Words by DJ Theory
The vibes are set for summer here at LargeUp, and we got you covered with new mixtape heat to welcome the sunny months ahead.
DJ Triple Exe, Pure Winery 16: Madddd ting for summer from Montreal’s DJ Triple Exe. Pure Winery 16 definitely lives up to its title, stacked with new dancehall riddims and singles including a few cuts from the steadily bubbling Flatlands riddim via the Federation headquarters. Ward 21 and Mavado put their stamp on the mix as well to keep things nice and official. Tracklist here download here
Kalibandulu, Brand New Collection 17: Kalibandulu is back yet again, dropping more and more shellings from Italy. You can always count on this crew to keep it 100, from the selection and mixing of current big tunes to the criss artwork and murderous intros. Consistency is hard to come by these days, but Kalibandulu apparently got the memo a long time ago—their Brand New Collection mix series is always a no-brainer for dancehall fans. Tracklist here, download here.
Livity Movements & I-Octane, Focus Mixtape: Arguably one of the most talked about young Jamaican artists in the spotlight today is conscious dancehall and roots singer I-Octane. His reputation has definitely grown worldwide this past year or so, with singles like “Nuh Love Inna Dem,” “My Life, Puff It,” “Nuh Ramp Wid Wi” and, most recently, “Study U Fren” sitting comfortably in the JA charts. The Focus Mixtape is 100 percent Octane, perfect for his fans and a good introduction for those still unfamiliar. Practically every tune is voiced as a special by Octane exclusively for the mix, and blended up smooth (with some solid remixes as well) by Livity Movement’s Dev Kutta. Download here.
Natural Mystic, Soca Fusion 11: Here at LargeUp we don’t want no boring mix…and Orlando’s Natural Mystic Soundstation delivers a scorcher with Soca Fsuion 11. The 49 tracks are blended together better than rice and peas, ready to force you out of your seat and find the nearest beach or rum bar, or perhaps Miss Lily’s. Download here.