Veteran selector and producer Rorystonelove, who produced Jah9’s exceptional and acclaimed debut album New Name, has sneaked out two strong one riddim EP’s over the past months. Both Braveheart and Zeen are outstanding and superbly arranged.
Zeen comes with seven cuts and includes strong cuts from and number of up and coming singers, including Jesse Royal, Skygrass and Samory I, who’s Take Me Oh Jah was listed on Reggaemani’s best tunes in 2015 so far.
Braveheart comes with a statement. It includes six songs. All sung by female vocalists and no one is particularly well-known. But all cuts are minor masterpieces, especially Mamad’s Do Your Best, Racquel Jones’ Inna Di Giddeon and Kristine Alicia’s Freedom Fighter.
These sets have been released with virtually no marketing or promotion, so don’t worry if you haven’t heard about them.
One of last year’s best album releases was Jah Sun’s Rise as One, and one of its many highlights was the up-tempo Richie Spice combination Can’t Live Good, a cut produced by Dynasty Records.
The label has happily enough voiced a bunch of other artists on that tasty riddim, a riddim titled Crunch Time. The one riddim album collects impressive cuts from the likes of Gappy Ranks, Lutan Fyah, Delly Ranx, Bobby Hustle and Sensation & Jus Goodie.
Check Unity Sound’s megamix below and be prepared on September 2 when the riddim drops.
Multi-instrumentalist, sound system builder and producer Tooney Roots aka i-Plant is back with a new riddim, four years after the release of his Rockerstyle album.
Injustice is the title of the riddim and it’s voiced by Chester Miller, Peter Ranking and General Jah Mikey. Tooney Roots provides most of the backing along with inspired analogue mixing on a heavy as lead dub version of the riddim.
Injustice riddim will be available on 12” and on digital platforms in September.