So, I guess mesh marinas are back in the spotlight. Yes, we are talking that questionable piece of clothing that has never really revealed its sense to me as it does neither cover up nor protect the body anyway. But, as one wise scholastic already knew: There is no arguing of taste. And speaking of phrases, one should not judge a CD by its cover anyway, right?! So we’ll leave the fact aside that Delly Ranx poses in a yellow see-through piece on the front picture of his latest album and focus on the inside of Sweet Reggae.
Opening the selection with the previously released title track the listener can dive right into heavy drum and bass, flickering delays, ponderous horns, that create a fascinating old school dub vibe. In a slow-down motion Sweet Reggae narrates a party tale of flashing lighters, skanking dancers and a massive ready to give a forward and buss a blank. ”Officer, officer, gimmie a bligh now!”, Delly begs a police man for some support in the intro of Juggle Me A Juggle right after. The mid-tempo one drop produced by fellow artist Mr. Vegas is a classical hustlers anthem telling the story of a little ganja dealer, who finds himself on the edge of being charged. Delly Ranx is mostly known for his production works, yet repeatedly proves his talent as a narrator. Pictorial lyrics are ear-catchers and surprising twists keep it refreshing. Real Gyalis for example is gladly not another self praise of a popular man, but the reminder that “real gyalis never look dem friend gyal”. In One More Dead we meet a petty thief, who has to face his final judgement and Cyber Love describes the many aspects of modern technology like skype and facetime in today’s relationships. Read more