Apr 23, 2014
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Posts tagged: tropical bass

LargeUp Premiere: De Tropix -”Beauty and the Beast” EP

Words by Natalie Weiner—

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De Tropix, a U.K.-based duo with roots in St. Vincent, has come together to drop another dancefloor-ready EP. Composed of DJ/producer/vocalist Damon Bowen (a/k/a Instinct) and vocalist/M.I.A. collaborator Cherry B, De Tropix always brings dancehall/EDM tracks that seamlessly combine the group’s U.K. house and Caribbean influences. This three-song release includes the soca-tinged “Lockdown,” party jam “Hustle & Grind,” and “Burning From the Inside,” a more contemplative track featuring Larry Love (who also happened to sing the theme to The Sopranos). LargeUp had the chance to speak with De Tropix following the release of their last EP — check out that interview to learn more about their creative process.

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Mixtape Mondays: The Heatwave, Smutlee, Cocotaxi, Riddim Wise

Words by Deejay Theory —

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With January coming to a screeching halt after this week, we’re moving strictly forward with brand new music and vibes for 2014 at Mixtape Mondays. Fresh deliveries of reggae, dancehall, tropical, bass and more just shipped in from the UK, Australia, Sweden and Montreal. From gyrations to meditations we got you covered right here.

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Mixtape Mondays: Mixtape Yardy x Konshens & Aidonia, Sensi Movement, DJ Beset

Words by Deejay Theory —

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Monday is here, time for some new mixes. Hopefully you’re having a solid summer so far, let’s keep it going with some dancehall and tropical vibes this week from Jamaica, Germany and Cali.

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Choppingz!: Stream Equiknoxx Music’s “V-Town Sound: The Anti-Thesis” EP

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Without much fanfare, Equiknoxx Music are making some of the most creative and interesting dancehall music right now. Actually, they’ve been doing that for a while. Their Wash Belly is one of our favorite riddims in recent years.

The production team led by Koffy Knoxx has just released a new EP called V-Town Sound: The Anti-Thesis. (it’s a sequel to an earlier V-Town Sound installment dubbed The Thesis), and every track is straight badness.

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Mixtape Mondays: Hipsters Don’t Dance x Leftside, Rory T, Mr Leub

Words by Deejay Theory —

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Summertime vibes are in full effect here at Mixtape Mondays. Hopefully everyone had a good weekend, but it’s time to salute the week ahead with some heavy mixes from the UK, NYC and Germany. Catch a download below.

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Audio: Poirier x Natalie Storm, “Gal U Good (Futura Riddim Remix)”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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LargeUp’s Punany Monologues columnist and all-around dancehall sex symbol Natalie Storm has been laying extremely low of late, but fortunately Montreal’s Poirier has helped keep her voice in the mix, with his recent single “Gal U Good” featuring Natalie on vocals.

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