Various – DJ Astro Black Presents Transfuser Riddim Vol. 1

by May 5, 2020Mini-Review, Reviews

Release Info

Various – DJ Astro Black Presents Transfuser Riddim Vol. 1

Label: Astro Melody Records | Format: DR | Street date: April 18, 2020

  1. Masia One – Life & Livity
  2. Ras Tewelde – Always Remember
  3. Benjaminz – Girl From Kingston
  4. Mpress Kandace- Sr8 & Plain
  5. Transfuser Riddim
Various - DJ Astro Black Presents Transfuser Riddim Vol 1

“DJ Astro Black Presents: Transfuser Riddim Vol. 1” is a collaborative project coming from DJ, producer and musician Astro Black and his production partner, Melodican – both originating from California. Actually, this project marks the second release for the production duo named Astro Melody, a combination of both Astro Black and Melodican’s stage names. Musically, the two have a long, shared experience together.

The bulk of musical duties were handled by producer/musician Melodican, who displays a deft ear and more than capable abilities. Astro Black hand picked the vocalist for the tracks, based on the tones and quality of their voices.

Comprised of five tracks (four vocal cuts plus the instrumental version), the EP features the artists Masia One, Ras Tewelde, Benjaminz and Mpress Kandace, all offering their passion, fire and masterful expression while bringing positive messages of love, hope and freedom to the percolating and uplifting riddim track.

Masia One opener “Life & Livity” is a nice ode to remaining positive in adverse times, while Ras Tewelde’s “Always Remember” reminds the listener to be thankful for all that we receive. Next comes Jamaican artist Benjaminz, who reminisces about the times he spent with his “Girl From Kingston”. Mpress Kandace is responsible for the last vocal cut titled “Str8 & Plain”. This one, an ode to Mary-Jane, is a playful song extolling the benefits of the medicinal plant.

All in all an enjoyable EP.