Words by Deejay Theory —
Hopefully you all had a chance to show your mama some love yesterday. Now that it’s a new week, Mixtape Mondays is right back at it with new music, classics and dubplates in the reggae and dancehall arena. Pass through below:
Federation Sound Present: Xyclone, Almost There Mixtape: Amidst the recent weekly re-ups of boundless classic mixtapes to celebrate their 15 Year Anniversary, our good pals at Federation Sound keep everything in forward motion as always with a brand new one this week. Showcasing the still under-the-radar talents of the Spragga Benz/ Red Square co-signed deejay Xyclone, you get a good idea of another young talent ready to buss, with a little help from the big bad Federation camp. Stream and download below, tracklist here.
Solomonic x Itation Sound, Solomonic meets Itation inna Dubplate Conference Vol. 1: Some big collaborative efforts from two ruling champion sounds from the Northeast, Solomonic and Itation. Not a warring occasion, this one is all about the unification bout, shelling 100% dubplates back to back mixed in studio. Reminds me a bit of the wicked dubplate mix Solomonic recorded with Federation years back that still gets heavy rotation round here. Over 50 unique specials featured, from foundation to today and positively nice from front to back. Stream below, tracklist and download here.
King I-Vier, Hi Grade Ganja Anthems Mixtape: Another boom draw from one of the West Coast’s leading hustlers for reggae music and promotion, King I-Vier from the Bay Area’s Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi and Royal Order Music. A champion selector and veteran herbalist I-Vier teamed up with VP to reel off this sick ganja mixtape laced with timeless dubs and modern high-grade anthems. Suggested pairing: girl scout cookies (both the strain and actual cookies). Stream and download below, tracklist here.