Jamaican fiercely well-dressed singjay Perfect Giddimani returns with another European produced effort following two albums handled mainly by U.S. producers.
This time he has teamed-up with Austria’s top notch production team House of Riddim, responsible for several smashes in the past years. Over the Top collects 20 tracks built on live instrumentation with some additional drum machines and synths.
Perfect’s style is something of an acquired taste and will probably take a few moments to fully appreciate. He balances between high-pitched singing and ferocious and hot-tempered deejaying.
Over the Top contains lots of singing, which suits the mostly smooth and slick backing quite nicely, even though I’ve always preferred Perfect’s deejay side rather than his singing. He has a way of feeling out of control and he’s just as unpredictable as the weather here in Sweden.
It can be confusing, but at the same time interesting. It keeps the listeners on their toes and wondering what will happen next. Just check his yodeling-like singing on Never Fail. I didn’t see that coming.