GOLDEN FINGERS SOUND SYSTEM has announced the Official Release of “Dutty Deed Riddim” produced by StressOnDaBeatz and Hosted by DJ Gashie
The term ‘Riddim’ is the Jamaican patois spelling of rhythm. A rhythm is defined as a movement of procedure with uniform or patterned recurrence of a beat, accent, or the like. The more simplistic way to look at it would be the backing track that is used for more than one song. Period!
When people would go out listening to sound system, there was always a deejay who would speak out on top of the music encouraging dancing and bigging-up whomever. The DJ-vocalizations became stylish and the in-thing was considered a form of art. As riddim culture began to take form, the next step was making studio recordings of these deejay turned artist vocalizations. History has it that one of the first djs to get onto this new phenomena was King Stitt in the 1960s. Another driver in this development was U-Roy, produced by King Tubby. In the 1970s Big Youth & Dennis Alcapone, Lone Ranger and Drillinger took center stage.
Another convention that helped djs was the introduction of ‘Side B’ on records in the 1970s. This constituted a B side of a 45rpm single where there would be a remix to the original song. Or, more importantly, the Instrumental version, thus giving a platform to voice over.
By 1980 the DJ style of voicing over a rhythm became the norm. Fast forward to early 90s, names like DJ Jalo also know as Lala was one of the greatest Ghanaian DJs who introduced and made good use of the riddim culture phenomena. With the aid of having Instrumental version on ‘Side B’ of records, DJ Jalo recorded rappers like Reggie Rockstone, VIP and lots of Ghanaian rappers on castes in the riddim culture style and pattern during the 1990s.
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As time went by, with the restless efforts of names like Jah Tee, Kojo Kombolo, DJ Gashie, DJ Moore Money, Shatta Wale, Ras Kuuku, Kwame Partan, Blakk Mexxiah, Konkarah Jahvybz and other great soundmen helped Reggae Dancehall to gain mass recorgnition from Judment Yard, Nima to the whole Ghana as a whole.
Over the past 50 years the dancehall culture has transcended from reggae roots to a very successful viable music genre. The peculiar riddim culture remains the cornerstone to it’s success. It promotes the artistry of the mordern day-deejay and constant innovation of the records producer.
Last Thursday, 2nd October, 2021 in the history of Reggae Dancehall riddim culture in Ghana, Award winning DJ, Mr. Golden fingers popularly known as DJ Gashie together with young telented producer Stress On Da Beatz announced the official release of thier first collaboration riddim project entittiled “Dutty Deed Riddim” on Radio Universe 105.7 FM inside Legon campus, Accra and premirered the first 15 set of tracks on the most talked about Ghanain Riddim (Dutty Deed Riddim) which was produced by ‘Stress On Da Beatz’ and Hosted by ‘DJ Gashie’ of Golden Fingers Sound System.
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“Dutty Deed Riddim” is rooted in foundation Ragga dancehall style that features a variety of voices from Ghana and Jamaica bringing their own flavor to the same beat.
The first set of “Dutty Deed Riddim” is a compilation of 15 wonderful tracks by artists like Addi Baron, Aklerh, Blaxk Mexxiah, Brave Heart, Burning Faya, Ishahfari, Kojo Kombolo, Konkarah Jahvybz, Kwame Partan, Major Steppa, Nappa Tappa, Singjay & Suger Ranking, Trivulance, Wan Row, and Young Bob.
Track List for Dutty Deed Riddim
- Addi Baron – “Razor”
- Aklerh – “Born Rich”
- Blaxk Mexxiah – “Taalanku”
- Brave Heart – “Do It Again”
- Burning Faya – “Dem Funeral”
- Ishahfari – “Covid Problems”
- Kojo Kombolo – “Badman Party”
- Konkarah Jahvybz – “Pray Dem Off”
- Kwame Partan – “Hustle”
- Major Steppa – “Money Plan”
- Nappa Tappa – “Babylon Dead”
- Singjay & Suger Ranking – “The Don”
- Trivulance – “Dutty Deed”
- Wan Row – “Summer Party”
- Young Bob – “Styla”