Various Artists / Digitaldubs Apresenta: Diaspora Riddim
Album: Digitaldubs Apresenta: Diaspora Riddim   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Sep 2007

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-09-30 Pull Date: 2007-12-02 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Dec 2 Nov 25 Nov 18 Nov 4 Oct 28 Oct 21 Oct 14
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Recent Airplay
1. Oct 07, 2010: Happy Hour
Can't Get Him Out Of My Head
4. Nov 25, 2007: New World Disorder
Original Do Gueto
2. Aug 08, 2009: New World Disorder
Original Do Gueto
5. Nov 21, 2007: Erin is Disorderly
Manda Quem Pode
3. Dec 02, 2007: New World Disorder
Stop And Think
6. Nov 11, 2007: New World Disorder
Original Do Gueto

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-10-01
[coll]: Digitaldubs Apresenta: Diaspora Riddim
Reviewed by Sadie O., 9/26/07
One riddim, 10 vocalists (riddim and half the vocalists are from Brazil.) Riddim is a midtempo syncopated skank, minimalist and dubby with lots of electronic bloops.
1. 3:50 *Ras Bernardo (Brazil) – No Morro Nao Tem Play
The guy who started Brazilian Reggae. Mostly monotonal dancehall.
2. 3:34 *Sylvia Tella (UK) – Can’t Get Him Out of My Head
Strong female singing in English, soulful, with harmonies. Rather banal subject, though.
3. 4:08 **Manik Balam (Mexico) – Humaniza
Dancehall in Spanish with backing vocals. Nice voice and delivery. Several seconds of vocals only at beginning and end.
4. 4:00 **Nabby Clifford (Ghana/Brazil) – Rude Bwoy
Dancehall in English, harmonies, anti-violence message. Fades and ends with a smidgeon of speaking.
5. 3:59 ***Jr Ramos & Jeru Banto (Brazil) – Manda Quem Pode
Very pretty singing in Portuguese. Lots of echo on some vocals, obviously about favelas in Rio.
6. 3:43 *Prince Wadada (Portugal/Angola) – Armagedieon
Reedy and highly distinctive dancehall vocals, in Portuguese.
7. 3:37 *Lone Ranger (Jamaica) – Chant Down Babylon
Rather stoned-sounding religious rant from one of the original toasters from Yard. It’s pretty odd to hear Lone Ranger get all religious. Drums and echo ending.
8. 3:30 ***Lai De Dai (Brazil) – Original do Gueto
Brazil’s foremost female dancehall artist. Mostly sung, very pretty, distinctive delivery.
9. 3:50 ***Biggaton (Jamaica) – Stop and Think
Energetic toasting in English about socio-political stuff. Slightly muffled sounding production on the vocals, but still quite good.
10. 4:19 **Biguli (Brazil) – Diaspora
Dancehall in Portuguese, interesting delivery. Extra electronics at end.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Ras Bernardo No Morro Nao Tem Play
2. Sylvia Tella Can't Get Him Out Of My Head
3. Manik Balam Humaniza
4. Nabby Clifford Rude Bwoy
5. Jr. Ramos & Jeru Banto Manda Quem Pode
6. Prince Wadada Armagedieon
7. Lone Ranger Chant Down Babylon
8. Lei Di Dai Original Do Gueto
9. Biggaton Stop And Think
10. Biguli Diaspora