Words by Eddie STATS Houghton
Anybody who’s seen High Fidelity knows that a mixtape is the purest expression of romantic love…and reggae music always gets a bump in royalties when Valentine’s Day rolls around (there’s a reason they call it lover’s rock, y’all). So Mixtape Mondays is really kind of a no-brainer this week: two mixes for the lovers, and one for the grinders. Seriously, we wouldn’t want you lonely-heartses to be left aside on V-Day so please find below essential lover’s mixes from LargeUp stalwarts Walshy Fire in Miami and the Heatwave squad out of London, plus a full-on dancehall explosion for those that need a dancefloor icebreaker more than a fireside snuggle.
Paul Michaels, Dancehall Madness Vol. 1: Download it here.
Walshy Fire, Slow Whine Valentine’s Day Old School Lover’s Mix: Stream here (via Podomatic).
1. Sugar Minott, “Good Thing Going”
2. Mario & Buju Banton, “Let Me Love You” (Champion Sound Refix)
3. Serani, “When It’s Cold” (School Bell Riddim)
4. Mr Vegas, “I Am Blessed” (Good Life Riddim)
5. Busy Signal, “One More Night”
6. Beres Hammond, “Tempted To Touch” (Feeling Soul Riddim)
7. Beres Hammond, “She Loves Me Now” (Pressure & Slide Riddim)
8. Marcia Griffiths & Busy Signal, “Automatic”
10. Sizzla, “Show Me”
11. Stargate, “Miss Independent” (Riddim)
12. Vybz Kartel & Spice, “Ramping Shop” (Miss Independent Riddim)
13. Spragga Benz & Lady Saw, “Backshot” (Superstar Riddim)
14. Aidonia, “Hundred Stab” (Sky Daggering Riddim)
15. David Boomah & Tenor Fly, “Sound A Go Dead”