Words by Kali Madden
It’s “Cyber Monday,” but you won’t have to dig into your pockets for some great Caribbean vibes. This week’s edition of Mixtape Mondays brings you the heat to keep things blazing and the tracks you want to start your week hot!
Kabaka Pyramid x Federation Sound – Immaculate
This year alone Kabaka Pyramid has released over 25 singles, a testament to the artiste’s impeccable ethic. Now, the lyrical prodigy has linked up with Federation Sound for Immaculate, a pristine presentation of Kabaka’s undiluted fire. The Mixtape Mondays massive will need no introduction to Federation Sound, an East Coast-based entity that continues to collaborate with some of Jamaica’s most profound talents. A clean showcase of Kabaka’s lyrical brilliance, the 27-track mix features collaborations with Damian Marley (“Kontraband Pt. 2”) Runkus (“New Step”), Pressure Busspipe (“Mama Earth”) Medisun and Royal Blu (“Grand Stand”), Dre Island (“Tension”) and Jane Macgizmo, on “Jah Alone,” revealing a brewing synergy between some of Jamaica’s most loved music genres and ones its artists are not yet know for. The tape flows in and out of dub-style selections as Kabaka impeccably shines on every riddim. Stream Immaculate here:
Cashflow Rinse – Modern Dancehall Mixtape
Dancehall has a way of igniting a fire, and this one catches. Presented by Cashflow Rinse‘s DJ Rinse, the Modern Dancehall Mixtape brings us up to di time with the hottest dancehall songs making waves in the streets of Yard. DJ Rinse takes us on a joyride with just under an hour of pure dancehall badness. It’s a bruk out with Skillibeng’s “Fire Power,” Chronic Law and Daddy 1’s “Style Shot,” Shaniel Muir’s “Hoax,” Vybz Kartel’s “Try Dat,” and more. Fulljoy absolute 2020 dancehall authenticity with the Modern Dancehall Mixtape here:
Speaking of authenticity, Chris Fusion (DJ Chris) brings us another up to di time compilation with his latest release Crocodile Teeth Dancehall Mixtape. Titled after Skillibeng’s track of the same name, the mix shoots with tons of new school fire for all dancehall fans. The mix features new tunes from Intence including a “Yeng” dubplate remix, and other hits from the artiste such as “Antisocial,” “Through the Gate,” and “Name,” big songs from Aidonia such as “Oh Ye,” Rytikal’s “Cookie Jar” and more of today’s most loved dancehall songs. For dancehall fans home and abroad, this is the kind of high-energy vibe that has kept Caribbean party goers out a road since time. Sink into the Crocodile Teeth Dancehall Mixtape here: