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Monday, April 24, 2006

Platinum launches 'Autotune Riddim'


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Platinum Studio has launched its first disc featuring 11 tracks from up and coming artistes.

The CD features artistes such as soca singer Passion, Fojo, Xcellent, Avalanche, Adrian and the Outsidaz. The disc has been receiving some airplay on Stereosonics' Two Hour Royal Power Hour and Hotspot radio shows which air on Saturdays and Wednesdays respectively.

The disc, which features an original Platinum Records track labelled the "Autotune Riddim", is hot musically. However, the lyrics need more hard-hitting vibes.

Most of the songs seem to start well but then fade later with no real substance. One of the bright spots on the disc is "Drinks up" featuring an international line-up of artistes: Fojo from Guyana, Monday Night from Canada and Shadrock from Jamaica.

On this track, Monday Night raps: "If I put it on you you'll call me a freak and a half/because you've been begging me for a week and a half" and later she says, "This ain't a free show/put your chips where your eyes at/get that dough up or I don't show up." Additionally the chorus: "everybody throw your drinks up" sounds like it can be developed into a party anthem.

Another potential scorcher is "Dirty" from Xcellent where the artiste sings in the chorus, "If you don't love me when I'm dirty/you can't love me when I'm clean/girl don't call to me when you see me in the limousine." It is a fun tune with a message to the 'shine-eyed' girls.

The effort graded by a Guyanese of Guyanese may hit like six out of ten, mainly by virtue of the sound on the disc, which is even and well recorded. However if you're an individual who gets your kicks out of tight lyrical content this might not be the disc for you. basstone@lycos.com


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