Nov 22, 2014
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Posts tagged: DJ Select

AUDIO: Jah Banks – “Battle For Middle You (BKBashment Remix)”

Words by Natalie Weiner, Photo by Charlie Rubinjah-banks-charlie-rubin

Remember Jah Banks Jah Makin Music mixtape, which we premiered back in February? We loved the whole thing, but definite standout was the “Battle For Middle You (BK Bashment Remix)” featuring the Brooklyn-raised, Jamaican MC (and staple presence on our LargeUp Sessions radio show) spitting over Julio Bashmore’s highly regarded house tune by that name. The infectious flip made it hard not to disagree with Banks proclamation that “BK be comin’ in hot this year.”

DJ Select (of RadioLily) and Robzilla noticed, too, that Banks’ version has all the ingredients of a club banger. So, they decided to re-edit the track, priming it for the dancefloor just in time for summer. A little house, a little dancehall, a little hip-hop—an irresistable combination, almost like a 2014 Reel 2 Real (yeah, we went there). Download below, and don’t be surprised if you hear this one next time you’re drinking Red Stripe on a patio somewhere.

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Mixtape Mondays: Green Lion Crew x Kabaka Pyramid, Hipsters Don’t Dance, DJ Select

Words by DJ Theory —

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Sliding into another week of Mixtape Mondays, we’re treated to three different takes on carnival and reggae music. From undiluted roots to crossover anthems to sure-shot soca, the vibes cyan done.

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Mixtape Mondays: Jillionaire, Jah T Jr, DJ Select

Words by DJ Theory

Jillionaire, mix for Big Chill Presents (via Hipsters Don’t Dance):  Our globe-skating Trinidadian contributor Jillionaire has found himself in London at the moment to drop some tropical knowledge on the Dancehall Jamboree party on the 26th.  These London cats really know how to throw my kind of party, melding dancehall and bashment with soca, tropical bass, UK funky, dub, grime. This one is a more straight dancehall and reggae party and is bound to deliver the goods as it’s curated by the folks from some of London’s finer dancehall nights Hipsters Dont Dance and Physically Fit.  Big Chill Presents and their venue Big Chill House are pretty well recognized for events such as this and the much larger Big Chill festival which this year included Kanye West, Horace Andy, James Blake, Buraka Som Sistema, Spoek Mathambo and tons more.  To get the motors running for the party next week, Jillionaire cooked up a nice little pot of soca and dancehall that should get anybody in the London area properly fired up, and anyone in any other part of the world ready to throw off their shirt and swing it like a towel in their living room.  In addition to the Jilly thing, HDD’s own Kazabon & Hootie Who chefed up a wicked mix on the side with some of the artists on the bill plus some choice dancehall, soca and uptempo bits, and even a remix from this dude.  Definitely worth peeping as well, stream and tracklist here.  Stream and tracklist for Jillionaire mix here.

DJ Select, Bruk Out:  Our boy DJ Select just came with some new heatery, nicely balancing UK, JA and NYC vibes with selections from Vybz Kartel, Donaeo, Toddla T, Busy Signal x Fatman Scoop and Kano, MJ Cole, Maluca–and last not least a tough selection of tunes on Federation Sounds’ Flatlands Remix Project! Stream or download below via soundcloud:

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Mixtape Mondays: Heatwave, Safari Sound, Ziggi, DJ Select

Words by DJ Theory


The Heatwave, Energy Bashment (via The Heatwave): Another sure-shot from our UK correspondent Gabriel Heatwave, Energy Bashment offers exactly what the title suggests is served up with a very simple ultimatum: sitting still is not an option. Described by Gabriel as “a fresh blast of adrenaline from The Heatwave: 60 minutes of dancehall electricity, exclusive remixes and blends, brand new hits and straight up classics, all specifically arranged to induce maximum hyperactivity!” Put me in coach, I’m ready to play. Tracklist and download here.

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Spragga Benz x Salaam Remi’s “Shotta Culture” Album Release Party

Words by DJ Gravy::: Pics by Tono Radvany

You may have caught some of  the “Shotta Culture” music videos (and some behind the scenes footage) we at Largeup posted over the the last few months. And this past Tuesday, August 31st, dancehall icon, Spragga Benz, and Grammy winning producer, Salaam Remi, got some friends together to celebrate the release of their new concept album, “Shotta Culture” at Santos Party House. 

Music videos off the record were played on a giant screen and  I (DJ Gravy) was there to play some tunes alongside Federation’s Max Glazer and Kenny Meez. Largeup’s Tono Radvany caught some pics that captured the vibe of the evening, enjoy.

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