Words by DJ Arems
In this week’s Mixtape Mondays we find entries paying tribute to Tenor Fly and hear from Max Romeo’s seed Xana Romeo. Fresh dancehall vibes round out the selections so jump right in and peep the brand new heat.
Chronic Sound, Tenor Fly Tribute Mix: You may not be familiar with Tenor Fly but it’s safe to say he was a legend amongst the Jungle massive in the UK. He began putting music out in 1988 but garnered worldwide success as a member of Freestylers with releases in the late ’90s. Tenor Fly was still active on the British dancehall and jungle scene until his tragic death on June 17th of this year. Not much has been released about his death but people around the world have been celebrating his music and Spain’s Chronic Sound have put together an amazing tribute mix showcasing Tenor Fly’s best work. Even if you’ve never heard of him, you won’t be sorry you clicked play. Stream and download below:
Yaadcore x Xana Romeo, Mercy Please: Max Romeo has been a giant in roots reggae since the late 1960’s and now we find his daughter, Xana Romeo, keeping the family torch alive with a new single and mixtape put together by Kingston, Jamaica’s Yaadcore. Talent runs in the family and Xana Romeo makes no secret of who her dad is, starting the mix with a Max Romeo dubplate written specifically for her. Her unique voice and songwriting skills stand out on this mix with excellent production and booming sound. Yaardcore brings us what could be the next big thing. Stream and download below:
DJ Qualifi, Extra Credit Mix #41-Voice Note: Seattle/Tacoma’s DJ Qualifi is no slouch when it comes to putting out mixtapes, releasing one every month on average. For #41 of his Extra Credit Mix series we find him running straight brand new dancehall with all the biggest chunes to have just hit the streets from all the greatest artists. Packed with all the latest Kartel heaters, Qualifi also makes room for artists like Dexta Daps, Mavado, Vershon and Popcaan among many others. Keep up to date with this well mixed and skillfully selected mixtape perfect fi buss a summertime wine. Stream below: