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A Mouse At The BBC

Eek-A-Mouse, born Ripton Joseph Hylton, is one of the early artists to be described as a “singjay”.   His brilliant work with producer Scientist in the 1980s is nothing if not wholly original.  He has a career spanning more than… Continue Reading

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The Tao of Eek-A-Mouse: Rare Vinyl Cuts (An Exclusive Jah Raver Mix)

There is no doubt that Ripton Joseph Hylton AKA Eek-A-Mouse is one of the most uniquely talented artrists to ever emerge from Jamaica.  He is one of those few reggae artists whose music is so widely appealing that even the… Continue Reading

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Rare Eek-A-Mouse single

Here is a digital transfer of “Once A Virgin”/”Modelling Queen.”  My copy was pressed to the Joe Gibbs Ultrasound label and released in 1981.  Killer, killer early Eek-A-Mouse wizardry with with solid production from the Mighty Two.  The version titled… Continue Reading

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Reggae MD, Good For You

Now ear this. A new full-time full up stream for Midnight & All-Day Ravers: After many months, & special tests Doug Wendt presents a special tonic & degree,
 Extra something guaranteed, recipe balanced carefully, FDA I-proved, Reggae MD Vital vinyl,… Continue Reading

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Eek-A-Mouse Rare Vinyl Selections

I remember in the mid-to-late 1980s when Eek-A-Mouse was the hottest touring artist on the set.  Long before he was hopping jet planes around the world the Mouse was sweating it out with Sly and Robbie and the Roots Radics… Continue Reading

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EEK-OLOGY is “Wild Like A Tiger!”

I have been very complementary about VP’s Reggae Anthology series over the past two years.  The series has given us some truly great compilations of old, new, and unreleased material from several of our favorite artists including Gregory Isaacs, Barrington… Continue Reading

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Hot Milk to drop long lost Eek-A-Mouse debut on October 28, 2013

Just as 17 North Parade is preparing to release EEK-OLOGY, the Eek-A-Mouse reggae anthology, re-issue label Hot Milk will drop the long out-of-print debut album by the Mouse Bubble Up Yu Hip.  The album, produced by Linval Thompson and released… Continue Reading

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17 North Parade set to release Eek-A-Mouse anthology

17 North Parade is planning to drop the neutron bomb on all reggae massive on November 25, 2013. This is the day that EEKOLOGY officially drops.  The latest in their Reggae Anthology series, 17 North Parade  is single-handedly keeping classic… Continue Reading