Mixtape Mondays: The Best Mixtapes of 2012

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Walshy Fire, Major Lazer Carnival Mix 2012: This year saw our very own Miami contributor and long-time Black Chiney Sound member Walshy Fire officially join the ranks of Major Lazer as its MC. Beyond hitting the road with Diplo and Jillionaire for a year’s worth of major festival events and tour dates, Walshy’s first official act with Major Lazer was this mix cooked up for this year’s Notting Hill Carnival, where Major Lazer have maintained a huge presence in recent years through its Red Bull Music Academy party (and which this year featured Sean Paul and Machel Montano, among otherts). This raw combination of high-energy dancehall, reggae, bashment, No Doubt, moombahton, electro, soca, Major Lazer remixes and more definitely got us (both those of us lucky enough to be there in London, and those who weren’t) hyped up and whining. Stream and download below, tracklist and info here.