Mixtape Mondays: DJ Gravy, Safari Sound, Faction Sound

January 2, 2017

Words by DJ Arems


Happy New Year and many blessings to all our readers and your loved ones for 2017! We kick off the year with a fresh set of mixes created strictly by our LargeUp affiliates and contributors from all over the globe. Nothing but quality to start things on the right note.

DJ Gravy, Dancehall Saturday Night on Sirius XM: As the only dancehall mixshow on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Dancehall Saturday Night is an important show for anyone into Caribbean music and culture. The show airs for one hour on Sirius XM’s Reggae Channel, The Joint, and boss man DJ Gravy was asked to bless up the vibes this past December 10th. You’ll find plenty of fire power here with some of the biggest dancehall hits of the year mixed in with new dancing chunes, reggae and afrobeats. If you’re looking to buss a wine, Gravy has you covered. Stream below:

Safari Sound, Word Sound & Power Vol. 4: The various members of Sweden’s Safari Sound are valued contributors here at LargeUp and have contributed another mixtape to the universe that should not be overlooked. Laced with high power dubplates and strictly quality chunes, this reggae mix will have you listening intently from beginning to end. Mixed live in one take and containing the 2016’s biggest 45s and reggae riddims, you’ll find yourself putting this one on repeat. Stream below:

Faction Sound, Sirius XM’s Dancehall Saturday Night: All four members of North America’s Faction Sound linked up for another edition of Dancehall Saturday Night on December 17th, and the results were pure fiyah. The crew focused on brand-new dancehall released with in the last few months and laced the mix with exclusive remixes you won’t find anywhere else. Lookout out for the Deejay Theory x Arems collabo remix for Popcaan’s new single “Fresh Jordan” and nuff niceness from DJs Tanner and Iron Lyon in the mix. Stream and download below: