'Dirty Riddim' project, from the new 'Rock-A-Matik' label out of Annecy, France.
Founded in Annecy (France), Rock-A-Matik is specialized in the making of ‘riddims’, in the Jamaican tradition. From that root, they move out of the box to meet all sorts of influences & sounds. Always with one fundamental motto:
“This sounds tuff, release it !”
The various musical tastes of its founders give this label a real sound versatility from the warm 70′s groove to the powerful dancehall & dub step sounds.
First creation of the label, the 'Dirty' Riddim is in a particular late 80′s musical mood, when the Digital Culture was starting to be part of the musical work, with still lots of live organic elements. Besides this historical reference, the final result of this project is definitely up-to-date.
With a live sounding drum & bass structure, roots skanks & raggamuffin drops… this riddim takes us right into what is (or should be) nowadays “raggamuffin sound culture”.
The line-up of artists is mixing upcoming & established artists to really investigate all the styles, voices & lyrics, one riddim alone can hold in:
> Jahdan Blakkamoore (USA) : Know the ledge
> Deadly Hunta (UK) : Hustla
> Raphael (IT) : My way
> Virtus (IT) : Who dem are
> J Life (BRB): Justice
> Long Joha' (CH) : Confusion
> Guive (FR): Silent calling
> Merlot (FR): La fille d'Annecy
> Tribuman (FR) : Reggae music a di best
> Wakad Jahbazz (FR) : Reflexe
> Trifinga (CH) : Ma voie
> Eldé (FR/HIT): Rock it
The riddim's medley can be heard & downloaded here: