Words by Deejay Theory —
Happy Memorial Day! I’m writing to you from Siem Reap, Cambodia at the moment but for our friends in the States let’s hope you have the day off work and are setting up for a BBQ function or other non-laborious holiday activities. We’ve got the proper soundtrack on deck with a sampling of new dancehall, reggae and soca. Fire it up below:
Federation Sound, Federation Future Mix Vol. 6: LargeUp family members Federation Sound are back once again fresh off their 15 Year Anniversary party in Miami last week (full recap in a few). Juggling various mixshows every week including the deadly Federation Invasion podcast, the boys recently launched a new exclusive series with the team at The Future FM, which will no doubt establish yet another platform for bussing brand new music and exclusives from Max and Kenny in the booth. Stream the latest below to rinse your dancehall thirst for the week, follow the mix series here.
Balooba Sound, Music Still Alive Vol.2: Can’t celebrate the start of summer without a proper one drop mix in the rotation. Italy’s Balooba Sound get the job done, with a little help from famed JA singer Richie Stephens on hosting duty to endorse the ting. Strictly positive music and island vibes from front to back, highlighting a bag of new roots and culture to soundtrack your holiday or any day. Mixed live by Moko DJ with new music from Chronixx, Kabaka, Protoje, Randy Valentine, Christopher Martin and many more. Stream and download below, tracklist here
DJ Green B, Soca Size it: Bay Area bad gyal DJ Green B is back with a brand new mix CD appropriately aligned with this past weekend’s Carnaval fete on the streets of San Francisco’s Mission District. Green B plays a critical role in organizing the “island vibes” booth at the event every year, which although small in size is massive in vibes serving up a Caribbean-style soundsystem rave for 2 days leading up to Memorial Day. In honor of the occasion enjoy this wining soca mix featuring all the best in jump up summertime soca anthems. Stream and download below, tracklist here.