Various – Four Horsemen Riddim

by Jul 8, 2024Mini-Review, Reviews

Four Horsemen Riddim

Release Info

Label
Fruits Records
Format
7″ Single / DR
Street date
July 5, 2024
Contact
Website Record Label

Tracklist

FTR061

A1. Benjammin – Warmonger
B1. Roberto Sánchez – Dubmonger

FTR062

A1. The Mighty Gravillons – Crumbling World
B1. The 18th Parallel feat. Anant Pradhan – Peace Treaty

FTR063
A1. Jah Bast – Far I Love
B1. The 18th Parallel – Far I Version

Founded in 2015, Swiss record label Fruits Records has since gained a reputation among reggae fans for consistently putting out top-notch reggae music. Their latest project features their studio band, The 18th Parallel. They have created the first musical backdrop that marks the start of a new riddim driven series.

The Four Horsemen Riddim is a heavyweight stepper that takes inspiration from the powerful sounds created by the Revolutionaries at Channel One in the late 1970s. While the drums, bass, and organ interact in a slow, refined, and powerful way, they leave room for the horns to top it off.

The vocal cuts, an instrumental, and two dub counterparts are released on three 7″ singles and on all streaming platforms. The first single features Barcelona-based versatile UK singer Benjammin whose singing is reminiscent of Winston Rodney aka Burning Spear. In collaboration with Roberto Sánchez, Benjammin released the acclaimed album Sons & Daughters Showcase in 2018. His powerful tune on the riddim, Warmongers, passionately chants down all those who promote war.

The next cut, Crumbling World, is provided by The Mighty Gravillons, a little-known vocal trio who harken back to the glory days of roots reggae. Their song features impactful and introspective lyrics, serving as a plea for a better world for future generations. The B side features the truly mesmerizing Peace Treaty . This instrumental piece is highlighted by a guest appearance from New York-based Anant Pradhan, a talented saxophonist from today’s reggae scene, reminiscent of legendary Jamaican figures like Tommy McCook and Cedric Brooks.

In the third release of the series, Geneva-based singer Jah Bast makes an appearance with Far I Love, a powerful chant to the Most High. With a riddim and mix that matches the intensity of Jah Bast’s message of love, this track truly showcases his strength as an artist.

Everything this Four Horsemen Riddim offers is absolutely lovely to listen to.

Benjammin – Warmonger

The Mighty Gravillons – Crumbling World

Jah Bast – Far I Love

The 18th Parallel – Peace Treaty

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