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Also known as: Tropical Storm
I was hesitating to add this entry, because I never like Foundation myself, but it was a top riddim so I guess I have to. Bet that if it wouldn't have been if it wasn't for that fact it was a Don Corleon/Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett production. And what's the deal with naming a riddim that is not a foundation riddim... "Foundation"?
It's also know as Tropical Storm, for som reason.
With the extremely broad range of styles and immense number of riddims released within reggae and dancehall these days, all riddims can not be hits. In fact, from a purely statistic point view 80% or so of all riddims are doomed to sink without a trace. Considering the number of riddims divided by the number of dances, radio shows and record buyers, it's simply just to much music around for the market to absorb.
Which riddims do get the attention is down to much more then the quality of the riddim itself. If there isn't at least one big tune on the riddim, the riddim is from a well known producer like Corleone or Scatta or the riddim is promoted thorough multiple sounds, the riddim has a very slim chance of reaching out.
Therefore I though this year I'd give a little more space then usual to good but forgotten riddims. I've posted all these riddims below so tou can listen to them. (And you are more then welcome top post your favourites here to the left). Starting out with a few modern riddims:
Riot – tuff, tuff complex riddim. The connoisseurs choice, don’t miss this one, really underrated!
Pitbull - real dark minimalist riddim from Leftside and Esco. Busy signals Pussy Cat particularly memorable where he whispers the song. First time I’ve heard that in +25 years of following Jamaican music.
Mui Caliente – latin flavoured, real nice
Gangsta Rock - speed
Front line – energy!
On the one drop side you should check out:
Bedrock – Solid riddim
Medallion – traditional one drop in the Drop Leaf Season style
Essense – dito
Playlist – ditto
Million - ditto
Runnaway – wonderful harmonic riddim
On the roots side you may like:
Love life – Yet another Gibbo = quality riddim, quality cuts. Check main page for another 2006 Gibbo riddim of equal astonishing quality – Wash Belly.
Gloria – heavy traditional roots
Green Heart – haunting riddim, got a feeling this is not a JA production… Germany, Belgium, Sweden?
Tribulation – a Marliesh sound, heavy rhythm guitars.
Comment by: Date: 2007-02-01 Comment: Capleton Hit Maker..HIT PON TOP A HITS..fireman did it again best tunee on this riddm also known as (Tropical Storm). Vybes Kartel's tunee is bigg as wel.
Comment by: Real McCoy Date: 2007-01-23 Comment: As you were suspecting, Green Heart is indeed a Swedish riddim. Made by Hi-Score Music (also known for Leader and Roots Tonic).
Comment by: Belly AKA Dogfight /Million Vibes Date: 2007-01-17 Comment: here are some more 2k6 riddims:
top class bully/bullet
out a door
it's a party
SOME 2K7 RIDDIMS ARE:
Comment by: Date: 2007-01-14 Comment: You are right Gunnfinga, this is also know as Tropical Storm. I'll add that. I'll add that as a scond name, thanks.
Comment by: :-) Selecta Date: 2007-01-13 Comment: Dis riddim sound da same as Tropical Storm. Check out Capleton's Hit Maker and yuh ah know wha mi say.