Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Don Carleon - Changes Riddim medley [Video]

One of the best roots riddims to come out this year. I say roots but Don Carleon's roots riddims are closer to Reggae R'n'B than real roots reggae that usually contain more predominant bass lines, minimal guitar licks and off-beat piano chords. Don's niche - which saw him revelutionise the roots genre with the popular Drop Leaf riddim - is a lush production incorporating more string arrangements.

Back to the video; they were obviously working with a smaller budget, but hey, its the music we are listening to and is a credit cruch we are dealing with - cheap and cheerful ah dweet. Big riddim.

Stand out cuts: Tarrus Riley - Getty Getty, Richie Spice - More Life.

Sadly, the video lacks the 2 biggest cuts; the Jah Cure (who's on fire right now) - Never Find and the signature track Changes by German Reggae superstar Gentleman. No coincidence that they are the biggest artists (name and brand) on the riddims. Guessing they couldn't get clearance from the labels and geographical hitch which is a shame.





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