Words by DJ Theory—
Hopefully you all had a good day treating your ma dukes yesterday—now it’s time to treat yourself with some Mixtape Mondays. A heap of vibez this week, straight from London, to Portugal, to Miami, to NYC, to your desktop. Ease up and let these three joints do the heavy lifting for you this week.
Diplo & Friends, Walshy Fire & J-Wow in the mix (via BBC Radio 1): Monsieur Diplo now has a regular program on BBC Radio 1, and there’s a good chance this won’t be the last time we post a show here on MM… Especially since the theme is to have some of Diplo’s affiliates in the music world hold down the two-hour block (most likely so that he has more time to run the world, and then tweet about it). With Portuguese Kuduro boss J-Wow (of Buraka Som Sistema fame) and our own Walshy Fire at the controls, this one is real big. J-Wow blazes the first hour with some club, bass, rap, moombahton and of course some Kuduro and Buraka originals. Walshy (who is now the official live MC for Major Lazer btw) steps in with electro-bashy flavors from our guys at Orange Hill Productions, a premiere of So Shifty‘s new tune, a sick “Bruk It Down” dub and more. Cleaning house or working on your final thesis just got considerably easier, just toss this bad boy on and you’re good—at least for twohours. Full tracklist and stream di ting before it goes offline here.
Massiv Mix Vol. 1, Jillionaire Sucks (via Massiv): Somehow I zzz’ed on this mix from our Trini homie/contributor Jillionaire, the first in a mix series with clothing line Massiv. Known for Caribbean-inspired gems such as the Babylon Is Falling tee, Massiv give regular salutes to island culture through their designs and blog so it’s only fitting they rostered Trini Chris for this one. Despite the title and his approach to personal branding, Jillionaire actually doesn’t suck all that much. Doing what he does best he blends wavey dance tunes with soca, dancehall, rap, moombahton—and whatever else he’s feeling—into a bubbling tropical bass melange. I also remember sending Jilly the riddim and noticed an edit toward the end of yours truly’s “Real Spenders” remix, flipped up with some motto verses and Machel Montano vibez. Not mad at all… Stream and download below, tracklist here.
DJ Select, Soca Mix 2012: NYC badman and LargeUp extended fam DJ Select always comes correct with the mixes, this time around taking care of biz on the groovy soca side of things. It’s always a treat when dudes just cut to the chase and give you the goods without any filler tunes or talk about some upcoming all-white Capricorn bday bash… Select is that dude, and has the juggling and selection to back it up. When not cranking out mixes or mashing the club you can also catch him live on Radio Lily on Saturday nights. This will definitely serve as some go-to vibez for summer, best enjoyed poolside, beachside, or street-side. Stream and download below.