Words by Deejay Theory
Yes family, welcome back to another edition of #MixtapeMondays – your weekly source of music and vibes from the Caribbean to the World and right back to your earbuds. Dig into this week’s selections below.
Ras Kwame & Kick Raux, Mobo Music To… Get Unruly!: Fresh concept mix dropped this week from two heavy hitters in the game – UK selector Ras Kwame and the one they call Kick Raux. The guys recently teamed up for a huge crossover tune you may have heard called “Feelin U”, and linked up once again to present this mix of past and present MOBO awards artists commemorating the lineage of Jamaican music, past and present. That means you’ll hear tunes from current stars like Sean Paul, Vybz Kartel, Mavado and of course this year’s reigning champ Popcaan – along with the likes of reggae icons like Burning Spear and Beres Hammons. Straight vibes.
Jamie Rodigan, Fever Mix: If you’re at your desk today in need of some extra wine in the workforce, look no further than our boy Jamie Rodigan’s latest bashment mix. In preparation for a dance called “Fever” the mix gives you exactly that, running through all the latest and greatest dancehall and raving anthems you need to hear when it’s time to mix up a rum & redbull before the club. If you need even more make sure you check the British Invasion Mix with Don Andre as part of the LargeUp Mix Series and tun it all the way up. Listen and download Fever below.
LargeUp Premiere: Zion I Kings, Lifetime Riddim Mix: We’re happy to present to you the latest upfull and conscious roots reggae offering from the extended family at Lustre Kings. Linking once again with DJ Idren and Cornerstone Sounds, this quick mix starts the week on a high note with a first listen of the Lifetime Riddim produced by Zion I Kings and featuring veteran artists Akae Beka (Vaughn Benjamin of Midnite), Pressure, Lutan Fyah, Jahdan Blakkamoore and Danny I, amongst up and coming greats like Randy Valentine and Vanessa Bongo. A diverse cast of pan Caribbean artists hailing from the US Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, Barbados, Jamaica and the USA lend their voices to another one drop sure shot from the Zion I Kings camp.
The “Lifetime Riddim” is available Nov 18th, or cop the pre-release on iTunes here.