Mixtape Mondays, 4/20/20 Edition

All People's Medicine

Words by Kali Madden

Happy Holiday to everyone celebrating the Top Tree this Monday. While it’s business as usual for some, for others today marks a collective global appreciation for the ganja plant and its tremendous gifts. This year’s puff sessions will inevitably play out a bit differently – most likely virtually on your Instagram Live feed as CANNAsseurs connect all over the world. Our 4/20/20 mix selections will keep the celebrations going — even after all the smoke clears. So light up the Bluetooth, and get lifted.

TravisChromatic – Yaadtape – Stay Safe! 

A high energy dancehall vibe, TravisChromatic‘s Yaadtape – Stay Safe! is a great one to get up to speed with what’s good in dancehall. An ode to the “Tan a Yu Yaad” sentiment, the current mix is perfect for the living room turn up. Young n’ a dweet, Travis is a member of Kingston’s top-ranking Chromatic Sound. Staying true to the brand’s reputation for always being up to di time, the mix begins with Skillibeng’s “Defy the Odds,” after a signature comedic intro. Featuring more current tunes from Jahvillani, Intence, Teejay, Vybz Kartel and more, listen to Yaadtape here:

Code Red Sound – Inside (The Kitchen) – Roots Reggae

Code Red Sound gives us not only a trip down memory lane, but a cruise into the future with this one. Beginning with big tunes such as Beres Hammond’s “No Disturb Sign,” Singing Melody’s “Shower Me with Your Love,” and Big Mountain’s “Baby, I Love Your Way,” the mix proceeds with steady tunes and dubplates from Mr. Hammond and more. Groove with Code Red’s Inside (The Kitchen) – Roots Reggae mix here:

Jah Mikey One – Marijuana Meditation 420 Roots Mix

Pass the OG Kush. And the reggae. The two go hand in hand, and this mix highlights the beautiful synergy that occurs when they do. Mixed by ganja enthusiast Jah Mikey One, Marijuana Meditation 420 Roots Mix celebrates the sacrament with sounds across the genre. Featuring deep cuts such as Jah -T’s “Lick the Pipe, Peter, Part 4,” Rupie Edward’s “Free the Weed,” and Wayne Smith’s “Under Mi Sleng Teng,” bless your 420 holiday with the festive and fun Marijuana Meditation 420 Roots Mix:

Dub Inna Valley – Voice of The Meadow Vol. 4

While we collectively face some of the most trying times ever, healing sounds of the Incients help us to hold the faith. Dub Inna Valley’s Voice of The Meadow Vol. 4 gives us the grounding balance we need to seal the meditation. The compilation begins with a tribute to the late Bob Andy on “Rasta Reggae Music,” and continues with more mystic sounds from Capleton, Lutan Fyah and Green Lion Crew’s collaboration with the late Akae Beka. Spark some blessed vibes with Voice of The Meadow Vol. 4 here:

Make it a great 420! Health, blessings and safety to all.