The riddim itself is a cracker, mixing a dancehall vibe and a dubstep style foundation bothering bassline, complete with gunshots, rave horns, skittering hi-hats and claps, giving plenty of space for the vocals to come. I can see this one being a fixture in Reggae & Bashment DJ’s bags for a while
Speaking of vocals, the opening cut, Unconditional Love, feature Peppery’s quality UK 90’s dancehall MC stylings .Next up is Cast-a-Blast stalwart BNC giving it big licks bigging himself and his love of the rhythm up on Dancehall Addict, before the action returns to Europe with the Swiss based Cookie the Herbalist on Straight To The Top wishing for the freedom to cut loose without having to consider commercial success – something about his voice reminds me a little Oh No! …
The second half of the EP starts with Canuck kid Clinton Sly warning of Trouble On Di Dancefloor, before a final vocal from Baba the Fayahstudent claiming he’s Ready Fi Dis, railing against injustice. The last track is the original Mama Proud riddim for create your own mashes with, or to prance around your bedroom toasting into a hairbrush whilst dreaming of getting a shot on a Kingston Soundsystem – or is that just me?
The EP drops on the 1st Feb, 2012, and is available in the usual places.