Mixtape Mondays: Wildcat Sound x Savage Savo, DJ Panaflex, Solid Rock Sound x Akae Beka

May 24, 2021

Words by Kali Madden

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Today looks like a great Monday, and weโ€™re here to make it even better. This weekโ€™s #MixtapeMondays selections take us to higher heights with new and fresh sounds from the worlds of dancehall and roots reggae, plus some classic dembow, to keep things upful and forward.

Savage Savo x Wildcat Sound – Whining Work (2021 Official Mixtape)

What better way to put in some work than with some movement for the waist? The latest mix from Wildcat Sound is for the ladies, with a quick 26-minute compilation of ‘gal tunes’ by dancehall artist Savage Savo. The tape starts with an exclusive “Jiggle Lickle” dubplate, and unwinds with Savage songs like “Tip Pon Yuh Toe,” “Rich Badness Apply,” and “Culu Culu.” Maximize your movement this Monday and stream Whining Work here:

DJ Panaflex – Dembow Classics

Oregon-based DJ Panaflex gives us a round of appreciation for dembow,ย the Dominican Republicโ€™s homegrown genre, with this mix. Dembow Classics features tracks Panaflex compiled while living in the Dominican Republic from 2011 to 2013, such as โ€œEl Coche Bombaโ€ by El Alfa, โ€œPa Que Te Deโ€ by Secreto El Famoso Biberon, El Sujeto ft Lapiz Conscienteโ€™s โ€œNo Kiyiyiโ€ Pablo Piddyโ€™s โ€œMe Tienen Dema (Golo Golo),โ€ and more rhythmic brilliance. Catch a vibe with Dembow Classics here:

Solid Rock Sound x I Grade Records x Akae Beka – Polarities Promo Mix

Vaughn Benjaminโ€™s prolific words as Akae Beka will continue to illuminate global roots reggae music for years to come. With shared roots from the US Virgin Islands, the connection is strong for I Grade Records and Benjamin. On Friday, I Grade released Polarities, a collection of posthumous works from Benjamin. The album was produced jointly by the Zion I Kings production team, led by Tippy I of I Grade, alongside Benjamin himself. To celebrate the project’s release, I Grade Records tapped Trinidad and Tobagoโ€™s Solid Rock Sound to create this Polarities promo mix:

Tune in and keep the vibes upful with these #MixtapeMondays selections.