Toppa Top 10: Sly + Robbie’s Most Deadly Riddims

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October 27, 2015

Words by Midnight Raver


Of reggaeโ€™s living legends, few have remained more relevant than Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. Tomorrow, the most influential and prolific rhythm section that reggae has ever known will receive the Musgrave Gold Medal from the Institute of Jamaica for โ€œdistinguished eminence in music.โ€

The Riddim Twins’ most recent projects find them backing Gregory Isaacs one last time, and bringing the Reggae Power with Japanโ€™s Spicy Chocolate. The Cool Ruler’s killer โ€œPoor Man in Loveโ€ hit the streets last month, nearly 10 years after being produced at Harry J Studio by Sly and Robbie withย Tabou1 Records’ Guillaume Bougard, whileย Sly & Robbie and Spicy Chocolate Present the Reggae Power 2, also released last month, teamed the Taxi label with Tuff Gong for a compilation of new music.

Here, guest contributor Midnight Raver runs through his selections for Sly & Robbie’s most deadly riddim tracks. Check backย  soon, for Sly’s own picks on this topic.

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