初回盤限定特典 【CD EXTRA】宝物~ムーンハイツストーリー~ プロモーションビデオ収録
更に九州の暴れん坊達!?をfeat.したWelcome to 九州、そうです! あの名曲TRUE LOVEのカバーも必聴です。
博多ラガ馬鹿メッセンジャーこと、Natural Radio Stationのミニ・アルバム。夏のレゲエ本格シーズンを前に、九州レゲエシーンはもとより、全国に名を轟かす“勇士”たちが集う豪華盤。熱い季節に太陽の下で聴きたい、爽快で疾走感あふれるナンバー。みんなで聴くと盛り上がります。 (C)RS
The duo which consists of Lico Lion (vocalist) and deejay '' are part of the growing respect for Japanese reggae in the Kyushu and Fukuoka area and "Treasure" is an album that shows that love for their home area.
The first track "'' '''''''''''''" (or Treasure ~Moon Heights Story~) is the main track on this album which features the deep bass and reggae vibe. Strings samples kicks the song off for its first few minutes and settles to the group's reggae style and guitars by Yoshikawa Osamu and vocal arrangement by Kenny Priest (the funquest).
The song also is features as an extra with an mpg video file featuring the music video of the track. The music video features the duo performing on a rooftop and focusing on various people who have treasured friendships. Such as one guy who is sick and calling his female friend who takes care of him.
The second track "Welcome to ''" (Welcome to Kyushu) is the only track that is not reggae-like on this mini-album.
The track is an upbeat, synth and electric guitar based fast rap-fest and J-Pop vocals. The track features collaborations with CAP ROCK, Danger-Shu Hiropon, JAI and KC from CHOMORANMA.
A very cool track overall since I wasn't expecting the fierce flow of hip hop and the electric guitar and the multiple talent on this track alone.
Another surprise was to hear the duo do a reggae cover of the Fujii Fumiya's classic love song "TRUE LOVE". The cover also features some MC rap segments as well. Overall, a surprising cover to hear on this album but cool overall!
The fourth track "ANSWER" features another collaboration track with U-DOU & PLATY. Similar to "Treasure", a reggae track with the use of strings. This is the only track written by another group, in this case by U-DOU & PLATY.
The fifth track "Summer Night" is an upbeat track that features more of an R&B sound with a hip-hop style with the DJ scratching and an all out funky beat.
The sixth track "''WALKER 'KAEDAMA remix'" (or Fukuoka WALKER ~KAEDAMA remix~"). The track features a more dance hall reggae sound. Fast, upbeat and very cool.
The CD insert features the lyrics to the five tracks and the production credits
All in all, this latest mini-album from Natural Radio Station features a good balance of reggae, dance hall and hip-hop and R&B influenced tracks.
The album is pretty cool overall and with the Riddim Zone label offering a good amount of Japanese reggae, this duo from Fukuoka definitely has some flair.
All in all, a solid release by Natural Radio Station and "Treasure" is a mini-album worth checking out!