Words by Deejay Theory —
Mixtape Mondays returns this week with an assortment of goods from the tropics. A global affair as always combining dancehall, reggae and much more from some top sounds. Dig in below.
LargeUp Premiere: Faction Sound Crew, Tormenta Tropical: Special delivery this week from yours truly and my fellow foot soldiers at Faction Sound Crew including DJ Arems (Vancouver) Tanner (NYC) and Iron Lyon (Miami). Promotional ting for the first all-Faction set at the Tormenta Tropical party in SF coming up this Saturday 5/10 at The Elbo Room in San Francisco. With all 4 members at the controls you’re in store for a mixed combination of heat in all things tropical, from raw and uncut dancehall to some deeper vibes, trapped out bashment remixes, soca, and of course the necessary Faction stamp. Loud up the place with this one. Stream below, tracklist here, download here.
Kalibandulu, Brand New Collection Vol. 40: Always gotta salute the folks in Italy at Kalibandulu for keeping their followers up to the time with the latest in dancehall and reggae music via their steadily stacking Brand New Collection series. Consistently rinsing the latest and greatest, volume 40 keeps it in motion with brand new tunes from Mavado, Ward 21, Busy Signal, Alkaline, Beenie, Popcaan and more. A simple and easy selection for your dancehall soundtrack this week. Stream and download below, tracklist here.
Broken Silence Sound, Reggae Love: The big bad Broken Silence Sound from Northern California is back in the rotation with their 2014 roots and culture CD, ting called “Reggae Love“. Another strong roots mix from one of the West Coast’s champion sounds and mixtape hustlers reeling off some of the newest tunes in modern one drop from a stack of familiar stars and some of the lesser known talent that’s penetrating the massive roots revival taking place worldwide. Press play and hold a meds. Stream below, tracklist here.