Mixtape Mondays: Safar-I Sound, Jah-T, Pretty Rick, Bacchanal Radio

Words by Eddie STATS Houghton

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Its that time again. Yawn. Brrr! If you don’t have to drag your ass to work in the freakish cold because you have a holiday, then God bless you and MLK. If you do…you’re going to need some tropical anaesthetic:

DJ Shirkhan, SAFARi Dancehall Show, January Edition Part I & II. (via Soundcloud) This is an excellent blend of new dancehall from SAFARi Sounds (that’s Safar-I if yuh rassty). Comes in two installments. Part 2 kicks of with one of our recent faves “English Money” by Gappy Ranks and gets better from there. Get Part I here and Part II here.

Jah T, Jugglin Hero: (via Federation): 90 minutes of juggling madness from the Humble Camp Productions crew, heavy on the Kartel but making room for upcomers like Khago and Charly Blacks. Get it here on the Federation Sound blog and while you’re over there you check out their latest podcast, too, which is dedicated to Pretty Rick of Tek 9 productions.

Heatwave crew, London Bashment: (via Heatwave): In case you missed their Cockney & Yardie roundup, mans like Gabe and Dan from the Heatwave crew put all the good dancehall out of the UK in one place for easy application: lather, rinse, repeat. (also, Seen posted some goodies in similar vein here.)

Tony Tempo, Jouvert Session /Rum Session/ Bacchanal Pace (via Podomatic): This just in! A new edition of Bacchanal radio from soca specialist Tony Tempo getting you ready for Carnival 2011. Barman! Guinness and puncheon, please.