The Empire Riddim (2014)

The Empire Riddim (2014) - Various Artists

Genre: Reggae


The Montreal based label Riddim Wise is proud to present their new production The Empire Riddim. This new album features some of the biggest names in Jamaican reggae such as Anthony B, Lutan Fyah, Turbulence, Jah Mason, and Specatcular, but also some of the best artists from Canada like Exco Levi (3 time Juno Award winner), Mikey Dangerous (1 time Juno Award winner), Dan Fiyah Beats, Marky Lyrical, Face-T and Soké from the duo Banx&Ranx.
The three partners from Riddim Wise have been making their name by hosting a radio show for the past fourteen years as well as performing live « Sound Systems » and working as a recording and production label. Their mission was to unify artists from different country's on one common « Riddim ». This is their second one riddim album project, following The Downtown Riddim released in 2012.
Diversity and quality are definitely present, as veterans and big stars share the spotlight with young and upcoming artists. Lyrically the songs range from talking about fighting freedom to resiliency, from militancy to spirituality, bringing a very rich and conscious aspect to this album.
This album also feature’s a rare combination between Lutan Fyah and Turbulence on the song « Criminal », talking about the inequity between rich and poor and the problems created by the society of consumption and materialism. A video is now in production and should be released in the beginning of 2015.
The Empire Riddim offers a wonderful collaboration between Canada and Jamaica, in the purest reggae tradition of the « One Riddim » album. Available on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby for download or streaming.


01. Lutan Fyah & Turbulence - Criminal
02. Dan Fiyah Beats - I Love Jah Jah
03. Jah Mason - Hail Far I
04. Marky Lyrical - The Mystic
05. Mikey Dangerous - Protect Me Jah
06. Soké (Banx & Ranx) - Empire
07. Anthony B - Let It Play
08. Face T - Enemies Haffi Flea
09. Exco Levi - Irie JA
10. Spectacular - Tek Back
11. Riddim Wise - The Empire Riddim Instrumental


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Riddim Wise

Riddim Wise

For more than 12 years, the Montréal born and raised duo of Riddim Wise has been making its name by hosting a radio show, as well as performing live and working as a production label. The two partners from Riddim Wise aim to promote the music that they love so much, but most importantly the message it carries, one of unity, social justice and love.

Everything started with their radio show in 2001, airing on CISM 89.3 fm and on the internet, the show is now listened to by fans from all over the world. After a few years of building their skills on the radio, came the desire to bring that energy to the stage. It didn’t took long for the Mc and Dj combination to get invited in events all over the city, opening for renowned international artists as well as performing in popular monthly nights and festivals.

Being musicians since the age of 14, the transition to production was only natural. Thats why in 2012 after participating in many different musical projects, Riddim Wise decided to launch their own project called “The Downtown Riddim“. Their mission was to unify artists from all over the world on one common «Riddim».

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