Munich‘s best Oneness Records have a new one riddim selection ready: the Raspect Riddim. This mellow 73 BPM riddim in F sharp minor had its first appearance on Fyah T & Next Generation Family‘s album Familywise released last year.
Fyah T & Next Generation Family, the producers of the Raspect Riddim, have chosen an interesting array of artists to voice their gem, ranging from today‘s top-ranking names in the conscious reggae world to promising and highly talented rookies. With its steady, comforting bass line and mystical, hopeful synthesizer sounds, the Raspect Riddim is an instant pleaser. A slightly dirty rock guitar adds additional spice. Perfect Giddimani demands respect for His Imperial Majesty, as “only, only, only Haile alone see [his] troubles”. With his voice sweet as honey, yet of firm conviction, Haile Alone is one of the strongest and most impressive sufferer tunes of 2012.
Gambian brother Rebellion the Recaller tackles a similar topic, but his smoky and slightly rough voice adds a soothing touch to Carry On. The MessenJah Luciano delivers as always, stating his firm will to fight in Jah Army over a riddim customized with an acoustic guitar. Lutan Fyah demands not only discipline to carry out Jah will, but asks each and everyone to show Respect And Manners. His message of a peaceful revolution - “Selassie I no run no wire fence” - is more topical than ever. Munich singjay Fyah T proves with No Raspect that he has the ability to ride a riddim with ease just like the big names, despite his young age. Without any doubt, each and every listener can subscribe to his crying out for respect from the forces of Babylon that try to keep us down continually.
With the Raspect Riddim, Fyah T & Next Generation Family and Oneness Records release a selection that is of both musically and vocally outstanding quality. It sounds perfectly modern, yet seems aware of its roots. The Raspect selection is a hot candidate for the European riddim of the year.
01. Only Haile Alone - Perfect 02. No Raspect - Fyah T 03. Heart of a Lion - Crosby 04. Jah Army - Luciano 05. Respect & Manners - Lutan Fyah 06. Carry On - Rebellion the Recaller 07. Herbs - Steve Machete 08. Pretty or Cute - Ras Charmer 09. Like a Rose - Edge Michael 10. Lootin' & Shootin' - Fantan Mojah 11. Nuh Bad Mind Friend - Ras Muhammad 12. Sensimilla - Dome 13. Take a Stand - Isiah Mentor 14. Blue Sky - Kaya T 15. Horizon - Baby G 16. When It Ago Over - Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal 17. Da Schau Ma Moi - Da Brenner 18. Raspect Riddim Version