Words by Kaya.lah—
The incomparable Walshy Fire of Major Lazer and Black Chiney fame (and an esteemed LargeUp contributor) teams up with roots powerhouse I-Grade Records to give the massive a great sampler journey through Midnite’s new release, Beauty for Ashes, out today. Walshy takes us on a trip through the 13 album tracks produced by the Zion-I Kings, plus two more exclusive tracks from the Crucian roots stalwart, with production by the immortal Augustus Pablo and Zion-I Kings, respectively. In a nice touch, the mix ends on a tribute to the late Bunny Rugs, heard via a drop and a sample of Third World’s “96 Degrees.”
Now, you are probably saying Mixtape Monday was yesterday, and Deejay Theory presented some epic selections as always, but this is Midnite with Walshy Fire on the boards. (Meanwhile, today also happens to be the release of Major Lazer’s own new release, Apocalypse Soon). LargeUp couldn’t wait another week to share this one. Enjoy!