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Mixtape Mondays: Yaadcore “Reggae Aroma – The We Are Massiv Edition” Premiere

Reggae Aroma MASSIV Edition 2

Words by Deejay Theory

Reggae Aroma MASSIV Edition 2

Special delivery this Monday from one of the leading ambassadors in the conscious reggae movement worldwide, Jamaica’s own Yaadcore. In combination with positively-fueled clothing brand Massiv – who’ve been steadily building in Kingston via pop-up shops with Popcaan and branded concerts with Major Lazer, Skrillex and more – Yaadcore adds another edition to his crucial Reggae Aroma mixtape series, serving up the best new roots music around. Some necessary new and familiar cuts from his extended artist family like Protoje, Chronixx, Mr Williamz and more set the vibes for a nice week ahead.

Look out for lots more Yaadcore on LargeUp shortly, namely his mix preview of the new Midnite album, Ride Tru, set for delivery any minute now. He’ll also be speaking on some of his favorite current tunes in this this week’s Selector’s Choice column. Catch him weekly on the radio on Jamaica’s Hot FM Thursday nights, at his Dubwise party every Wednesday in Kingston, and at a stage show near you with Protoje and Indiggnation.

Stream and download Reggae Aroma, The We Are Massiv Edition below, for more vibes follow @iAmYaadcore @WeAreMassiv and of course @largeupdotcom

Reggae Aroma MASSIV Edition back-

 


Mixtape Mondays: Bugle x Loveline Muzik, The Large, Finest Sound

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Words by Deejay Theory

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Hopefully everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving with their loved ones and was able to take a moment to give thanks. We’re back to work this Monday with new music and vibes from all corners at #MixtapeMondays. Press play below

Bugle, No Obligation Mix: Official mix CD from the big artist Bugle to set things off this week. Mixed and presented by JA’s Loveline Muzik at the wheels, the No Obligation mix shells off a grip of new material from Bugle in both the one drop and dancehall arenas equipped with some badd specials, exclusives and features. Stream and download below

The Large mix for The Astral Plane: Another fun and steadily vibing mix from our girl The Large from the Shimmy Shimmy and Mixpak camps, cooked up for The Astral Plane. Known for flipping mixes that incorporate various cross sections of global music and culture with an emphasis on the Caribbean and the UK, The Large starts things off with some current dancehall business before moving into some soca, African and club flavors. Some of the picks from my Selector’s Choice found in there as well. Stream and download below, more info here

Finest Sound, We A The Vibe: Debut offering on MM from the young squad Finest Sound way over yah so in Estonia. They’ve been putting on for reggae and dancehall as one of only two soundsystems in their country, so bust a blank for this clean mix of the latest dancehall riddims mixed nice with no long shouting. Stream below, tracklist and download here


Mixtape Mondays: Kabaka Pyramid x Dev Kutta, Orijahnal Vibez x Micro Don, DJ Sabz

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Words by Deejay Theory

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Welcome back to another installment of #MixtapeMondays – your weekly source for Caribbean music from deejay’s, artists and soundsystems the world over. This week we dig into some big new roots music along with throwback and up to the time dancehall and party tunes. Press play below

Kabaka Pyramid, The Lyricist Mixtape: Extra large debut mixtape from one of reggae music’s brightest stars of today Kabaka Pyramid mixed by the mighty Dev Kutta from Livity Movements out in BK. Right from the jump and throughout the mix the always upbeat singer delivers his ever-accurate disposition on his music and mission, making it clear this is as good a time as any to let the people know what’s behind the content and rhymes in his songs. Reggae music is very much alive and well, if for any reason you’re having doubts press play on this mix. Stream and download below

Orijahnal Vibez, Wayne Wonder Promo Mix for Micro Don’s Bday: Next Friday December 5th in NYC it’s all about the big man Micro Don’s bday splashment at Santos Party House with the superstar Wayne Wonder live in the place. To celebrate the occasion Orijahnal Vibez goes deep on the classics and specials from Wonder and friends setting the tone for what is sure to be a memorable night with family like Federation Sound, Rice and Peas, DJ Maya and more. Stream and download below

DJ Sabz, Set Straight: Wrapping things up this week with a nonstop raving/party mix from the UK’s Deejay Sabz from Wassmuffin Sound. We toasted his Mek Dem Kotch mix around this time last year and this one yah nice same way featuring all the current and unrated bashment hits you can fill in a red cup to get your week started. Stream and below, tracklist and download here

 


Mixtape Mondays: Walshy Fire, Mr. Lexx x Four Star Foundation, Marcy Chin x Wicked-A

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Words by Deejay Theory

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Reporting live from Playa Del Carmen, Mexico this week #MixtapeMondays returns with a stacked lineup of brand new and exclusive dancehall heat from some of the best in the biz. Ain’t nothin but a bashment party…

Walshy Fire, Uptempo International Music [UIM] Dancehall Mix: Our guy Walshy Fire is back in the rotation (in between Major Lazer appointments at sea and abroad) with his latest dancehall mix in conjunction with bashment heavyweight UIM Records. Sick like flu from top to bottom the mix is built from 100% exclusive world premiere tunes and riddims from industry dons like Mavado, Vybz Kartel, Alkaline, Charly Black, Tommy Lee and more. That Ebola Riddim way too much .. Stream below

Mr. Lexx, 20 in 30 Mixtape: Some bad people business from the general Mr. Lexx longside Austria’s Four Star Foundation crew who also released an official promo tape with Lexx around this time last year. No long talking from dag diggy as he reels off a steady session of brand new unreleased tunes and specials in signature style. Stream and download below

Marcy Chin, The Baddest MC: The Bada Bada Gang is in the building wrapping things up this week with an official mix from one of the baddest female MC’s in the dancehall game and also their latest inductee Marcy Chin. Courtesy of the still disturbed and always on point Ward 21 family and DJ Wicked-A, Marcy joins the ranks of some of dancehall’s elite with this tape of current material to let all the soundbwoys and girls of the world know what’s really good. Madd vibes. Stream and download below