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Swing and Diamond

untitledJust came across two fresh new riddims from European and U.S. producers.

From Italy and the U.S. come the Swing Heavy riddim. It’s a catchy one with classic horns and stems from a collabration between Bizzarri Records and Itation Records and features a number of strong voices – Lutan Fyah, Jah Sun and Kabaka Pyramid to mention a few.

The first cut on the Swing Heavy riddim was released already last year. It was the mighty Foundation, a joint tune from Kabaka Pyramid and Jah Sun. Check that tune or Skarra Mucci & Teacha Dee’s Forward Inna de Dance to get the picture. The latter is actually available as free download over at Soundcloud.

The other riddim comes out of France. Irie Ites is always reliable, and Diamond riddim is no exception. A sweet and shoulder rubbing one drop with vocals courtesy of Jr Yellam, Spectacular, General Levy, Solo Banton and Ras McBean, among a few more. It also features two dub versions mixed by Jericho.Diamond

Diamond riddim will be available digitally on February 17 via Reggaerecord.com. The vinyl release is the same day. But if you have a craving for iTunes you have to wait until March 15.

Check the riddim megamix on Soundcloud to crave your thirst.

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Natural niceness from Bizzarri Records

00-Natural-Thing-Riddim-CoverNever Stray is one of the strongest cuts on Jah Sun’s excllent album Rise as One. It’s a combination with Gappy Ranks, and it was great news when I found out that the label behind the production – Italy’s Bizzarri Records – had put out a one riddim album based on that particular riddim.

Natural Thing riddim follows the label’s Laba Laba riddim and comes with ten cuts and two versions, one reggae and one dancehall. Apart from Jah Sun and Gappy Ranks, the riddim features four Italian artists – Raina, Lion D, Miss Linda and Brusco.

Ths riddim is pure niceness and is currently only available via Reggaerecord, but hits other digital platforms on January 19, 2014. Between December 19 and January you can get the dancehall version of Sun’s & Gappy’s Never Stray for free via Reggaerecord.

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