Toppa Top 10: The Baddest Caribbean Mixtapes of 2014

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9. Ape Drums, The Bashment Mix


Houston’s Ape Drums has had one hell of a year. Rapidly rising from secret-weapon status, this dude’s original production has been gracing the playlists of some of the game’s top hitters, spearheaded by a push from industry veteran DJ Craze (who also dropped another insane electro-dancehall mix this year) and Slow Roast Records. With dancehall and dembow playing an undeniable influence on his sound, Ape cooks up dangerous blends for an often-unsuspecting dancefloor of eager young ravers. This tape helped introduce a lot of them to his particular breed of bashment (which remember we hipped you to from the jump)—and there’s even one from this guy in there as well. Stream and download below: