Words by Deejay Theory
The summer flow continues at Mixtape Mondays with heavy new tapes from the merciless to the mellow. Raw dancehall and heavy bass meet breezy remixes from NYC to Italy to the beach and back again. Run chune below.
Federation Sound, Gwaan Bad: Easy Federation, maybe you should calm down on the mixtape killing for just a second the people need to catch up. In between the constant mixshows, podcasts and 15 Year Anniversary re-ups, Max and Kenny have returned with a collection of new tunes and exclusives just in time for their NYC anniversary celebration at Central Park SummerStage this Saturday with LargeUp and Chronixx. Titled after the massive bruk-out riddim remake and leading off with an arsenal of timeless dubs from the bruk out-era from Mr Easy, Wayne Wonder, TOK, Cham, Vybz Kartel and more, the rest of the tape features racks of new tunes, specials and remixes sealing the nail in a soundbwoy coffin every time. Stream and download below, tracklist here.
Ackeejuice Rockers x TOP DJ, Rockers Inna Di Festival Mix: Big tropical bass mix from the Italian killas Ackeejuice Rockers in combo with their friends at Italian squad Top DJ. The mix spotlights the high energy and electronic pulse of the Caribbean crossover domain, pulling you from the bedroom to the festival with the touch of a button. Tunes like this one from Eliphant ft. Bunji Garlin and Diplo kinda sum up the ting, as well as joints like Shot A Fire from these guys and a heap of Ackeejuice Rockers originals and edits. Madd up the place with this right quick. Stream and download below, tracklist here.
DJ Trends, Beach House Reggae Grooves: Longtime bredren from my New England days and OG reggae/dancehall/hip hop selector DJ Trends just passed his latest mix our way. A uniquely-themed vibes of reggae-meets pop remixes in a one-drop style, the mix features plenty of quality Jr. Blender gems on here and a handful of new directions of some guilty pleasures. Overall some nice and easy summer vibes best paired with a rum punch and beach cabana. Stream below, tracklist here, download here.