Words by Riddim Selector
Photo by Shigeto Miyata
Whagwan fambly…it’s Monday, and you already know what that means. You can get a great start on your week with another batch of great new quality mixes for your listening fulljoyment, thanks to Large Up.
Yaadcore – Riddim Salut Vol. 1
Yaadcore is a top selector and Protoje’s tour DJ (as well as a burgeoning producer), which helps explain all these incredible dubplates in the man’s arsenal. Riddim Salut Vol. 1 offers over an hour of exclusive dubplates from artists like Protoje, Randy Valentine, Lila Ike, Chronixx, Jesse Royal, and too many more to name. In the process, Yaadcore highlights top tunes from the last year or so, as well as some of his favorite all-time riddims. Roots and culture! Yaadcore, him a champion…
Jah Cuban – Humble & Wise Vol. 2
One year after their initial Humble & Wise mixtape, Jah Cuban Sound are back with another excellent installment in their mix series. Humble & Wise Vol. 2 features incredible artists from JA and around the world, including Bushman, Koffee, Tarrus Riley, Agent Sasco, and Jah Cure, all mixed by Jah Cuban’s gifted Steel Finga. An hour of top shelf roots & culture, big chunes. [Airhorn].
Selector Presents: World-A-Reggae (Neil Nice & Knomad Selections)
This mix by DJs Neil Nice and Knomad Sounds focuses on a concept very dear to me: Jamaica’s outsize impact on music around the world. Wherever you go in the world, you’ll find reggae lovers, people who have felt Jamaica’s impact from far away. This mix explores reggae music from Brooklyn to Brazil. At two hours long, you’ll see there’s a ton of great examples from all over. Like Ini Kamoze said, it’s a “World-A-Reggae music on yah-eh.”