Mixtape Mondays: DJ Rekha, Safari Sound, The Large

December 23, 2013

Words by Deejay Theory —

MM 28

The holiday season is definitely in full swing but as always the mixes cyaan dun. Grab yourself some cremas, ponche-de-creme or coquito and unwrap some new heat from all corners of the globe to keep you and yours warm and easy wherever you may be.

The LargeUp Sessions w/ Guest DJ Rekha: The queen bee of bhangra in NYC DJ Rekha just passed through our post at RadioLily last week and blessed us with an exclusive live set of classic and modern dancehall-meets-bhangra riddims. As one of the main authorities of bhangra bashment in the city, it was a treat to have her on the show running tunes and discussing the JA-India connect with our own Jesse Serwer. The show also included our friend Orijahnal Vibez on the set and later on a sick freestyle from the one Beniton The Menace. Stream and download below:

Safari Sound, Girls, Gunz & Flowerz Vol.2: Bullet bullet bullet! Our guy Shirkhan from Safari Sound just went in on the baddest dancehall riddims of 2013 as part of our year end wrap-ups, and adds fuel to the fire with this tuff new dancehall mix from the lab in Sweden. Wrapping up 2013 with another criss selection of the largest dancehall, dubs and exclusives Safari give it to dem from the jump and spread out the madness over 50+ tracks with part two of their Girls, Gunz & Flowerz series. No funny business around here. Stream and download below, tracklist here.

The Large, Gas Pedal Mix: Nice 2013 closer from our girl The Large repping Shimmy Shimmy and Hipsters Don’t Dance out there in London, not to mention Mixpak Records in her home away from home, NYC. Mixes from her collective camps are always solid and, for this one, she comes with some dancehall favorites spiced with remixes and edits from herself and friends, plus some Burna Boy, afrobeat bits, grimey soca, dem bow, club and more. Gotta love that Kush Arora remix of “Wine Slow” to lead things off, reminds me of this one from the summer months. Stream and download below, tracklist here.