Words by DJ Arems
This week, head over to Europe for some bere badness from Amsterdam and a 100% dubplate mix from two sounds outta Italy, then fly over to the West Coast for another all-dubplate mix on the ganja tip out of California. Strictly high grade sounds today….
Waxfiend, Jamrock Spring Mix 2016: Waxfiend has been holding down the Amsterdam reggae/dancehall scene for years and the parties Jamrock Sound throw are not to be missed, if you’re ever in the land of weed cafes and canals. This mix finds Waxfiend dropping strictly heat with hit after hit coming at you from all angles, including dancehall, soca and reggae. With brand new chunes from Alkaline, Kartel, Aidonia and Busy Signal plus many more and a host of favorites from last year, this mix will quickly become your soundtrack to the spring. Stream and download below:
Wildcat Sound x General Palma, Bad Wi Bad 100% Dubplate Mixtape: If you’ve ever been to a sound clash you know there’s two things you are going to hear: big chunes on dub and di man dem yelling about how much the other sounds are raasclaat pussy holes. It’s the way it should be but, when it comes to mixtapes, not many are fans of too much talky talk. Thankfully Wildcat Sound and General Palma Sound let the specials speak for themselves on this 100% dubplate mix. The really dope twist to this mix is hearing Wildcat and Palma going back and forth with dubplate sets repping their own crews but mixed together with perfection. There was a clear winner between the two in my mind but we nah do di bias ting so peep this mix and decide for yourself! Stream and download below.
King I-Vier, Ganja Special (Large Up Mix Series Vol 2): With 4/20 having just passed, you may have been too smoked out when we dropped this Ganja Special mix from King I-Vier of the mighty Jah Warrior Shelter outta San Francisco last week. Marijuana is an important element to reggae and Rastafari culture and that’s made very clear in this all-dubplate mix featuring versions of some of the biggest ganja tunes around. All the classics are here plus a few new chunes from the up-and-coming dancehall group RSNY, who host the mix as well. Grab your chalice and spark up the herbs to this sensimilla masterpiece. Stream and download below.