“Honorebel” Mention: Federation Sound, Gwaan Bad
When it comes to dancehall mixtapes, no one’s been more consistent than Federation Sound in terms of quality. 2014 being their 15th anniversary, you had to figure Max and Kenny would come strong this year, and that they did, releasing their impressive archives free to the masses via regular Soundcloud uploads. Inspired by the back-to-the-90s, bruk-out-era vibes of DJ Frass’ Gwaan Bad riddim, Max Glazer and Kenny Meez also dropped this new one, stocking di ting with dubplates and an arsenal of timeless dubs from the bruk out-era from Mr Easy, Wayne Wonder, TOK, Cham, Vybz Kartel and more. The rest of the tape features racks of new tunes, specials and remixes.