- Necessary Mayhem Future Cuts Sampler
- Format: CD Album
- Catalogue Number: NECMAYCD004
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Necessary Mayhem
- Release Date: 6 February 2012
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Necessary Mayhem Future Cuts Sampler
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 lover's rock track ‘Ooh Baby’ (originally voiced by Sonia Ferguson) is brought right into the modern day by Curtis Lynch 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 as he touches on poignant political current affairs. Etana’s sweet track ‘Dance’ was championed by David Rodigan for weeks on Kiss FM before it came out as a 7" single.
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. The ‘As Mi Forward Remix’, jam-packed with additional artists, was never released until now! French superstar, MC Netna, flows big-time, almost like a drum & bass MC.
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. J.C Lodge, a Queen of digital dancehall in the 80s and 90s, had a string of hits including the ever-popular ‘Telephone Love’.
Curtis Lynch revisits that golden period with a remix, ‘Where Dreams Are Made’, originally taken from Lodge's ‘Telephone Love’ album. Known for her suggestive lyrics, J C Lodge, flows across this hard-edge roots-style rhythm, telling her audience just how her partner makes her feel. Superstar Gregory Isaacs left an unrivaled legacy. ‘Report’, taken from NM’s Gregory Isaacs remix album, is yet another testament to that. Curtis Lynch boosts this bassline driven track to the max, as Gregory enquires of his lady's whereabouts the previous evening. Ny is a rising RnB star from the UK, who delivers in ‘Are You For Real’ a tune in the exact middle ground between reggae and RnB, featuring Sizzla on guest vocals and remixed by new signings Killa Mosquito in a drum & bass–meets-dubstep style with plenty of reggae vybes.
The three CD bonus tracks all showcase forthcoming projects for 2012. The first is an alternative album mix of ‘Our Music’ by one of England's top lyricist of all time, Macka B. Next up Cali P keeps it peaceful with ‘One Love’ on a refix of the Answer riddim.
Finally, it's common knowledge that Curtis Lynch is a huge fan of jungle and drum & bass, so it’s obvious that there would be at least one track of this genre on the album, and that comes from Marcus Visionary featuring Tippa Irie with a tune called ‘Wicked & Wild’.
- Jah Mali - Blood Thirsty
- Ziggi – Rumours
- Gregory Isaacs – Report
- Mr Williamz - Ganja Smokin
- Busy Signal, Etana, Million Stylez, Netna - As Mi Forward Remix
- Maxi Priest - Easy Now
- Etana – Dance
- Ny ft Sizzla - Are You For Real - Mosquito Mix
- JC Lodge - Where Dreams Are Made
- Macka B - Our Music (CD Only)
- Cali P - One Love (CD Only)
- Wicked & Wild - Marcus Visionary ft Tippa Irie (CD Only)