“Way in my brain” by SL2 was first released in 1991 on XL Recordings as the B-side to their single “DJs Take Control“. In 1992 a new remix of “Way in my brain” was released as part of a 4 track EP also on XL Recordings and would go on to reach number 28 in the UK pop charts. SL2 started as duo originally from Essex, England that consisted of Matt “Slipmatt” Nelson and John “Lime” Fernandez but as their popularity grew MC Jason“Jay J” James and dancers Kelly Overett and Jo Millett were incorporated in to the live shows. SL2 had several releases during the rave music era of the early 90s but never released an album.
“Way in my brain” contains samples and is a rave remake of a track called “Under mi sleng ting” by reggae dancehall artist Wayne Smith. “Under me sleng ting” was first released in 1985 as a 7″ single and is documented as being the first fully computerized riddim in Jamaican music. “Under mi sleng ting” also appears on Wayne Smiths 1986 album entitled “Sleng Ting” released on Greensleeves Records.