Words by DJ Theory —
Jamaica, Germany and The UK hold things down this week at Mixtape Mondays, with a healthy serving of brand new hip-hop, reggae, dancehall and soca — with some extra irie ites in there as well. Move up to speed with what’s happening in Caribbean music from some of the top deejay’s right here every Monday…
Wah Wah, Str8 Up World: Zip FM‘s own ZJ Wah Wah just dropped a new tape straight from yard, Part 4 in his Chronicles of Wah Wah mix series. Covering all the necessary bases in the current dancehall, hip hop and remix arenas, this one brings the real JA sound to add to the rotation this week. Direct download here, pree the “Clique” remix video from the mixtape with Wasp below:
So Shifty, Differentology: Our dudes So Shifty always come correct with the mixes, this time rounding up their favorite groovy soca picks from 2013 to rev up for Carnival. No long talking, excessive pullups or anything, just pure music straight from T&T to Hamburg, Germany and back again. Titled after one of the biggest tunes of the moment, the mix also features riddims including D’Gaping, Galaxy, Lord Street, No Rules, Paradise, PM1, Project 5, Single Barrel, Soca Future, Soca Salsa, Spanish Fly, Stag, The Phantom, and more. Towels and rum at the ready… Stream and download below, tracklist here.
The Heatwave, High Grade Weed Anthems: Our mate Gabriel Heatwave just popped off another recording from his regular Rinse FM program, this one dedicated to all the ganja smokers in the place. After some Rinse intro business, things get set with a handful of new singles from Konshens, Khago, the still-incarcerated Vybz Kartel and more, with the latter half of the show running through 30 chiefed-out weed anthems. With Carnival season at hand The Heatwave slide in more brand new soca as well to round out di ting. Stream below, download here.