Words by Deejay Theory
In full celebration of Notting Hill Carnival it’s a British takeover this week at #MixtapeMondays with top sounds and selectors taking over the soundwaves. It might be a good day to bring your whistle and flag to work and wine up on a coworker, just saying.
Jamie Rodigan x Don Andre, British Invasion: Last week we dropped the latest and greatest in our mixtape series – a thing called “British Invasion” with Jamie Rodigan at the controls alongside one of the U.K.’s baddest artists right now Don Andre. Kicking it off with a wicked tribute to Usain Bolt “Jog” – which we can essentially dub as Tom Cruise Pt.2 – Don and Jamie click together like rice and peas, or maybe in this case a nice pie & mash. Just press play and get swept up into all the sounds of U.K. bashment real proper truss me. Listen and download below, tracklist and interview here.
The Heatwave, Carnival Bashment 2016: Every year Gabriel and The Heatwave family take time (a lot of time) to collect and share this megamix of all the biggest tunes of the year as part of their Carnival Bashment series. Coinciding of course with Notting Hill as well as their own massive Hot Wuk truck party, The Heatwave put it all together right here with 70 mins of nonstop dancehall raving. Listen below, download until 8/31 here.
Hipsters Don’t Dance w/ Jus Now & Swing Ting: The crew at Hipsters Don’t Dance (comprised of selectors Kazabon and Hootie Who) know a thing or two about world carnival sounds, with roots in Trinidad and Nigeria along with years of tireless studies in the field. For the latest in their show for Radar Radio HDD tapped carnival veterans Jus Now along with fellow London family Swing Ting for a madd mix of vibes. Start a fete in your living room with this one no problem. Listen below, or grab the download here.
The Large, Fever Mixtape: Last but certainly not least in comes our girl and Mixpak representative The Large with another heater to wrap things up. This one busts the thermometer wide open with all the dancehall-meets-UK sounds she does so well, fusing all the colors of a rave in the street – or possibly a dusty basement in Brooklyn – into one cohesive package. Plenty of Kartel in there of course along with some exclusives and edits from friends. Listen below, tracklist and download here.