Reggae takes the voyage on Danger Zone’s Journey’s Riddim: Crossing a good mix of young and fresh artistes and Reggae veterans
Danger Zone’s Journey’s Riddim has now been officially released and like the pre-released version, which was premiered in the last quarter of 2007, the riddim has attracted support from a wide cross section of the music fraternity and been hailed as one of the best riddims presently on the airwaves. Danger Zone has added some tantalizing instrumentals to the pre-released version and the final product can only be described as immaculate. The Journey’s Riddim was produced by Della Danger, Ce’Cile and Jigsy King of Danger Zone Records.
Danger Zone artistes have five songs on the production: Cutty Corn returns with Poochie Loo, Jigsy King and Tony Curtis team up again to present Show Off, Ce’Cile and Jigsy King Plant It, Jah Cure continues his musical Journey and Ce’Cile pledges to Ride or Die. All five tracks boast the high quality and superb production that Danger Zone has become known for.
With Journey, Jah Cure continues to impress with his amazing vocal capabilities. Jah Cure seeks to teach the importance on maintaining ones focus despite the difficulties. He advises not to burn bridges while explaining to his fans that “It’s not a journey to get weak“. Who better to present this message than the singer who has been through and risen through so many adversities?
Jigsy King and Tony Curtis also teach important lessons on surviving the journey on their track Show Off. Jigsy Kings and Tony Curtis make a good team with their vocals, complementing each other perfectly. Show Off is the first release by Jigsy for 2008 and is a good follow up to Pon di Corner which commanded the airwaves last year.
One of the other gems on the Journey’s Riddim by Danger Zone is Ride or Die by Ce’Cile. Ride of Die presents Ce’Cile in a new flavour; the artiste who is known for her sometimes controversial dancehall tunes returns with a smooth and lyrically superior track.
“The Journey’s project reminds me of the Jamdown project, I say this because of people’s positive reactions to the production,” noted Ce’Cile, Recording Artiste and co producer of Riddim, “I think my track Ride or Die and the video, which will drop next month, will continue to put me on another level with the fans – especially the male ones.“
Also featuring on the Journey’s Riddim is Cutty Corn with his track Poochie Loo, which signals the maturity of the young Cutty Corn. The artiste who came on the scene in 2008 with Lucky Day on the Jamdown Riddim and then reaffirmed his position as a reggae and dancehall staple with No Boops on the remake of the Solidarity Riddim holds his own with Poochie Loo.
An added bonus on the Journey’s Riddim is Ce’Cile and Jigsy King with what can be considered a masterpiece. Ce’Cile and Jigsy King decide to Plant It. Contrary to generic run of the mill weed songs, Plant it presents itself as a succinct ode to the herb and Ce’Cile and Jigsy King’s are at one on the track with Ce’Cile’s sexy tones and Jigsy’s gritty choral blending to make an intoxicating collaboration.
“This project will surpass the Jamdown project which we got a Reggae Academy Award for; the songs on this riddim are all hit songs,” enthuses Della Danger, CEO of Danger Zone Records, “The production is of the highest quality you’ll find on a Reggae riddim today and I must lift my hat to all the artistes featured on the riddim as they all delivered and undoubtedly made the Journey’s Riddim a success. I know this project will be accepted by all conscious reggae music lovers, and I see a couple number ones emerging on charts all over the world“
Also on the Journey’s riddim is Lutan Fyah, Queen Ifrica, Tony Rebel, Jr. Reid and Morgan Heritage among others. The project will be released by SOBE Records/Danger Zone Records, under their new alliance and distributed through Fontana, part of the Universal Music Group.