Mixtape Mondays: Deadly Dragon, Heatwave, Shifta & Bollywood Disco!

Words by Eddie STATS Houghton

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Jah-Jah say no work on a sunday, and no idlers on a monday. Only a few days to power through until x-mas, so get your headphones on, get in the zone and get to work! This week we have soundtracks from Deadly Dragon Sound, Heatwave crew, Shifta and Mad Decent’s Paul Devro to whistle to while you wuk up.

Deadly Dragon Sound, All I want for Christmas is a Lazer Beam (via Deadly Dragon): The title says it all: foundation, digital roots and laser effects. And because the dudes behind DDS happen to be 2 of the record-collectingest and store-owningest cats in the game, their last podcast of 2010 does not lack for dubs or extra-rare selections from the likes of Trevor Junior to Gregory Isaacs. Get it here.

Heatwave crew, Rinse FM best of 2010 mixshow (via Heatwave): Our UK compatriots ran through the UK jams of the year from A-idonia to Vyb-Z Kartel on this memorable Rinse FM broadcast. Listen here.

Paul Devro, Disco Hoti Hai Pomp & Clout Vol. 8 (via Mad Decent) Not strictly Caribbean but if you enjoyed our Top 10 Diwali riddims post you might enjoy this mix of Devro delving into his Indo-disco crates of weird Bollywood selections. And if you enjoy this check DJ Rekha and RajStar doing the real thing at Bollywood Disco over Christmas!

DJ Mystykal Kut & Shifta, Supercharged (via FK Music): Finishing up in style, upcoming artist Shifta (you may have caught him riding the Skull riddim from Dre Skull who produced “Yuh Love”) just dropped a proper rap-dudes style mixtape complete with complicated scritchy-scratches and a heap of original verses over official-unofficial refixes of the hottest tunes out. Download it here.