Various Artists - Junction Riddim (2014)
Genre: Reggae - Roots
2014 Lustre Kings Productions
Lustre Kings Productions is excited to announce the "Junction Riddim”, produced by the Zion I Kings. This unique riddim boasts a wide-variety of diverse artists from current to veteran talent, while geographically employing Jamaica, US Virgin Islands, Europe and the USA. The composition is exclusive with the use of live instrumentation interspersed with elements of digital programing, dubstep basslines and hip hop production. Performed live in Jamaica at Tuff Gong Recording studio by the Zion I Kings utilizing the drumming from legendary Roots Radics member, Lincoln “Style” Scott. Zion I Kings is a production trio that has been particularly prolific over the last few years, formed from three notable reggae label heads and audio engineers; Zion High Productions, David Goldfine (bass), I Grade Records, Laurent “Tippy” Alfred (keyboards) and Lustre Kings Productions, Andrew “Moon” Bain (guitar).
The first single on the riddim, "For the Children” a combination with LK feature artist, Jahdan Blakkamoore, teamed with rising star, Kabaka Pyramid, was released last spring to great response worldwide. Some intriguing additions to the riddim are present on the full release; the legendary “Dancehall Don-Dada”, Johnny Osbourne among them! It is rare to see Johnny appear on a new release or any riddim compilation and he delivers his classic reggae styling on “We Steppin’”. Another notable combination is crafted by the brilliant Angela Hunte (Jay-Z, Major Lazer) and Holland’s talented Ziggi Recado on “Crazy is as Crazy Does”. Par for the course from Lustre Kings, the mighty Lutan Fyah comes in strong with his Rastafarian anthem “Up in the Hills” urging his community to depart the ways of Babylon and live a more natural existence. Two other names that bring a fresh energy to the riddim are up and comers, Hempress Sativa on “Still Surviving” and Bobby Hustle on “Chatty Mouth”, both making great use of the track. Other noteworthy names that appear are Pressure Busspipe, Midnite, Lloyd Brown and the ever-articulate Mr. Perfect Giddimani.
Lustre Kings Productions annuncia il Junction Riddim, prodotto da Zion I Kings. Il Riddim, registrato dal vivo nel mitico studio Tuff Gong, vede la partecipazione di artisti provenienti dalla Giamaica, dalle Isole Vergini Americane, dall'Europa e dagli Stati Uniti. Il primo singolo sul riddim, For The Children, è una combination tra Kabaka Pyramid e Jahdan Blakkamoore, e già dalla sua uscita nella scorsa primavera ha riscosso un grande successo. La base ha suscitato anche l'attezione del veterano Johnny Osbourne, che è raro ascoltare su una raccolta di riddim, ma che in questo caso canta nel suo classico stile la song We Steppin. Altre due ottime version sul Junction Riddim sono quelle di Lutan Fyah, con l' inno rasta Up in the Hills, e di Hempress Sativa con Still Survive.
01. For The Children - Jahdan Blakkamoore & Kabaka Pyramid
02. Up In The Hills - Lutan Fyah
03. We Steppin' - Johnny Osbourne
04. Crazy Is As Crazy Does - Angela Hunte & Ziggi Recado
05. Who You Are - Pressure
06. The People We Are - Perfect Giddimani
07. Get It Right - Lloyd Brown
08. I And I Survive - Hempress Sativa
09. Chatty Mouth - Bobby Hustle
10. I People - Midnite
11. Junction Riddim - I Grade Dub