Words by Deejay Theory —
Monday! Here we go again. Hopefully we’ve all recovered from the weekend, lord knows it was practically a holiday weekend out here in the Bay Area. Check out Round 2 of our Toppa Top 10 weed anthems with Carlton Livingston here, and grab some quality mixes in reggae, dancehall and lovers rock below.
Yaadcore, Reggae Aroma Vol. 2: Another serious thing from rapidly rising Jamaican selector Yaadcore. Unlike many of his mixtape counterparts coming from JA, Yaadcore — who’s also full time DJ for Protoje — is approaching the reggae and roots revival full steam ahead through his expanding radio presence and quality mixes such as this. Culture lovers worldwide are embracing the movement, spearheaded by young singers like Protoje, Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid, Jesse Royal, Iba Mahr and accompanied wholeheartedly by veteran favorites. Yaadcore puts it all together like a pro, peppering in dubs and specials from some of the artists listed above, as well as industry royalty like Rory Stone Love who endorses the vibes from start. You need this. Stream and download below, tracked version here, tracklist here.
Selecta Killa x Gappy Ranks, Dancehall Station Vol. 3: And now we move straight into dancehall. Sick new mix from Belgium’s Selecta Killa hosted by UK killa Gappy Ranks. Leading off with Stylo G’s Poison Chang tribute “Press Up” produced by our dudes So Shifty, Killa keeps it movin’, peeling off over an hour of current dancehall rididms and singles. This one should go hard for the week ahead, and if not, find much more from Killa’s Dancehall Station podcast here. Stream and download below, tracklist here.
Judah Tunes, Best of Sanchez Mixtape: I think it’s in order to round out this week with a 100% Sanchez mixtape, complied and mixed by Judah Tunes. Judah’s done a handful of these tribute mixes, now with one of our favorite singers in reggae music making a a cool and deadly appearance to keep the vibes on track this Monday. 49 cuts of timeless material from Sanchez in one clean pass. Download the tracked version here, one track here, tracklist here.