Strictly The Best Vol. 60

by Dec 12, 2019Reviews, Various

Strictly The Best Vol. 60
Strictly The Best Vol. 60

Release Info

Strictly The Best Vol. 60

Label:  VP Records | Format: 2CD-DR-LP | Street date: November 22, 2019 | Website Label

Tracks

CD 1

  1. Duane Stephenson feat. Agent Sasco – Play That Song (Remix)
  2. Christopher Martin – General
  3. Beres Hammond – Only One
  4. Busy Signal – Girl Like You
  5. Tessanne Chin – Breakfast In Bed
  6. Alaine – Million Reasons
  7. Freddie McGregor – Change My Mind
  8. Kumar Bent – Lost My Heart
  9. Romain Virgo – Progress
  10. Emeterians feat. Kymani Marley – Babylon Bridge
  11. Raging Fyah – Better Tomorrow
  12. Richie Spice – Together We Stand

CD 2

  1. Vybz Kartel – One Way
  2. Jahvillani – Wileside Government
  3. Alkaline – Dutty Badmind
  4. TeeJay – Clean Like Jesus
  5. Romain Virgo & Christopher Martin – Glow
  6. I-Octane – Something To Say
  7. Chronic Law – Life Short
  8. Shane-O – The Trophy
  9. Squash – 1 Option
  10. Masicka feat.Dunw3ll – Charge
  11. Noah Powa feat. Shams The Producer – No Stress
  12. Kes – Hold Back
  13. Munga Honorable – Red Skirt

LP

Side One

  1. Duane Stephenson feat. Agent Sasco – Play That Song (Remix)
  2. Beres Hammond – Only One
  3. Busy Signal – Girl Like You
  4. Tessanne Chin – Breakfast In Bed
  5. Freddie McGregor – Change My Mind

Side Two

  1. Vybz Kartel – One Way
  2. Alkaline – Dutty Badmind
  3. Noah Powa feat. Shams The Producer – No Stress
  4. Romain Virgo & Christopher Martin – Glow
  5. Kes – Hold Back
Strictly The Best

Throughout the years the Strictly The Best series has grown to a top-quality level and its popularity has increased from year to year. So it’s obvious it is THE essential purchase as it keeps one updated with the newest and hottest aspects in the reggae industry. Since its inception, the series has always given reggae & dancehall lovers the best mix of hits possible and this volume is no exception to it. The friendly priced two-disc package offers one disc for the ‘old skool’ reggae fans while disc two serves the dancehall massive.

Singers

Kicking off in remix style with the duo Agent Sasco and Duane Stephenson! They ride Maximum Sound’s intoxicating “Twilight” riddim with the feel good tune Play That Song. Christopher Martin takes on Frankie Music’s infectious “General A General” riddim inna most effective way! Beres Hammond’s very enjoyable Only One, a song that deals with romance, treats the listener to the classic and familiar vibes known and loved from Beres Hammond lover’s rock offerings. With a Girl Like You, drawn from his current hit album Parts Of The Puzzle, Busy Signal strikes a sentimental chord.

Next up is Tessanne Chin with her revisit of Lorna Bennett’s early 1970s hit tune Breakfast In Bed. Exclusive track for this release! Songstress Alaine sings a magnificent reggae version of Lady Gaga’s Million Reasons. Out of the Stingray Camp in the UK comes Freddie’s sweet and soulful update of Alton Ellis’ Studio One hit Can I Change My Mind. Kumar Bent, the former lead singer for Grammy Nominated Reggae group Raging Fyah, delivers another exclusive tune for this release, Lost My Heart, a lovers tune inna surprising arrangement.

Progress by Romain Virgo is a flawless effort across the “Kingston” riddim from Chimney Records. Babylon Bridge delivered by Emeterians with Kymani Marley is an excellent collaboration, a top roots tune produced by the UK based Stingray Records. Switching to Better Tomorrow from Raging Fyah is a pleasant switch! The band stays true to their roots rock reggae sound with this lyrically powerful song. The singers disc closes with Richie Spice’s roots tune Together We Stand.

Deejays

Now it’s time for some more powerful stuff. The Jamaican dancehall scene has changed drastically over the years. The influence of hip-hop, rap, and r’n’b has made the genre globally more popular than ever, but we understand why some people ask ‘What about the original Jamaican dancehall?”
After Vybz Kartel with his impressive tune One Way (across the riddim of the same name), Jahvillani steps up with his massive hit song Wileside Governement. Check out the lyrics, it’s a message everyone should listen to!

The tempo raises with Alkaline’s catchy take on ArmzHouse Records’ riddim “Money Order”. With Clean Like Jesus, Montego Bay based deejay TeeJay delivered a summer feel-good vibe tune, produced by Romeich Entertainment. The golden duo Christopher Martin and Romain Virgo deliver across a very infectious and appealing danceable backdrop. Glow is created by producer Frenchie in collaboration with Jamaican hit maker Christopher ‘Longman’ Birch. After the attractive Something To Say by I-Octane, produced by Armzhouse Records, Chronic Law performs an anti-violence song Life Short.

Young producer Mario “Dunw3ll” Dunwell has worked with artists like Vybz Kartel, Demarco, Ding Dong, and Shenseea. His tune with Masicka is one of the best licks pon his “Charge Up” riddim. One other unique track to STB 60 is the energetic song No Stress by Noah Powa, known for his humorous impersonation of Bounty Killer. Soca superstar Kes brings Hold Back, off the “Sexting” riddim. The disc closes with an uptempo, soca flavored tune, filled with happy vibes. Responsible for those vibes is the combination Dovey Magnum & Munga Honorable.


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