VARIOUS ARTISTS :
X-RATED GANG VOL. 3

RN0054

Tracks :

1 - Intro, 2 - Rochel'le : Hot Summer Day, 3 - Jack Radics : Wish It Was Me, 4 - Junior Hammond : Should Have Listen, 5 - Anthony Redrose : To Be Loved, 6 - Frankie Wilmott : Full Stop, 7 - King Beez : Jah Is My Light, 8 - X-Rated Gang ; MX-6 Version, 9 - Indu : Too Lie, 10 - Daweh Congo : Gun Play, 11 - King Beez : Praise Him, 12 - Sizzla : Clean Up Your Heart, 13 - Jack Radics : African Soldier, 14 - Prezident Brown : Holy Land, 15 - Anthony Redrose : Simmer Down, 16 - Determine : Time Like This, 17 - Anthony B : Woman Of The Nation, 18 - X-Rated Gang featuring Howard "Saxy" Messam : Mr. D.C. Version, 19 - Anthony Malvo : Hold Back Progress, 20 - Richie Stephens : Judge Not, 21 - Anthony Redrose : Castle Of Love, 22 - Jack Radics : Turn Up The Radio, 23 - Ben Hammond : How Do You Do It, 24 - Prezident Brown : Sperm Doner, 25 - Lexxus : Mel, 26 - Saba Tooth : Progressiveness, 27 - Anthony B : Cut Out That, 28 - X-Rated Gang : Speed Version, 29 - Baby Wayne : Woman, 30 - Power Man : Pass Round Donkey, 31 - Scare Dem Crew : Slapping You Tonight, 32 - Lexxus : Runaway Train (aka Insane), 33 - Monster Shack Crew : More Money, 34 - Saba Tooth : Survival, 35 - Determine : Edge Of The Wing, 36 - Monster Shack Crew : Mighty Mike Special, 37 - Capleton : Mighty Mike Special, 38 - Junior Reid : Mighty Mike Special, 39 - Power Man & Baby Wayne : Mighty Mike Special

Release info :

"X-Rated Gang Vol. 3" is actually the fourth volume of the in demand and successful "Mighty Mike Continuous Mix" series. Following the "Xrated Gang Vol. 2" album this set employs a variety of specials, dub versions and four different riddims all mixed nicely by household mixmaster Michael "Mighty Mike" Jones, a popular radio deejay from Ocho Rios based radio station Irie FM Jamaica.

Once again Mighty Mike has delivered a flawless mix of the different riddims with some shout-outs added. Mixed end to end nonstop, it's interesting to hear singers and deejays step up to the mic one after another as they often do in a dancehall situation. All regular tracks are up-to-date recordings, most of them released as 7" singles on Barry O'Hare's X-Rated imprint. The album starts with six cuts on a nice melodic riddim (the one O'Hare gave to Bobby "Digital" Dixon, who used it for his two riddim album "Double Up Vol. 2", here presented in a different mix) and, before the dubplate specials take over to round it off, ends in full speed with seven cuts on a fast-paced dancehall riddim. Although not everyone is overly fond of the "continuous mix" concept, it has at least one advantage: if you aren't able to get the singles or you think it too expensive to buy them all, this is "good value for money".

If you're familiar with the "Mighty Mike Mix" series you won't get disappointed, 100% satisfaction guarenteed ! Otherwise, check it out and judge for yourself.

Album review by Teacher & Mr. T | © Reggae Vibes Productions NL


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