Last year it was a common prediction that Tommy Lee of Montego Bay would rule the summer. That prophecy proved true. Now this year, another Montego Bay name is in the limelight again for the “baddest” song of the summer. The name – a duo – is I-Thermol and Choice with the catchy song “Different”.
“So far this is the catchiest summer song that I have heard,” said a popular selector in Kingston. “Normally, I demand payment for certain singles but this one I need to keep my summer party lively.”
Words from the street are that the single has encore status as is observed in party sessions from downtown to uptown Kingston. The single is done on the “Party Vybz” rhythm and is a product of “Burn Out Records”.
A dancehall critic said he listened to the single about three times in a bid to ascertain the strengths and weaknesses of the single but could not find a single fault.
Listening to this single, and by extension their style, their consistency and professionalism, one soon realizes that this duo of I-Thermol and Choice are bent on re-inventing dancehall music. They contend that they have not launched into music for the financial or egotistical spin-off. They are serious about their music and are now in hot pursuit of proper management and marketing as they reach for the sky (or the limit).
I-Thermol (christened Oral Johnson) prefers the deejay art form, while Choice (Anthony Wilson) seems to be entertaining a dream career similar to Beres Hammond. Many people cite that he sounds like Wayne Wonder, while other say Da’ville, but it is Beres who has been his greatest source of inspiration. On the other hand, I-Thermol fans think that he sounds like Spragga Benz, but it is Sizzla who he is trying to emulate.
Both entertainers hail from the community of Gayle in the Beres Hammond parish of St. Mary. However, they sojourned to Providence Heights in St. James in 2004 for contrasting reasons. I-Thermol’s job commitments brought him to St. James, while Choice had always been in and out of St. James because his family live there.