Riddim, One Album, One Love. Bamjimba can
surely not be put in One Category, though.
Bamjimba (aka Fatman) is a producer,
whose projects can include well up to twenty
musicians all playing a different part. He
works alongside the Mad Professor in Ariwa
Studio, and Mad Professor also mixes Dubwise
tracks for him.
His album 1 Love is centered around one
riddim. But don't let that make you think
how we have another Riddim CD here, for that
is absolutely not the case. The music is
well versatile and crosses the rythmical
borders of Reggae on several occasions.
Still, it allways returns to the roots.
You will be taken from a laid back,
almost jazzy vibe into a housey Dub which
borders Techno. That's not all, because even
some blues and rock is coming thru every now
and then as well. Horns, organs, guitars,
every possible instrument is used to show
just what can be done with that one riddim.
There is nuff bass, nuff drum and
bassline as well. To mix all these different
styles into one album and keep up some
consistency is not easy. It's a well
A truly interesting musical excursion,
showing how one Reggae Riddim can -in
principal- lay the foundation for so many
different styles of music. Different styles
which don't really match together like Blues
and Techno can be reconciled in this One
Love, as the album is called.
The album can be bought online through CD
Baby as well as a number of other online
outlets. There's something to say about
that. Because Bamjimba doesn't profit from
the album sales himself. Which brought him
the "Best Fund Raising Idea" from
The album is livicated towards the memory
of Papa Wade McKinney of Fari Productions
International in Nassau. The brother
unfortunately died as the result of Sickle
And so the profits of this album go
directly to the Sickle Cell Society. This is
a sickness of which the majority of
sufferers are African Carribean people.
Truly: One Album, One Riddim and... One