Poirier Run The Riddim

Poirier Run The Riddim
After issuing Soca Soundsystem back in March, Ghislain Poirier (now officially known as only "Poirier") returns with the second instalment of three planned EPs, which will eventually make up his next album, due next year. Poirier is on a roll at the moment, and Run The Riddim's four tracks rank amongst the best in his catalogue to date. Tempered is the overly bombastic wall-of-sound that hobbled earlier tracks and in its place is a stricter adherence to the powers of spare Caribbean rhythms. In this case, electro dancehall. He's also built stronger rapports with his MCs this time round. The throaty storytelling of Face-T, Burro Banton, MC Zulu and YT fit Poirier's leaner productions almost perfectly, with Face-T's "Enemies" and MC Zulu's "Gyal Secret Pictures" hitting notable highs. If you haven't checked out Poirier yet, or simply haven't been moved by his past work, then Run the Riddim is a great place to join the ranks. Poirier's shifting gears here and the results open up a whole new realm of possibilities. (Ninja Tune)