Words by DJ Arems
Three veteran mixtape purveyors bless us with new sounds this week as we get doses of the latest dancehall, lovers rock and roots and culture. Everything you need to get your week started off proper is right here.
Unity Sound, Dancehall Mood 12: Unity Sound has been releasing big mixtapes for years and Dancehall Mood 12 is no exception — it’s huge. With 2.5 hours of all the latest dancehall riddims and singles, this mix will get you up to speed with all the biggest chunes pumping in the streets and dance halls right now. If you don’t know who said what in the on going Mavado vs Popcaan beef, it’s all here. The mix ends with a special hip hop remix section that is worth listening all the way through for. A must hear compilation. Stream below:
Chinese Assassin DJs, Singers Lovers and Vocals: Another legendary crew that’s been putting out top notch mixes from time is Chinese Assassin. You might be used to hearing their remixes and cleverly cut up mixtapes but Singers Lovers and Vocals is something different. Expect nothing but niceness from artists like Taurus Riley, Mr Vegas and Beres Hammond with brand new lovers rock chunes that will keep you most satisfied on the on sweet sweet reggae tip. Stream below:
DJ Green B, Nice Up Di Scene: One of the hardest working female DJs in the business hits us with another big mix full up of roots and culture niceness on Nice Up Di Scene. All the biggest chunes from 2016 are here with artists like Chronixx, Romain Virgo, Freddie McGregor and Luciano delivering knowledge over expertly produced and relaxing reggae riddims. Green B gives you the perfect mix to wind down your day. Stream and download below: