Words by Deejay Theory —
LargeUp Premiere: Rampage Sound Global, Dubplate Sampler: LargeUp the sound like Rampage Sound Global and their latest project in the mixtape arena, a studio mix of strictly dubs and exclusives from the RSG vaults located deep in Belize, Brooklyn and Japan. Teaming up with your host and additional LargeUp family Micro Don on the mic and Orijahnal Vibes at the controls, this is no joke business. Micro stays on his signature soundsystem flow while DJ Rampage (check him out with Lauryn Hill on last Friday’s Letterman and this week’s 9 Mile Festival) and crew bring a bag a specials from Johnny Osbourne, Tristan Palmer, Sizzla, Busy Signal, Demarco, Konshens, Big Ship and more make for another easy listen from and the crew. Stream and download below:
Necessary Mayhem x Mr. Williamz, Set The Standard Mix: New collaboration from the desk of the DJ/production camp Necessary Mayhem and Mr. Williamz, one of the baddest rising stars from UK right now. The artist has a brand new record in stores and, to pop off the occasion, Necessary Mayhem run through a heaping helping of tunes from the album on a mix hosted by the man himself. You should definitely be up on this dude in 2014, and this would be a strong intro if you’re unfamiliar. Stream and download below, tracklist and purchase links here.
DJ Child x Zion High Productions, Jah Warriah Megamix: Had to reel off this quick megamix this week to give everyone a preview of some brand new and positive works from some strong camps and voices in roots music. From the hands of Zion I Kings on the riddim and Zion High Productions on the promotion along with Lustre Kings, DJ Child and his Project Groundation Massive on the extra strength, the Jah Warriah riddim features Lutan Fyah, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Pressure Busspipe and more, and drops worldwide Feb 25th right here. Stream and download the mix below:
Close Connections, Carnival Foreplay 2014: As we cruise into J’ouvert and Carnival season in T&T it’s time to start prepping for the road with the necessary soca materials. Close Connections out of NYC make it easy with this teaser of what to expect if you’re attending in person this year, and what you’re missing if you’re not (minus the rum and raving). Nothing but big tunes from all the big hitters for 2014. Stream below, download here, tracklist here.