Words by Deejay Theory —
Spring has officially sprung and we’re ready to greet the warmer, longer days with a healthy selection of tropical mixtape heat. Digging into some deeper, darker and ultramodern territory this week, we travel the globe once again to round up that new song, artist, deejay or genre to spice up your week. Go in below.
LargeUp Premiere: Murlo, All Murlo Mixtape: One of the baddest producers in the tropical bass arena laced us with a new gift for everyone, and we’re pleased to blast it off to the world right here on Mixtape Mondays. The man called Murlo has been on a consistent tear with the remixes, originals and bootlegs the last couple years, and wrapped up this tidy mixtape of original works just to sweeten your season. A favorite amongst fellow DJ’s and beatmakers, Murlo has put his vibes (and illustrations) on countless artists, with this mixtape embodying 100% Murlo instrumentals straight from South London. If you’re unfamiliar with the man, this is a nice primer; if you’re already a fan, then it’s your very lucky day. Stream and download below, tracklist here.
DJ Sabo, Massive Edits Mix: NYC/LA homie DJ Sabo just unleashed another large treat for everyone, a mix of custom built moombahton edits, from the vaults of one of the genres leading forces since it’s inception a few years back (that would be Sabo himself). Carrying the moombahton torch worldwide—most often with his Nadastrom compadres—this is deep and vibey underground music at its finest, coming direct from the source. Sabo, being the gentleman that he is also zipped up a generous pack of 19 DJ edits from the mix for all the selectors and listeners to take home. Grab those right here, stream and download the mix below, tracklist here.
DJ Satelite, Luanda De Volta No Tempo Vol. 1: With genres emerging at Usain-rates, the newest movements in the constantly bubbling global bass phenomenon have been taking shape in the form of Zouk Bass. The term—newly stamped by Portugese Kuduro powerhouses Buraka Som Sistema—melds tropical Tarraxinha vibes into a slow motion ride directly aimed for the hips at a cool 94bpm. A very small group of producers and DJ’s have been shedding light on the genre, with it slowly gaining traction and presence online (it’s important we rewind this mix from Nguzunguzu that made it’s way on our top mixes of 2011…) Pass through Man Recordings or Generation Bass to get a more thorough breakdown of Zouk Bass. I recommend grabbing these edits from DJ Marfox as well and streaming this heater from Angola’s DJ Satelite below. Tracklist here.