Riddim Driven: “Extasy Riddim,” produced by Richard “Shams” Browne and released in 2001
The “Extasy Riddim”, released in 2001, was composed by Richard “Shams” Browne and produced by the Shocking Vibes Crew. It features artists like Beenie Man, Elephant Man, T.O.K., Mr Vegas & more.
It’s a riddim that is predominantly built with drums. In the chorus, a simple dark piano riff that adds some tension to the riddim, which already has a serious tone. From time to time, a high-pitched guitar lick lights it up. It’s the kind of rididm that forces the artists to impose their own flow instead of simply following the riddim. As a result, each and every song sounds really different and has its own particularities.
For the record, the VP Records’ “Riddim Driven” series includes more than a 100 riddims. It’s a must-have in your Reggae music collection. So make sure you get this issue if you don’t have it yet. Do not hesitate to leave a comment below, and let us know what you think of this riddim.
Produced by: Richard "Shams" Browne
Label: VP Music Group
01.Beenie Man, Tanto Metro & devonte – One Girl
02.Hawkeye – Neva Heard A
03.Elephant Man – Romeo Must Die
04.T.O.K – On The Radio
05.Ricky Rudie & Captain Barkey – Father And Son
06.Mr. Vegas – All I Ever
07.Frisco Kid – Chuck Off
08.Delly – Where I Come From
09.Terry Ganzie – Zum Zum
10.Shaddu & Patchy B – One Gal
11.Zumjay & Wayne Marshall – Do Your Thing
12.Paul Elliot – Hype
13.Uk Wories – Want It All
14.Prince Gregg & Mr Phang – Gangster Way
15.Alkatraz – The Breeze