The Montreal reggae duo Riddim Wise is proud to present their new production The Downtown Riddim, in association with Transamazoniennes Records.
Africa is represented as well with the presence of Senegalese rapper Awadi featuring Congolese singer Tibass Kazemtik, and finally from the French Amazon Surinamese singer Prince Koloni.
The two partners from Riddim Wise have been making their name by hosting a radio show for the past twelve years as well as performing live « Sound Systems » and working as a recording and production label. Their mission was to unify artists from all over the world on one common « Riddim ».
Diversity and quality are definitely present, as veterans and big stars share the spotlight with young and upcoming artists. Lyrically the songs range from talking about love to fighting freedom, from passion to resilience, bringing a very rich and conscious aspect to this album. Jamaican Patois, English, French, Sranang Tong (Guyana) and Lingala (Congo) make this a unique and eclectic project.
The name of the « Riddim » pays tribute to the mythical neighborhood of downtown Kingston, pictured on the album cover. This is a wonderful production created in the purest reggae tradition.
The Downtown Riddim is now available on iTunes for download or preview listening.