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Irie Ites unleash Mr Officer by Lorenzo and Chezidek

Irie Ites unleash Mr Officer by Lorenzo and Chezidek

Irie Ites unleash Mr Officer by Lorenzo and Chezidek

By Angus Taylor on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - Comment

Check out this arresting Jamaican/French/UK killer!


The French label Irie Ites has come up trumps with their civilly disobedient new roots 10”.

Enlisting the combined talents of two St Ann’s singers – the Al Campbell reminiscent Lorenzo and the inimitable but slight Chezidek'Mr Officer' makes a timeless plea for leniency in the face of herb destruction. Based on Mikey Dread’s Roots & Culture rhythm, it’s an uncompromising roots piece that will sound equally at home in a modern or vintage selection.

The A side features the vocal duet with an aggressive extended brass break from the UK’s Henry “Buttons” Tenyue and his Matic horns. The two dub B sides are a cross-channel collaboration between Mafia and Fluxy and Bim from Special Delivery.

Stamped with a special tributary Mikey Dread “Dread At The Controls” mock up logo, this un-missable slab of pure musical judgment is out now on Irie Ites.

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