Words by Kali Madden
Today looks like a great Monday, and we’re here to make it even better. This week’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:
Solid Rock Sound x I Grade Records x Akae Beka – Polarities Promo Mix
Vaughn Benjamin’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 Tobago’s Solid Rock Sound to create this Polarities promo mix: