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Selection Riddim packed with big stars Featured

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Packed with stars and musical pioneers, the Selection Riddim offers the authentic Reggae vibes that we so love. With heavyweight stars like Alborosie, Capleton, Sizzla, Chaka Demus, Mr. Vegas, Lutan Fyah, Romain Virgo, Christopher Martin, Zamunda and Renegade, the producer, First Name Production could have never delivered a more diverse lineup for this soothing riddim.


Christopher Martin has been on a roll in recent years, and he continues his excellent form with ‘Never Cheat’ where he professes his never-ending love for his woman even in the face of women throwing themselves at his feet. Sizzla goes vintage falsetto with Lover’s Paradise, a brilliantly rendered song that renews one’s faith in reggae as a medium to convey major emotions of love.

Zamunda’s crisp clear vocals are a revelation on ‘Longing for Love’ but it is Mr. Vegas who has the standout song on this wrong with the soul-searing ‘Love Yourself’ where Mr. Vegas achieves a level of lyricism and soul that has been missing from reggae for two decades. Mr. Vegas delivers a song that is carved in reggae oak: solid. On the chorus, he scats: ‘you can’t love me until you lo-lo-love yourself’, a brilliant singalong hook that will have reggae fans head-bopping and singing in their cars.

MV Music artiste Renegrade declares that ‘Love is a Wonderful Thing’ where his vocals soar over the riddim, and shows why many reggae music critics in Europe regard him as “one of the best young voices emerging in reggae today”.

Another standout song is Romain Virgo’s ‘Beautiful’, a true gem of a song where Virgo’s melodious voice combines well with the riddim for what could be a bonafide reggae classic. Chaka Demus, makes a plaintive plea for a second chance with his woman with ‘Baby Come Back’ where he bleeds all over the track while Exco Levi’s distinctive voice impresses on ‘Sunshine’.

Go to youtube, and take a listen to the tracks off the Selection Riddim, then feel free to leave your views in a comment below. Also, pick up the full album, a single or two off iTunes.


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