Mixtape Mondays: Cyanide Sound, Lava Sound x Vybz Kartel, Yared Sound

Words by Kali Madden

Mixtape Mondays: Cyanide Sound, Lava Sound, Yared Sound

Looking for a natural mood enhancer? You’re in luck. This week’s mixes are sure to lift the mood of any dancehall and reggae listener. That’s our hope in these trying times, as we rely on music to get us through.

Cyanide Sound – Wanted Reloaded Vol. 2

Cyanide Sound delivers some of the latest and greatest in dancehall with Wanted Reloaded Vol. 2, an up-to-di-time blend of high-energy tunes. Hailing from New Jersey, the sound is comprised of Sticka And TallMan, who pool their talents together on this joint effort. The mix features songs such as Teejay’s “From Rags to Riches,” Shenseea’s “Trick a Treat,” the full Aircraft Riddim and more current vibes. Check out Wanted Reloaded Vol. 2:

Lava Sound – Every Gyal Love Kartel: From Old to New Vol. 1 and Vol.2 

We’re checking for the East Coast this week and Lava Sound, from the Bronx, NY, brings us our next highlight. Lava, the New York based DJ, MC and actor, is a favorite selector of Vybz Kartel and a card-carrying member of Gaza Nation known for quality entertainment. In recent times, his Instagram Live broadcasts have been upwards of 12k views each session. The owner of an extensive collection of Kartel dubplates, Lava recently debuted two mixes dedicated to the World Boss: Every Gyal Love Kartel: From Old to New Vol. 1 and Vol.2, both composed of 100% gyal tunes. This is for those fans of authentic dancehall. Listen to both volumes here:

Yared Sound – 2020 Yared Fire Rockers 2

Yared Sound closes things out with 2020 Yared Fire Rockers 2, a roots-reggae vibe and a big dose of positivity. With upful tunes such as Anthony B’s “Forward Home,” Alicia Keys’ new one “Underdog” featuring Chronixx and Protoje, and “Way Out” by Jesse Royal, the mix provides two hours of harmonious frequencies. Stay up and feel blessed with 2020 Yared Fire Rockers 2 here: