Riddim Review: The Swarm

posted on September 26th, 2007 by in Audio

TheSwarmRiddim

Producer: 77Klash
Label: Klash City Records
Featured Artists: Vybz Kartel, Aidonia, Lutan Fyah, Noble Society, Alyllson Faith , Natural Black, Jah Mason, Kid Kurrupt, Whiskey Baggio, Kim Kartina, Future Fambo, Father Bookie

When you read “Swarm” and “New York City”, you´re most likely to instantly think of a compilation featuring some b-side “Killa Bees” from the Wu-Tang camp released back in 1998.
Well, almost ten years have past since then and in 2007 “The Swarm” is the name of a brandnew bastard riddim straight out of Brooklyn ´s heart. It unifies an oldshool Jamaican dancehall rhythm with Euro-American electro-rock sounds.
Produced by 77Klash (anyone out there remembering Turbulence´s “Notorious”, ee?), the selection features some JA-allstars like Kartel and Aidonia as well as a bunch of artistes from the States that are new to me.
Surprisingly, i think it´s them who manage to catch the vibe of the Swarm even better than their colleagues from Kingston (even though Donia is killing it lyrically). Especially the tunes from a Flatbush-based crew called Noble Society and the female singer Alyllson Faith are murder.
“Ring di Alarm tell them we a come with the Swarm”.

Check the riddim-mix by Don Everest and head over to iTunes if you like what you hear.

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