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Posts tagged: Federation Sound
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:
Words and Photo by DJ Theory
Broadcasting live from Bermuda this week (check out the view from here below), we have three big new mixes connecting London, Jamaica and NYC. From the brand new to the almost extinct, it’s just another week here at Mixtape Mondays. Let’s ride.
Words by Eddie STATS Houghton
Tomorrow the good youths of Federation Sound will be unveiling their Flatlands remix project, making it available for purchase via digickal download. You may remember the Flatlands in its original incarnation, a tough Max Glazer production which featured everyone from Natalie Storm to veteran Redd Foxx. For the remix project, the Federators opened up their dub-box to a who’s-who of production heavyweights, including but not limited to: Ward 21, DJ Ayres, Nick Catchdubs, Heatwave crew and DJ Theory of Mixtape Mondays fame. In other words LargeUp family in the building! The results are predictably wicked (but never predictable) and there has already been buzz from some big-name producers queuing up to jump on the next project–and this one didn’t even drop yet! Stream the whole damn thing below and drive before you buy.
Words by DJ Theory
Yes it’s been a week already, and we’re right back at it here at Mixtape Mondays. It’s safe to say that summer is officially over, but we got you covered as always with the mixtape heat. Leggo.
Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Yofray Ray
We’re in the midst of Fashion Week here in New York, so Fashion Fridays is now Fashion Mondays, Fashion Tuesdays, etc. You can try to run, but you can’t hide from the monster. Nuh stush ting for us, though: we spent “Fashion’s Night Out” Thursday evening chopping it up with Mavado, in a suite at Manhattan’s Yotel. (As it turns out, he went on quite the shopping spree earlier in that day, hitting Alife, Christian Louboutin–for his baby’s mama–and even hunting for a chandelier). Then it was downstairs to the hotel’s lounge for “Married to the Gully,” a Fashion’s Night Out event that paired ‘Vado with female-centric streetwear label Married to the M.O.B. The night was capped with a live performance (including “Last Night,” “Star Bwoy” “Weh Dem A Do” and all of his staple hits) for a crowd that included Shaggy, Cipha Sounds, Jabba, a lot of models and, we’re told, a number of fashion brand execs looking to partner with the singer. We captured the whole thing on film, which we’ll soon be posting in the form of an exclusive webisode. In the meantime, check out some raw footage from the show from our friends at Federation Sound (whose Max Glazer provided the sounds for the event).