Mixtape Mondays: Gibbo Presents, Chinese Assassin DJs, DJ Qualifi

Words by DJ Arems

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We kick off this week with a LargeUp premiere from our friends at Gibbo Presents and round out the selections with two lovers rock mixes perfect for setting the mood while cupid makes his move. More love, more life!

LargeUp Premiere: Gibbo Presents, On the Rise: Our bredrens at GibboPresents.com, representing Dancehall, Reggae and Sound System Culture outta the UK, have put together a compilation showcasing 12 of Jamaica’s most talented brand new artists to look out for. The mix introduces each artist and allows them to tell you a little about the song they’ve created before each track plays allowing the listener to form insight on where they are coming from. Some of the stand outs include Eesah, Royal Blu, Koro Fyah and Pentateuch Movement but don’t take my word for it… The up and coming artists on this mix are far from mediocre and all deserve a listen. Stream below and download here:

Chinese Assassin, Love 365: World-renowned mixtape masters Chinese Assassin are back at it with a brand new mix just in time for Valentine’s Day. With Love 365 you’ll find a great collection of reggae love songs including some amazing covers and many tracks I hadn’t heard before. Many of the chunes are from the 90s era which makes the tape that much better. Grab a loved one, put this on and turn down the lights. Stream below:

DJ Qualifi, Extra Credit #48: Main Squeeze 4 If you couldn’t seal the deal with the last mix we’ve got you covered with another big Lovers Rock mix from DJ Qualifi. Packed with classics from the likes of Maxi Priest, Ghost, Mr Vegas, Jah Cure and many more, Main Squeeze 4 is one of the smoothest mixes we’ve come across in a long time. Definitely a mix you’ll be still playing long after Valentine’s Day has come and gone. Stream below: