Words by Deejay Theory
Strictly energy this week at #MixtapeMondays to get you nice and fired for the road — even if it’s just the road to the office. Soca, moombahton and an extra large portion of excluisve remixes set the trend from Miami to NYC and back.
Black Chiney, Uh Gosh!!!: The badmen from Miami are back with an insane 2014 soca mix that takes everything to that next level — no surprise when dealing with Black Chiney. With Willy Chin and Supa Dups at the boards, this is an exclusive ting from start to finish, shelling off 98% original remixes, blends, specials and versions — basically applying the same Black Chiney formula you know and love from their dancehall mixtapes to soca, with a barrage of samples and vibes, megamix style. Nothing normal about it: this might be one of the toppa top soca mixes of the year, if not all-time. Stream and download below, tracklist here.
Walshy Fire, Socal 5: While on the topic of Black Chiney you can’t leave out crew member and longtime LargeUp affiliate Walshy Fire, who’s been as active as ever lately. Whether it’s hammering festivals around with globe with Major Lazer, documenting new movements in Jamaica with Noisey, or juggling a handsome new set of twins, the guy’s got his hands full. Never stops him from coming thru with new mixes, this round rewinding some big soca tunes from Notting Hill Carnival while gearing up for Miami Carnival next month. Stream below:
Andre Airplane, Moomraker: Here’s something of a sleeper shot from the Jamaican-born, NYC-based DJ/producer Andre Airplane. This mix randomly found its way in my inbox via that random guy Diplo, and the mix goneeee inna dancehall-meets-moombahton style, mixing exclusive, original remixes produced by Andre himself. I can think of a few selectors that would be hungry to obtain some of these unreleased joints… And there’s ome clever skits, flips and samples in there if you dig deep. Stream below, download here, tracklist here.