Mixtape Mondays: Nick Catchdubs, ZJ Sparks and J Boogs

February 21, 2011

Words by Eddie STATS Houghton


Attention, please! In spite of our best efforts to make Saturday run from Sundays to Sundays, Monday has come and gully-creeped its way in the door while we were sleeping. Pull yourself together, man. It’s not the end of the world as long as you take swift action RIGHT NOW. All you need to do is make sure that when the dialog window pops up you click on the box marked “Uptown Mondays” not to be confused with “Manic Mondays” which is the default preference. Opt in and then hit “select all.”

Nick Catchdubs, Catchy Bashment, Pomp&Clout Mix Series Vol. 10: (via Pomp&Clout) Visual ninjas (and producers of music videos for Robyn and other outernational dancehall queens) have enlisted former FADER editor, Fool’s Gold chief exec and all-around nice dude Nick Catchdubs to fall through for the latest edition of their mix series–which just happens to be a rap vs. dancehall thing called Catchy Bashment. Previous installments have included Bollywood from Paul Devro and the Harlem Soul Collective but this one easily has the most pomps & prides of all of them. Stream/soundcloud it here and collect ’em all here.

ZJ Sparks, Sparkilous Soca 2011 (via Nicole C Prince): This blend of new soca from Zip FM disc jock actually dropped two weeks ago but the vapors just now wafted up from Jamaica. Prepare to wuk up. Download here and get the tracklist here.

Dash Eye/ Tribe of Kings Sound, You Got to Be Strong f. J Boogs (via Tribe of Kings): Polynesian reggae sensation J Boogs hosts this new mix from homies of homies Tribe of Kings Sound–the first tape he’s appeared on since bussing internationally with “Let’s Do it Again.” Download here and get the whole story here.