Norval Headley & John Wayne - "Good Good Lover" (3:40)
Track 4 (3:24)
Review: Firehouse was dub don King Tubby's label right up to his death. Since he was shot and killed in a robbery attempt in 1989, the label has been run by Jamaica's Sonic Sounds. Their latest outing finds them reissue Lilly Melody's tasty two tracker "Jumbo" from 1987. The lead cut is a deep rolling joint with rich patois and rump-wriggling bass. Flip over for Norval Headley & John Wayne's "Good Good Lover" which features plenty of freaky filter use and knob twiddling that skews and twists synths into all sorts of mad shapes while natty chords and zealous bass kills keep you on your toes. Fresh indeed.
Review: Born in 1970, in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Allan Crichton (aka White Mice) is a graduate of three sound systems - Sugar Minott's 'Youthman Promotion', Jammy's 'Hi Power', and his hometown 'Ticka Muzik'. His first break came at Sun Splash in 1985, when he and Little Kirk were called on stage to perform with Tenor Saw. Recording at King Jammy's and Channel One studios, with Junior Delgado at the controls, over next the few years Mice let off a series of records amongst the very deadliest of digital reggae - nearly all on his brother Blemo's Intelitec imprint, out of Miami.