Maximum Sound
Sound Exterminata
7" single
September 12, 2011

Artist & tune

  • Carl Meeks & Fantan Mojah - Haul & Pull Up / Lukie D - Call The Hearse
  • Burro Banton feat. Joe Lickshot - Sound Exterminator / Sound Xterminata Version
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Since he emerged on the scene in the early 1990s, Frenchie has established himself as a producer whose production works are on par with the productions of seasoned Jamaican producers like Bobby 'Digital' Dixon, Lloyd 'King Jammy' James, Phillip 'Fatis' Burrell, and Donovan Germain. Since he started to release his music on his own Maximum Sound imprint in 1993, he has treated the massive to fresh original dancehall and roots riddims of seriously high calibre. Besides that he also regularly delves into his own record collection to find classic riddims that are worthwhile to get a revitalized version.

For the "Sound Xterminata" riddim Frenchie revisits Clement Irie's "Kokolo". Produced by Hugh "Redman" James and recorded at Channel One, this was one of the biggest tunes of 1988. Besides the straight version of the riddim, these two 7" vinyl singles feature strictly tunes with 'soundbwoy' lyrics. Remarkable is Carl Meeks' appearance here as he was one of the artists who voiced a cut ("Youth Man") on the original riddim. In combination with Fantan Mojah he delivers a very satisfying effort. Also well worth hearing is Lukie D, whose dynamic voice and fine lyrics make "Call The Hearse" an amusing dancehall crasher. The deep gruff-voiced Burro Banton, the living legend as he calls himself at the beginning of his cut, truly knows how to handle these kinda riddims to full effect. And so he does on the lead track for the riddim.

Also released on 7" vinyl are Assassin's "Mad Sound" and "Another Sound Dead" by Mr. Vegas.