Words by DJ Arems, Deejay Theory and Jesse Serwer
It’s that time of year where we wheel up, rewind, and take stock of the year’s best in Caribbean music and culture. Over the next week, we’ll be rolling ut best-of lists covering everything from 2016’s toppa top dancehall singles, to the best books and movies.
This being a Monday, what better place to start then with mixtapes? Since 2010, LargeUp has brought you the best in Caribbean mixtapes every week with our weekly Mixtape Mondays round-up. This year, we stepped things up and launched our monthly LargeUp Mix Series (look out for December’s edition, from KickRaux and Ras Kwame, next Monday). It goes without saying that these in-house projects were some of our favorites this year, but there were plenty of other great mixes too, including artist projects from some of the biggest names in reggae, and creative DJ mixes from some of our favorite selectors.
In no particular order, here’s our favorite Caribbean mixtapes of 2016, all in one place.