Aug 21, 2014
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Posts tagged: vinyl

Mixtape Mondays: Chairman Mao, Federation Sound, Ape Drums

Words by Deejay Theory —

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Love is still lingering in the air at Mixtape Mondays, but it’s always love around here. Wrap your arms around some excellent dusty reggae covers, a heartfelt collection of classic rewinds and some of the baddest new directions in dancehall below.

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Mixtape Mondays: Tribe of Kings x MasSicker, Goldrush Intl, Major Steve

Words by Deejay Theory —

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It’s Monday again, so while you’re scrolling through memes at work you might as well go the extra mile and download some new mixtapes. We’ve got somewhat of a different thing this week, with some brand new and uncovered roots selections from Boston and San Diego, bruising dubplates from Switzerland, and essential ’90′s rude bwoy tunes.

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Mixtape Mondays: Deadly Dragon, Stereo Steppers x Super Cat, DJ Rory T

Words by DJ Theory and Jesse Serwer—

Deadly Dragon Sound, NYC Vibes Vol.2: At the nucleus of those keeping foundation reggae—and vinyl itself—breathing are proud New Yorkers, avid record collectors, retailers, radio hosts, and reggae music purists Deadly Dragon Sound. We shared their NYC Vibes Vol. 1 right here last year, and had to give you the follow up for some hotstepping NYC deejay education as only Deadly Dragon could deliver. They dig deep into the styles that were ruling NYC in the ’90s from Bushwick to the Bronx to the clubs of Manhattan, and ultimately the world, via the breakout sounds of Signet Records and their crew of Sting International and DJs like Shaggy, Mad Lion, Screechy Dan and Red Fox. The mixes touch on some of the other NYC labels of the time like Tan Yah, Secret Rival and Massive B, specifically artists like the late Sluggy Ranks, Private P, Trouble, Daddy Sylva and more. As always, the mix is comprised of 100% vinyl, with no long talking or gimmicks, just straight vintage juggling at its finest. Pree the mix below, get the track list here and check out more wicked DD mixes here.

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Mixtape Mondays: Glen Washington x Green Lion, BASSFoundation, Livity Movements

Words by DJ Theory—

As much as we rate dancehall in the summer, roots and foundation music surely compliment a blazing summer day like no other. This week at Mixtape Mondays we have theree tapes of primarily one drop and lover’s rock reggae, with a world premier from a seasoned artist, vinyl selections from New Delhi, and modern roots from Brooklyn. Grab a ting or an extra stout and cool off.

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Mixtape Mondays: Deadly Dragon, Smutlee, Yaadcore

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.

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