy musical ammunition comes from I-Maa-Ra (“Kill Again”), Pad Anthony (“Kill You Tonight”), Isiah Mentor (“Mr Undertaker”), Robert Lee (“Die Tonight”), Avaran (“Don’t Test Me”) and Little Kirk (“Pressure Sound Boy”).

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