Words by The Heatwave—
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Words by Jesse Serwer—
On this special bonus edition of Mixtape Mondays—check out the premiere of Major Lazer Presents Chronixx and Walshy Fire—Start A Fire, in today’s first installment—we take a journey to the fringes of dancehall with Murlo and get a 101 on adultery from the UK’s most salacious sound system, The Heatwave. Selector!
Words by DJ Theory—
It’s a European invasion this week at Mixtape Mondays: Four big mixes from Euro yard cued up and ready to help you push through another week, with hopefully a little something for everyone. Get your download on below.
Words by DJ Theory —
San Francisco-based producer Kush Arora has been at the forefront of the electro-bashment (or, as he likes to call it, “dread bass”) movement in the States for a minute now. With some heavyweight originals, remixes and combinations with artists from JA, the UK and beyond, Kush is definitely doing his part to marry the sounds and feeling of the Caribbean — be it dancehall, bashment, soca, chutney, digital dub — with global electronic music. Let’s not forget the ridiculous tropical/baile funk mixtape Carioca Bass we premiered a couple months back with lovely accomplice Zuzuka Poderosa.
Words by Jesse Serwer, via the Fader
One net result of Major Lazer’s rise is that producers from other genres with little or no connection to dancehall seem to be a lot more comfortable experimenting with it. According to the Fader, the beatmaker known as Becoming Real normally makes “murky electronic music.” We’ll have to take their word for it, as we’d never even heard of Mr. Real before, but his “Work Me,” featuring London deejay Lady Chann, is summer-y and bashment-ready, at least if your idea of bashment is a genre-hopping London rave. In any case, we can imagine that there are some remixers ready to take it all the way to yard.