Reggae Gold 2004

Reggae Gold 2004

     
 

Listening to the rowdy and gimmicky numbers by Capleton, Elephant Man, and Assassin in the first half of Reggae Gold 2004, it's easy to think the usually great annual reggae roundup has run out of steam. The Elephant Man and Capleton tracks are too simple and light for theSee more details below

Overview

Listening to the rowdy and gimmicky numbers by Capleton, Elephant Man, and Assassin in the first half of Reggae Gold 2004, it's easy to think the usually great annual reggae roundup has run out of steam. The Elephant Man and Capleton tracks are too simple and light for the superstar artists and the Assassin track is a horribly thin one, but things get better, much better. There's the remix of Beenie Man's massive "Dude" with Shawwna's rap giving the track another lease on life, the great Tony Touch and Wayne Wonder team-up "Ay Ay Ay," and the absolutely sultry "Can't Breathe" from Tanya Stephens. As great as the tracks from Jamaica are, the pick of the litter has to be the mix of Alicia Keys' "You Don't Know My Name" from Brooklyn-based DJ and Spindynasty member DJ Min One. It sounds almost bootleg or mash-up, but it's inspired, cool, and torrid. The earthy nondigital tracks -- which VP always sticks three-quarters into their Reggae Gold comps -- include a nice throwback to more organic days from Beres Hammond. The Capleton and Elephant Man tracks fit better on the mix CD, but speeding up "Dude" to almost Chipmunk speed is a silly mistake. This is one of the more uneven releases in the Reggae Gold series, but the highlights are crucial.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/2004
Label:
Vp Records
UPC:
0075679330222
catalogNumber:
93302
Rank:
239523

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cordell "Scatta" Burrell   Musician
Maurice Gregory   Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

Dave Kelly   Producer
J.R. Bailey   Composer
Tony Black   Engineer
Jimmy Ricks   Producer
Clement "Coxsone" Dodd   Composer
Donovan Germain   Producer
Morgan Heritage   Producer
Gregory Isaacs   Composer
Tony Kelly   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Melvin Kent   Composer
Kevin Roberts   Composer
Phillip Smart   Engineer
Michael Sterling   Producer
Christopher Birch   Producer
Christopher Chin   Executive Producer
J.B. Hernandez   Composer
J.J. Campbell   Composer
Joel Chin   Producer,Executive Producer,Remixing,Mastering
Murray Elias   Producer,Remixing
Paul Shields   Mastering
James Goring   Art Direction
K.D. Chin   Composer
Keith Slattery   Engineer
Tony Touch   Producer
Dameon Beckett   Composer
Wade Everal Brammer   Producer
Kanye West   Composer,Producer
Jason Rea   Engineer
Jonathan Smith   Composer
V. Charles   Composer
C. Palmer   Composer
W Passley   Composer
M. Wolfe   Composer
Dave Hyman   Engineer,Remixing
D. Richard Lewis   Composer
Alicia Keys   Composer,Producer
Deron D. James   Art Direction
Harold Lilly   Composer
Eric "Jr" Delisser   Producer
Donovan "Vendetta" Bennett   Producer
Michael Brissett   Producer
DJ Min One   Remixing
Dane "Fire Links" Johnson   Producer
Ernesto Roberts   translation
Anthony Senior   Producer
Boris Silvera   Producer

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