Taddy P has emerged as one of the most creative musicians, writers and producers out of Jamaica. His diverse life experiences manifest themselves in his music, which combines roots reggae riddims & a compelling message with bluesy melodies, rock overdubs & a consistent soulful vibe. “He is helping to define a progressive new sound for reggae, a style that incorporates outside influences but maintains an authentic Jamaican foundation.” said Tomas Palermo. Gimme Di Bass, his sophomore album features collaborations with multiple Grammy nominees Maxi Priest and Bunny Rugs of Third World Band fame as well as the only Diamond awarded dancehall artist & 2 time Reggae Grammy winner Shaggy.
The album opens with Play for Me, a light hearted intro with a hypnotic beat, before Shaggy, Red Fox & Chevaughn assist Taddy P to hit you heavy with Let’s Get it Started. Jamaica’s Reggae songstress Tanya Stephens ramps the vibe up even higher with Heart of Stone, an ironic take on relationships alongside an irresistible bass line. Next up, the Teddy Pendergrass mega soul hit Come Go With Me blends a lovers rock arrangement with the fresh new voice of Evin Lake creating a new track that sounds like it was meant to be. Singer/songwriter Rik Rok adds a gorgeous touch of special to the largely instrumental tribute to Michael Jackson with, Lady in My Life , as well an original ballad, Will This Love Survive. That bass line reels you in again with Embrace Love, before Maxi Priest shines on the lovers rocks track Too Busy, as does Bunny Rugs of the legendary Third World Band on Monday Morning Blues. The title track is a standout, as Beniton asks Taddy to Gimme Di Bass, followed by Leave the Crumbs Alone with Mackie Conscious. God Is, not surprisingly, has a gospel feel before the album is rounded out by two dub versions. The set closes with Dean Stephen’s mellow ode to Mama.