Words by Kali Madden
Nice and easy on this Monday morning, we’ve got some strictly reggae mixes to guide us into this new week with a firm meditation. Stream, download and repeat for optimal upliftment.
Fifty Kaliba Sound x Kmetik Nyne – Rootical Elevation
Transporting us to the heights of reasoning, it’s a rootical elevation with the latest mix from South Florida-based Fifty Kaliba Sound, this time in collaboration with Jamaican reggae-dancehall artist Kmetik Nyne. The tape begins with a rooted vibration and takes us on a musical journey through Kmetik Nyne’s diverse catalog of roots reggae tunes. “Ital Sip” is a non-traditional love song to note, showcasing the power of connection through culture and food. The title track “Rootical Elevation” guides us with messages of reflection, self-growth and uprising. Stream the heartical Rootical Elevation here:
Grassroots International – Akae Beka Midnite Scrolls Official
In alignment with Vaughn Benjamin’s Earthstrong on August 13th, Trinidad-based sound Grassroots International blesses us with an elevation for all seeking enlightenment during these unprecedented times. A celebration of Vaughn’s incredible legacy, Akae Beka Midnite Scrolls Official is a blissful compilation gathering a portion of Vaughn’s exquisite works including Midnite‘s “Esta Es the Truth,” “Banking In The Pig,” “Still Stand” and more. Hold a firm meditation with the esoteric teachings of the late Vaughn Benjamin here:
Lion Twin Music – Anthony B Mixtape
Trinidad is calling with some massive vibrations this week. Next up for your roots reggae arsenal is Lion Twin Music‘s Anthony B Mixtape. The Trinidad-based sound has been diligently connecting global listeners with roots reggae music through their Dread Radio app, as well as their series of mixtapes featuring the best of the best from some of reggae’s biggest names. Opening with binghi classic, “Fire Pon Rome,” the tape blends more royal works from Anthony B including “Bun Down Sodom,”God Above Everything,”Low Di Herb,” and more fire. Stream here:
Blessings, health and strength to all reggae music ambassadors worldwide! Keep it blazing till next time.