Diary of a Digital Soundboy
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The Album truly flows from track to track and the ragga infusion is truly wonderful. Big things are afoot for the Digital Soundboy label and this is leading the way. Look out for things from Benny Page if you like this Album.
When you hear this album I promise you'll fall in love with it. My wife even loves this album, as do both our children. It really is that accessible. That said, All the hardcore D&B heads I know love it.
In another review Crispy bacon said it was pop D & B. I think he misses the point, or that he is fairly new to the scene. D & B doesn't have to always be grimey and Industrial. And even the darkest D&B DJ's love playing Shy's stuff, from Andy C to Mampi Swift, these tunes have been rinsed out all over the scene. The music is catchy and the lyrics are fun.
Back to the Album. It all kicks off with the track FEELINGS, and if you haven't heard this track then were have you been all summer. The production values are sky high on this album and it has been recieving prime time air time even on Radio 1.
The Album is a vibe, a wonderful experience from beginning to end, and it is one that will surely last the test of time.
Instantly grabs your attention from the start. This a classic, with the silky smooth production skills of Shy and T-power in full flight. I loved the first album but this is even better. While Set It Off had some stand out tunes Diary of a Digital Soundboy has no low points.
When this album came out the roots/dub inspired drum and bass sound was at its pinnacle and On the Run, Everyday and Lover's Rock were all highly played examples of this genre.
The rest of the album are all more similar to the first album, jazzy, vibrant and melodic all with a strong vocal element (which could explain the narrow minded 'pop' accusations).
The last tune Delta VIP is my personal favourite, a deeply soulful blues inspired track. It really showcases the versatility of these two drum and bass maestros. Until I heard it on the album I had no idea it was their work. I'd have thought it was more likely to be someone like Calibre or High Contrast.
In conclusion this is excellent album for anyone wishing to get into drum and bass with its upbeat vocally driven, highly musical production. And for drum and bass purists you'll love it too if you haven't already got it in your collection!
For me, it's way up there with Hold Your Colour and New Forms!!
Lots of reggae influence and the vocals are superb.
If you like SHY FX, buy this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The product was received in good condition. It was exactly how I expected it to be, and I will look forward to making more purchases like thisPublished on 19 Sept. 2013 by Ricky
You must own this album if you're a drum'n'bass fan. It's a genre-defining classic and there's not a single poor track on the album.Published on 28 July 2012 by R. G. Ellis-paul
I would give this album 2.5 stars if I could and that's not because of the quality of tunes either. Track 4 everyday is a wicked ragga drum and bass tune and is my favourite on the... Read morePublished on 29 Jan. 2010 by S. Ellis
This is one of the worst albums my ears have ever had the displeasure of listening to, some of the lyrics are truly laughable and cringe-worthy, you would turn down the volume so... Read morePublished on 6 Jun. 2006 by JF
Being a Huge Drum 'n' Bass fan, i am always keen to listen to new albums. And boy i was not disapointed by this one. Read morePublished on 17 Mar. 2006 by Wes D