Words by Deejay Theory
Welcome back to another edition of #MixtapeMondays, where Caribbean culture meets DJ’s from around the world. This week we dig into Dancehall, Afrobeats, Soca and more with selectors repping Miami, Jamaica, Germany and Brooklyn. Run tune.
Walshy Fire, RiddimStream Vol.10 Summer Mix: Our good friend and LargeUp affiliate Walshy Fire – yes the same one you may have just seen gracing the front page of Billboard’s latest issue with his Major Lazer gangmates – just dropped off the latest in his custom mixes for reggae dancehall delivery service RiddimStream. Leading things off with the juggling of his very own Chicken and Dumplin Riddim Mr. Walsh soon leans into all the current bashment singles and riddims running the dance today. Stream below, download here.
So Shifty, Summer Ting 2017: It’s always a good day when that So Shifty mixtape drop. With a longstanding history of quality, the SS family out in Hamburg (Jr Blender & Bigga T) deliver their annual summer installment of global dancehall and Afropop selections to brighten up the season. They’ve even gone the extra mile – to no surprise – by including both Spotify and YouTube playlists of each song on the mix. Now that’s love right there. Stream and download below, tracklist here.
DJ Jel, Vincy Soca Sampler: Being that 2017 Vincy Mas is currently rounding the corner this week, it’s only right that we toast the occasion with a big bad bag of high energy Vincy soca tunes from the likes of L Pank, Dynamite, Skinny Fabolous, Hypa 4000, Problem Child, Flanka, Mason and more. All our Vincentians it’s your time now! Biggup to Brooklyn’s DJ Jel for this fire warmup. Stream below, tracklist here.