Three years after his collaboration with French label Irie Ites Records, Mark Wonder returns with successor 'Remz Of The Dragon Slayer'. For this project, the singer from Saint Andrew, once again joined forces with German Oneness Records, after an earlier collaboration for 'Working Wonders' in 2012, and that resulted in an absolute gem of a long-player, which unfortunately is only available in digital format. The bass line of 'Another Day' (already released as a single earlier this year), a song in which Wonderadopts a carpe diem mentality, is highly reminiscent of that of Bob Marley's 'Waiting In Vain'. Together with South-African reggae artist Crosby, Wonder recorded 'Voyages Across The Sea', the only duet on 'Remz Of The Dragon Slayer' and an indictment against the treatment of the thousands of refugees who continue to try to cross the Mediterranean at the risk of their own lives, hoping to build a better life in Europe. The song, over a riddim in which Stefan 'Tavi' Tavra’s melodica was given a leading role, is immediately one of the highlights of the track list. 'Nubian Glory' dates back to 2015 and was Mark Wonder's contribution over Oneness Records' African Children riddim. Even more recognizable is 'Same King', a version over Oneness' famous Retro Locks riddim (a revamp of Bim Sherman's 'Golden Locks'). 'Crisis' was featured on last year's Buff Baff riddim compilation, but forms the perfect theme tune to the current COVID-19 pandemic. In the wonderful semi-acoustic 'Better Days' even a West-African kora, played by Sebastian Cuevas, can be heard. Another one of our favorites from the track list is 'In Tune 2 Di Rockaz', a lovely song ending on a beautiful instrumental nyahbinghi outro and with a familiar sounding keyboard riff we couldn’t quite put our finger on. The riddim of closing track 'Voices Of The People' was still fresh in the memory, as it was also used by Lutan Fyah for 'She Got Stoned' from his recent 'Touch Di Road' EP, also an Oneness Records production. Deutsche gründligkeit by Oneness Records and Mark Wonder, who with 'Remz Of The Dragon Slayer' present a faultless album up to and including the beautiful cover illustration (depicting Wonder as an Ethiopian priest)!