Words by DJ Arems
It’s very early in the year but some huge mixtapes have already dropped and we here at Mixtape Mondays have been scouring the world wide web to make sure you know about them. This week, we hear from some of dancehall reggae’s heavyweights always bringing that sure shot fiyah.
Heavy Hammer Sound, Reggae Calling: One of Europe’s top clashing crews and arguably Italy’s most well known sound has dropped another gem with Reggae Calling. Originally only available on CD, Heavy Hammer decided to finally release this mix online for the whole world to enjoy dripping with big dubplates from the likes of Jah Cure, Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid, Romain Virgo, Jesse Royal, Busy Signal and many more. A great blend of current reggae vibes out of Jamaica with a skillful touch that we’ve come to expect from Heavy Hammer over the years. Stream and download below, tracklist here.
Deejay Theory, Guest Mix for Seani B on BBC 1Xtra: The Faction Sound Crew’s (and resident Mixtape Monday contributor) Deejay Theory has once again graced the airwaves of Britain’s BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra platforms. Joining host Seani B, Teery brings a dope mix of exclusive remixes – opening with a custom edit of this tune – and big big chunes ranging from brand new bashment to classic dancehall foundation that will have your lighters in the air anywhere it plays. Theory is one of those DJs that’s constantly in the lab creating original version and sick refixes, a few of which are unleashed in this quick but potent mix. Pure fire every time from the one and only Deejay Theory as always. Stream below, tracklist here.
Vertex Sound, Tenement Yard: The veteran crew of Vertex Sound out of Jamaica and Toronto have put together a brand new culture mix for 2016 packed with mainly new chunes from artists like Dre Island, Jah Cure, Romain Virgo, Damian Marley, Chronixx, and Capleton among others. Masterfully mixed and littered with top notch sound effects, Tenement Yard will have you sitting under a coconut tree enjoying the Caribbean breeze as you pull on your boots and zip up that bubble goose. Put one in the air and turn up the volume…this mix will take you there. Stream and download below.