Title: The Riddim Machine
Format: CD / 12″ / Digital download
Genre: Reggae / Digital / Dancehall / Dubstep / Ska / Rocksteady
Label: Superfly Studio
Cat. No.: SF012
Release Date: 10.03.2012
Illustrations: Kasia Wilk / www.kasiawilkillustrations.blogspot.com/
Artwork: Superfly Design
Dreadsquad’s output has been prolific but always full of quality. To
date, they have released four mixtapes and two albums, in 2005 and
2009, and nine singles between 2009 and 2012, covering an array of
genres through both the original tracks and the remixes, cooperating
with Reggae and Hip Hop artists from all over the World. As well as
performing hundreds of gigs in Poland, they have also played all
around Europe and North America.
Early 2012 kicks off with yet a new release, delivering nothing but
top quality with 16 tunes as varied as they come! Indeed, The Riddim
Machine is as colorful as you may expect it from the lineup of the
True blue Jamaicans such as the “Deejay Daddy” U Brown, Ward 21,
Perfect Giddimani and Scarra Mucci are as well representing as
Germany’s Ska and Dancehall veteran Dr. Ring Ding, the Britain based
Lady Chann, El Fata, Tenor Fly and Blackout, and Kasia Malenda,
Poland’s answer to Adele and Amy Winehouse – to name but a few.
You will find a dynamic mix of authentic Jamaican riddims and styles
with modern bass-heavy genres from a producer at the top of his game –
a variety that spans from old school Ska to the digital computerized
style of the eighties and from heavy electronic Dub to rootsy Rock
On top of that, Dreadsquad shows off amazing remixing skills –
foremost in the atmospheric dubby reworking of the infamous Polish
‘suicide tango’ To Ostatnia Niedziela, using the vocals of the
original 1936 recording by MieczysĹ‚aw Fogg.
The Dreadsquad sound is always lively and full of energy, making you
want to hit the dance floor and have fun – music is their life and
their passion, and you can hear that in the music.
The Riddim Machine is released on digital, vinyl and CD formats on
10/03/2012 through the Superfly Studio label.
Dreadsquad is one of my favorite reggae/dancehall producer at the
moment and with a top line-up of vocalist he’s coming with a massive
album. With track like “Money Ah Dem God feat. Lady Chann” and riddims
like the MT-41, Question Riddim, Sleng Teng International Riddim you
can go no wrong!
Poirier / Ninja Tune / Canada