Doniki / Radikal Expressions
Album: Radikal Expressions   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Doniki   Added:Oct 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-10-22 Pull Date: 2006-12-24 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Dec 24 Nov 26 Nov 19 Nov 5 Oct 29
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 20, 2006: Play This Only At Night
Poor Man (Feat. Kulcha Knox)
4. Nov 01, 2006: Aint no sunshine when you're gone
A Little Love (Feat. Kulcha Knox)
2. Nov 21, 2006: New World Disorder
Poor Man (Feat. Kulcha Knox)
5. Oct 31, 2006: New World Disorder
A Little Love (Feat. Kulcha Knox)
3. Nov 14, 2006: New World Disorder
6. Oct 24, 2006: New World Disorder

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-10-21
Doniki – Radikal Expressions (Makafresh)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 10/21/06
Roots rock reggae by an up and coming Jamaican artist. Good voice, solid backing musicians, suitably inscrutable and mystical lyrics. Nothing earthshaking, but all pleasing, esp. tracks 7 and 10 (which just happen to feature dancehall toasting by Kulcha Knox.) No FCCs.
1. **midtempo roots rock bubble, nice message, harmonies.
2. ***a bit uptempo “stepping razor” vibe, fascinating lyrics (“Mussolini, him was a big ol’ meanie” – gotta love that!)
3. **midtempo skank, nice horns and synth
4. **rather uptempo with a bit of 70’s pop feel
5. *a bit downtempo, fair amount of synth
6. *uptempo and upbeat
7. ****somewhat uptempo, interesting combination of rootsy hand drums and modern-sounding synth effects. Kulcha Knox raps.
8. **midtempo, jaunty song about the coming apocalypse. Whee!
9. *midtempo
10. ****midtempo and upbeat with lots of horns, guest toast by Kulcha Knox.
11. ***a bit downtempo, rub-a-dub dance groove.
12. *somewhat uptempo and jaunty – about love problems…
13. ***a bit downtempo, forceful, cool percussion, lots of reverb, almost dubby.
14. Slow, smooth jazz kind of groove in the horns, but with nyahbinghi drums. A bit baffling.

Track Listing
1. My Brethren   8. Melting Pot
2. Eretrians   9. Tricksters
3. Natural Is Jah Mystic   10. Poor Man (Feat. Kulcha Knox)
4. Gonna Be There   11. Rock And Groove
5. Never Forget   12. Passa Passa
6. Jah Children   13. Things To Do
7. A Little Love (Feat. Kulcha Knox)   14. Stand Up