5. DJ Arems, The Best of Popcaan
Trailer load a badness this year from Vancouver dancehall ambassador and Faction Sound Crew general DJ Arems. When Arems first told me he was working on a 100% Popcaan mixtape, I knew it would be insane, and to no surprise it delivered all the energy I’d expect and then some. Poppy had another massive year of hits and Arems compiles all the necessaries and b-sides past and present on this 46-track megamix, peppered with dubplates and mixed to perfection. This also marked the release of Popcaan’s 2013 smash “Unruly Rave” that dropped same day. TR88! Stream and download below, tracklist here.