Words by Deejay Theory —
While our own Jesse Serwer jets back to NYC from Rebel Salute in JA (2014 wrap up in a few) and many of us have the day off to honor MLK, it’s business as usual here at Mixtape Mondays. All manners of vibes this week from deranged dubplates to festival forwards to high grade one drop. Dig in below.
Federation Sound & DJ Autograph x Ward 21, Hello Again (Still Disturbed): The guys are really speaking our language with this one… Heavy artillery from start to finish from some of the toughest camps in dancehall. Large Up family Federation Sound and DJ Autograph combine with the truly insane badness that is Ward 21 to build this complete collection running through all the necessary classics and combinations, timeless Ward 21-produced riddims and singles, new joints, and obviously an extra large bag of dubs and exclusives. Federation have been building with Ward 21 from the jump and this mix seals it up foreal. Look out for the brand new album from Ward 21 dropping on Wednesday on Germaica Digital for much more madness. Stream and download below, tracklist here
Walshy Fire, BBC Radio 1xtra Mix: Our dupes Walshy Fire just unleashed a behemoth of a mix for his crew called Major Lazer which recently graced the BBC Radio 1xtra towers to pop off the New Year. Leading things off with a sick dubplate of one of my top tunes right now from Busy Signal over Lorde’s smash single “Royals“, Walshy quickly cranks up the energy and takes you front and center to a Major Lazer live show complete with dancehall, soca, big room EDM, twerk, trap, moombahton, Major Lazer remixes and dubs, how about some azonto specials? A Major Lazer show is an experience, and Walshy puts it all together for you so you can act a fool in the whip, at the office or at home in your house robe with the heat jacked up. Stream and download below, tracklist here
Tribe of Kings x Mighty Mystic, Cali Green Mix: Selector Dash Eye and the good folks steadily running things in San Diego at Tribe of Kings have another strong roots mix for you on deck. Uniting with rising JA-born, Boston-based singer Mighty Mystic on hosting duties and VP Records on the promo strength, T.O.K keep the roots music and kutchie loads coming full blast with Cali Green, a boom draw for all the smokers out there. Steady one drop selections and specials from top to bottom from a handful of artists known and lesser-known, all you need now is a rizzla. Stream below