Mixtape Mondays: DJ Kayla G, DJ Buzz B, Jah Mikey One

Words by Kali Madden

Mixtape Mondays Give thanks for these new releases taking us to higher heights! Each work in this week’s Mixtape Mondays brings the sort of upful soundtrack we will need to get through this week’s unprecedented United States election. No matter the outcome, music is always there for us.

DJ Kayla G – Operation Takeoff: The Dancehall & Soca REMIX TAPE (2020 Mixtape)

Brooklyn-based DJ Kayla G, known as “the female force,” gives us 30 minutes of rapid fire with her new mix Operation Takeoff. The compilation, presented in association with Riddimstream and FyahSquad, commemorates the launch of the mixtape artist’s new website DJKaylaG.com. Full of original remixes, the tape blasts with dancehall tunes against hip-hop riddims and shines with moments such as a Popcaan, Alkaline, Buju and Koffee mashup against the Eve “Who’s That Girl?” beat, soca tunes against the Aaliyah “Rock the Boat” riddim — and lots more genre-defying greatness. Released less than one week ago, the mix already has over 12,000 spins on Soundcloud. Stream Operation Takeoff here:

DJ Buzz B x Live Love Soca – This is Soca – Old School Soca Hits
This one is a must-listen for soca lovers worldwide. Full of the old-school hits we love, this one is sure to make you move with classics like Destra Garcia’s “Cool It Down,” Kes’ “Wotless,” Bunji Garlin’s “Snake Oil,” Machel Montano and Xtatik’s “Big Truck” and about 100 more. Mixed by Toronto’s DJ Buzz B and presented in collaboration with soca lifestyle brand Live Love Soca, the mix resembles a world-class bacchanal commemorating some of soca’s greatest moments through the years. Take it back and all the way up with This is Soca here:
Jah Mikey One – No Talking Just New Music Series
This one is the latest in a new mix series, with updates every Friday, from Northern Cali’s Jah Mikey One. No Talking Just New Music is a well-researched weekly showcase of what’s new and hot in reggae and dancehall. This one starts with a Jah Mikey One dubplate intro from Beres Hammond’s new single “Call of Duty,” and continues with more songs concurrent to the times such as Chezidek’s “Unite,” Singer J’s “Guide the Youths,” Protoje featuring Koffee’s “Switch it Up,” Luciano and Iba Mahr’s “The Victory,” and more vibes to free the mind. Check out a new installment each and every week on Soundcloud, and stream the latest version of No Talking Just New Music here:

Sending everyone loving vibes as we get through election week 2020! These mixes are sure to keep things clean-hearted and clear for everyone who loves the culture. Keep the music playing, stay positive, stay blessed!