While Ricky Blaze may keep to Brooklyn, his sound is no stranger to Kingston dances, and even when it seems like "I Feel Free" can't take one more rotation on the turntables, it holds on with enthusiasm. Blaze has the tenacity to make happy dance jams and no better Jamaican dancer to build your jam empire with then Ravers Clavers' Ding Dong. While the two previously collaborated for the track "For Life," an auto-tune love melody about an ex—and kind of a downer—this time they made an upbeat song for the girl who 'wine' her waist just so. Just as the synths ball out and Blaze chimes in with "drop-it-down-low-bring-it-up-slow," Ding Dong kicks in with his wordy foreplay proving all "ex-factor" issues from collaborations past are just factors and new tracks about having mad respect for the female shape are filled with infinite possibilities.
February 12, 2010