Words by Deejay Theory
#MixtapeMondays this week pays tribute to one of reggae’s golden voices while looking at today’s sound via a current roster of dancehall’s ruling class. Catch a vibe below.
Deadly Dragon Sound, Tribute to John Holt: Last week we lost another powerful voice in reggae history, the iconic singer and songwriter John Holt. Adored for generations from his beginnings with The Paragons to his solo classics throughout the 80’s, Holt cemented his place in reggae music and will not soon be forgotten. Many thanks to NYC’s reggae vinyl authorities at Deadly Dragon Sound for piecing together Holt’s career gems from rocksteady and ska onwards along with some dusty specials for this live tribute mix. Catch up on some of our favorites from his extensive catalog right here. Stream the mix below, tracklist and more words from DDS here
Silent Addy, WAYUP!: Moving into the modern day situation we have this sick new tape from our bredren Silent Addy from Eccentrix Sound out in Miami. Addy’s momentum has been on full blast lately, building dancehall and culture all the way UP with his compadres Chi Chi Ching, Team No Sleep and artists like Popcaan and Lil Jon. Way up and stay up with the latest mix from Addy reeling off the best in the latest dancehall heat. Stream below, download here
Soldia Sound, Dancehall University Fall 2k14: Keeping it on the bashy tip we have the latest drop from Switzerland’s Soldia Sound via their always popping Dancehall University mix series. If you’re looking for some tuff new riddims and singles along with some bits for the lovers this would be a quick fix, with a heap of new Kartel, Alkaline, Tommy Lee, Bugle, Kalado, Octane, Mavado, QQ and more. Stream and download below, tracklist here