Various – Reggae Jugglin

by Dec 21, 2023Mini-Review, Reviews

Various - Reggae Jugglin

Release Info

Label
Massive B
Format
DR
Street date
December 15, 2023
Contact
Website Record Label
Bandcamp Record Label

Tracklist

1. Cocoa Tea – Weh Ya Gone
2. Anthony B – Trodding
3. Chezidek – Africa
4. King Kong – Power
5. Richie Spice – Open The Door

As the year 2023 draws to a close, Bobby Konders and his crew from Brooklyn, New York, release their latest EP titled Reggae Jugglin under the respected Massive B label. This 5-track EP includes songs by familiar artists such as King Kong, Chezidek, Richie Spice, Anthony B, and Cocoa Tea, most of them being regulars on the Massive B roster.

It’s the sweet-voiced singer hailing from Rockey Point fishing village, Clarendon, who kickstarts the lively Reggae Jugglin with the very familiar sounding Weh Ya Gone, which became available for download and streaming in 2021. The song resurfaced in 2022 on the EP No Curfew Riddim, a relick of the much versioned classic riddim that formed the foundation for The Wailing Souls’ popular song Things And Time. Cocoa Tea delivers a big tune, making it one of the most addictive songs on the EP. The following two tracks are also supported by a reggae riddim, although it differs from the No Curfew Riddim. The first track on the riddim is Trodding by Anthony B, who is known as the ‘original fireman from Jamaica’. This song leaves a good impression, but it is overshadowed by Chezidek’s Africa, which becomes even stronger with repeated listens. Africa is a wonderful tune with attractive vibes that demands your attention. King Kong’s rendition of Max Romeo’s 1971 hit Let the Power Fall, simply titled Power on this EP, also falls into the same impressive category as Cocoa Tea’s opener. The EP is completed with Richie Spice’s well-known hit from 2006, Open The Door. This solid tune, on the riddim known as Jah Love or Warn The Nation, was previously featured on the singer’s 2007 album In The Streets To Africa, the Greensleeves compilation The Biggest Reggae One-Drop Anthems 2006, and Massive B’s Big Tunez #3.

Despite the recycling of previously released tunes, there are some strong contributions to be found among the EP’s five tracks.

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