DJ Morphiziz - Beatmart Presents: Best Of The Submissions Vol 2
STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 19855-14228 LABEL: Beatmart Records 881534400524 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Steve Hayes
Volume 2 of the submissions series features DJ Morphiziz bringing a hot mix of
23 tracks (plus intro/outro), bringing a flava of independent recording artists who've submitted and had their songs voted onto the album. Kicking off the mix is the inimitable, distinct voice of Soul Plasma with the pulsating intense "5 Fingers", stripping down to other street sounds like "Something Wonderful" (Shabach & Pee Wee Callins), hearkening back to better days of hip-hop, and "Come On" with Christ centred hip-hop. We have a mid-section infused with a measure of tasty crunk filled hip-hop (CZ, Ziklag Boys, Frontlynaz, Same Old Jake), before the talented R-Swift kicks in with a different, east-coast soulful flava in "So Amazing", with all tracks pointing firmly heavenward to God. A similar street vibe is found in Rob Hodge's, "You Gotta Love It". Bobby Bishop lets us know that Beatmart are hungry and that they are keen to keep raising the bar and encouraging gospel artists to keep on. A vibe change comes with the "Volumen" and a carnival Latino feel. There are a number of underground sounding tracks, with artists such as the excellent Urban D featuring among many other talented artists. Zion throws the female perspective into the mix with "Breathe Thru Mic's" before we close out with DJ Morphiziz turntable deftness.
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Best Of The Submissions Volume 2 is an aural testament to the ears of gold and boundless creativisty of DJ Morphiziz, a 25 song monster seamlessly remixed. One of the marks of a remix producer, especially one who takes on 25 disparate tracks for a compilation, is the ability to take raw material and create something with continuity.
Whether it’s the infectious toe-tapping rhythms of Who Keeps It (featuring Urbann D and Saint Man) or the menacing, relentless Let It Go (featuring Ziklag Boys) or the poetic, theologically encouraging He’s Gonna Work It Out (featuring 1Way) or the dreamy, retro piano- and rhodes-dominated Ain’t Nothin’ Like (featuring J Silas), DJ Morphiziz consistently stitches and sews the 25 strands of sound into a hip-hop tapestry that proves an unparalleled adventure into heretofore undiscovered talent.