Street Soul Riddim – Jugglerz Records
July 31st, 2012
Jugglerz Records Consisting Of Shotta Paul & Meska Who Are DJ’s In Mainland Europe’s biggest Reggae Radio Station (formerly known as Kingston Hot Radio) Jugglerz Radio Presents The “Street Soul Riddim” Superb One Drop Juggling With An Impressive Artist Lineup. This One Drop Juggling Has An Infectious Melody.
If you can rightfully call yourself Germany’s number one reggae radio show, the expectations on your first riddim released on your brand new record label will surely be high – luckily the Jugglerz, DJ Meska and Shotta Paul not only meet them but manage to shine with the Street Soul Riddim. The mid-tempo one drop instrumental is a modern classic: various synthie pad sounds and playful sound effects go well with guitar, bass and drums to create a rich and technical flawless production full of vibes. The well-grounded arrangement sets powerful accents to create a climax within the riddim, which is an interesting benefit to each song. Again individually set, melodic background vocals top off the rounded production.
Playing various sound systems such as Rolling Tone and Sentinel as well as their own successfull radio show, the creators Paul and Meska prove to have learned from their many years of experience in the music business. It is love and dedication for reggae, what had them meet and bond with all artists, who gathered to voice this selection. Crooner Romain Virgo, Swedish Singjay on the rise Etzia or German power duo Mono & Nikitaman are not only colleagues but long-term acquentainces. While the latter dedicated their track to all lazy people, who struggle with getting up on Monday morning and prefer to stay in bed, most vocalists chose the love theme for their interpretation of Street Soul: Christopher Martin is overwhelmed by his feelings, Jemere Morgan knows no bounderies when it comes to his relationship and Romain is sad about his girlfriend leaving him. With Revolution Song Alaine found a great lyrical and musical fit to the instrumental, using the powerful sequences just right for her motivational words.
All in all the selection comes with ten equally strong voicings, that prove the saying of quality over quantity. Most of the artists are just as young and aspiring as the producers, a fact that gladly results in a motivational vibe to accompany the entire production. The spirit and commitment carried out by DJ Meska and Shotta Paul is a joy to see within a new generation of reggae and dancehall producers that hopefully has Jugglerz release more riddims of that caliber soon.
01 – CE’CILE – YOU & ME
02 – ALAINE – REVOLUTION SONG
03 – ROMAIN VIRGO – CRY TEARS FOR YOU
04 – LOYAL FLAMES – YOUTH CAN’T REAP
05 – ZAGGA – CAN’T HOLD ME DOWN
06 – CHRISTOPHER MARTIN – EVERY SINGLE THOUGHT
07 – NATEL – IN & OUT OF LOVE
08 – JEMERE MORGAN – INTERNATIONAL LOVE
09 – MONO & NIKITAMAN – MONTAG MORGEN
10 – ETZIA – I’LL BE RIGHT HERE
11 – LYRICSON – BE STRONG
12 – RONNY TRETTMANN – DICH NICHT VERLIEREN (ZENTRALGESTIRN REMIX)