After Eve came around with her quite pessimistic summary of the status quo of Reggae and Dancehall music in Jamaica yesterday, I’d like to counteract with some recent European releases which I like a lot.
Above you can watch the video for Gappy Ranks‘ »Longtime« – taken from his »Rising out of the Ghetto« EP. Anthem!
Next is »Dub college volume 1«, a Ricky Ranking mix tape:
A collection of Ricky Ranking songs past , present and future. An introduction journey into the repertoire of Banana Klan’s first general. With collaborations too many to mention: Roots Manuva, Nightmare on wax, The Bug, etc.
And finally, there’s the new longplayer from Jamtech Foundation:
»The Creature From Jekyll Island« [...]. The album features Jamaican artist such as Lutan Fyah, Spectacular, Sizzla, Voltage and Swedish sensation Joey Fever plus a lot of instrumental madness.