Various – Love Island Riddim
1. Busy Signal – Rose Petal
2. Pressure Busspipe – Royal Black Woman
3. Marcia Griffiths feat. Nyanda – Pack Up N Gwan
4. Wayne Wonder – Too Much Lulaa Lay
5. Stevie Face – Love Of A Lifetime
6. Ginjah – Consider Me
7. Delly Ranx – Never Gonna Break Me Down
8. Gregory Morris – Jenna Jenna Dub
Included are tunes by tried and trusted hit makers such as Busy Signal, Pressure Busspipe, Stevie Face, Ginjah, Delly Ranx, and Wayne Wonder. Also present on ‘Love Island’ is the Queen of Reggae, Marcia Griffiths, who is joined by Brick & Lace’s Nyanda. With these kinds of names on the tracklist it’s not really surprising that great vocal performances grace each track. From smooth, soulful crooning to powerful, impassioned deliveries, the vocalists showcase an impressive range of talent, as could be expected. Their ability to seamlessly complement the riddim’s vibrant instrumentation adds an extra layer of depth and emotion to the overall listening experience. Additionally, every track on this riddim exudes a distinct energy, infusing the listener with an invigorating musical experience.
Busy Signal has demonstrated his versatility in different genres such as dancehall, reggae, and modern lovers rock. Here he delivers the heartfelt love song Rose Pertal. The song, just like almost everything else of this project, is of exceptional quality and a pleasure to listen to. Songs like Love & Affection, Missing You, and Coming Back For You have already proven Pressure Busspipe’s ability to captivate listeners when he’s in a romantic mood, and Royal Black Woman is no different. Additionally, the combination track Pack Up N Gwan, previously featured on Marcia Griffiths’ album Golden, is an interesting tune. The song’s message, with Marcia Griffiths portraying a caring and concerned mother to Nyanda’s character, serves as a direct and thoughtful reminder to women in abusive or neglectful relationships to pack up and gwan. Wayne Wonder has proven to be a master of love songs, surpassing the underwhelming impact of Too Much Lulaa Lay. However, Stevie Face and Ginjah come to turn things for the betterment with their heartfelt contributions, Love Of A Lifetime and Consider Me respectively. Just as the EP comes to a close with Gregory Morris’ Jenna Jenna Dub, Delly Ranx delivers the entertaining and completely fulfilling track Never Gonna Break Me Down.
Whether you’re a dedicated fan of the genre or a newcomer looking to explore the rich tapestry of reggae music, the Love Island Riddim is a great addition to any playlist.
Love Island Riddim