Necessary Mayhem announce a new mid-price Sampler Series for 2012. With Curtis 'Da Grynch' Lynch on production, and a superb array of artists and songwriters supporting, this collection proves to be one of the label’s strongest pieces of work to date, previewing tracks from forthcoming 2012 riddim releases, and new mixes of old NM classics, and at the same time serving up several tunes previously unreleased on vinyl, and including three extra bonus tracks on the CD version.
The vintage lovers rock track ‘Ooh Baby’ is brought right up to date with the legendary Maxi Priest on vocals. Jah Mali is one of the biggest reggae roots singers in the world. On ‘Blood Thirsty’, his haunting vocals over a reggae / hip hop style riddim captivate the listener. Etana’s sweet track ‘Dance’ was championed by David Rodigan for weeks on Kiss FM. Mr Williamz's ‘Ganja Smokin' is definitely one of the bigger tunes on the Necessary Mayhem circuit right now, based on the popular 'Darker Shade' 70s riddim. ‘As Mi Forward’ by Busy Signal & Million Stylez is also one of the biggest tunes to come out on the Necessary Mayhem label. Reggae Queen Etana tells us what happens when she reaches the dancehall, while Busy Signal leads the cast in the chorus of the song, leaving the outro to Swedish legend Million Stylez. Ziggi has consistently been one of Holland's biggest reggae exports for a number of years now. ‘Rumours’ is on a fresh sounding digital roots riddim. Lynch remixes 80s and 90s digital dancehall queen JC Lodge's ‘Where Dreams Are Made’. On Gregory Isaacs ‘Report’ Lynch boosts this bassline driven track to the max. Ny delivers ‘Are You For Real’ a tune in the middle ground between reggae and R&B, featuring Sizzla on guest vocal.
01. Jah Mali - Blood Thirsty
02. Ziggi - Rumours
03. Gregory Isaacs - Report
04. Mr Williamz - Ganja Smokin
05. Busy Signal, Etana, Million Stylez, Netna - As Mi Forward Remix
06. Maxi Priest - Easy Now
07. Etana - Dance
08. NY Feat Sizzla - Are You For Real - Mosquito Mix
09. JC Lodge - Where Dreams Are Made