Words by Deejay Theory
Miami Carnival is over but, if you’re lucky enough to have the day off today, put these mixes through your speakers to nice up the place with some soca, dancehall and exclusive remixes, and keep the holiday vibes going.
LargeUp Mix Series: Jon Doe, Bashment Soca: There’s a major movement happening in Caribbean music right now, one that we’re very excited about over here. Spawning from the island of Barbadaos and centered around the contagious culture of Cropover, Bashment Soca is up next, combining dancehall lyricism and soca energy into one massive rave. For the full story behind this new wave, peep our latest feature right here – and to hear it firsthand, dig into this very sturdy mix of all the best from veteran Bajan selector Jon Doe aka Jon Deesy. It might just be our best mix in the series yet.
LargeUp Premiere: Gumbuzz, Gumbuzz Mix #44:
Now, for a world premiere from Germany’s Gumbuzz who’s been deep in the lab cooking up a storm of riddims and remixes in the dembow, pop and dancehall-meet electronic lane. Not your over-the-top EDM stuff, these tunes definitely keep it in the bashy direction thru and thru. The mix is filled with Gumbuzz-produced tunes, dubplate edits and remixes plus some extra joints from friends and fellows in the arena. Listen below, download here.
Private Ryan, Bienvenido A Miami 2016: Why not round out with some more soca from the ambassador himself Private Ryan always repping T&T to the fullest. With Miami Broward Carnival setting sail yesterday after successfully dodging Hurricane Matthew, all the sounds you’ll need to recap the fete are right here on this fully charged mix. Brand new music from Fadda Fox, Peter Ram, Hollywood HP, King Bubba, Machel Montano, Linky First, Shal, Nutron, Ricardo Dru, Tian Winter, Skinny Fabulous, Bunji Garlin, Calypso Rose and many more. Stream below.