Words by DJ Theory—
Ring in the New Year with some celebratory mixtape juggling. Reggae music in many forms leads the pack this week with careful selections from Montreal, NYC and Vancouver. Cheers!
Riddim Wise, Drop The New Year: Quality new roots and culture mix from Montreal-based selectors, producers and reggae music ambassadors Riddim Wise. Setting 2013 full a vibes, they shared this mix to say thanks and also remind us all to move in the right direction… New singles and one-drop riddims from a handful of strong singers will get you up to speed with a stack of new roots, with iTunes links for many so be sure to support the ting. Stream and download below, tracklist here.
DJ Moma, Drop Dread Dubai Mix: Well-rounded deejay Moma took his talents from NYC to Dubai last week to share some sweet reggae music with the folks in the Middle East. To promote the occasion, he was kind enough to cook up this sweet little promo mix full of mostly 90’s reggae riddims and classics to some more modern favorites. This one should go down nice and easy… Stream and download below.
DJ Eclectik, Jamaica 1967-1997: Killer mix here from Vancouver’s DJ Eclectik. Spanning 30 years of popular Jamaican music, Eclectik carefully pulls some of his favorite ska, rocksteady, reggae and dancehall cuts and delivers them in this tight conceptual DJ mix. Keeping things mostly chronological, he touches on 40 tracks of foundation tunes, reggae and dancehall classics and timeless anthems that definitely hit the sweet spot. Shouts to Vancity homies Arems and Rhek on the production and design tip. Download the mix here, tracklist and more info here.