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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


Mixtape Mondays: DJ Vadim, Duss Ova aka 220 Sound, BlackHart

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Words by Deejay Theory

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Another week of #MixtapeMondays is at hand to help warm up your week ahead with some Caribbean heat. Dusty tributes and throwbacks combine with the big new riddims of today along with some custom remixes to close it out.

DJ Vadim, King Jammy’s Originaaal 80’s Reggae Mash Up: Special edition from the multi-talented bredda and veteran DJ/producer DJ Vadim. Vad’s crates run extra deep in countless directions but his deep love of reggae and classic dancehall shines through on this live DJ mix dedication to the one King Jammy and his endless discog of hits and b-sides. Known for breaking young artists and credited on some of of dancehall’s most iconic tunes, the legacy lives on and strong right here. Stream below

Duss Ova aka 220 Sound, Mi Bloodclat Mixtape: Moving into the current with the latest dancehall and bashment mix from Duss Ova aka 220 Sound out in France and Quebec. Taking care of all this weeks badness with this one via 75 tracks of straight and uncensored dancehall juggling from start to finish with no funny business. Stream and download below, tracklist here

Blackhart, The Realms of Bruck Up pt. 3: Brooklyn remix machine BlackHart just came thru with the third tape in his Realms of Bruck Up series, combining 90’s and aughtie’s dancehall with custom and exclusive remixes and blends. The classics combine with some unexpected twists and turns for a unique ride down dancehall’s memory lane. Stream and download below


Mixtape Mondays: T.O.K x Coppershot, Robzilla x Jah Banks, Smutlee

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Words by Deejay Theory

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As we move into November plenty has been happening around here. We had the Jamrock Reggae Cruise, H.I.M’s Coronation Anniversary, the passing of John Holt, Halloween and of course plenty of music. #MixtapeMondays returns with new tunes from one of JA’s favorite groups and mixed carnival vibes from NYC and London.

T.O.K, Taking Over Mixtape: It’s not everyday you get a new full-length mixtape from T.O.K (unless maybe you’re digging thru some classic Federation x DJ Autograph mixes). The guys come back in ’14 with Taking Over to give you a taste of what’s on deck from the group in various directions as you would expect, delivered by DJ Donny from the mighty Coppershot Sound. If you rate T.O.K grab this rite away. Stream below

Robzilla, Calling All Worlds Mixtape: Biggup our folks in NYC Robzilla from the Dutty Artz crew and the bredren Jah Banks for the ting call Calling All Worlds mix session. Coinciding with the Calling All Girls Remixes that just dropped — including one from this guy who also opens up the mix with his Sizzla remix — Robzilla and Banks keep a nice live energy throughout this tape with the feeling of a live show or carnival setting. Madd thing. Stream and download below, tracklist here

Smutlee, Lights On Mix For Monki: Staying in the carnival lane we have some sick and custom selections from our mate Smutlee in Brixton. Smut’s been known for flipping the script with a bagga remixes at every turn whether it’s dancehall, soca, rap, funky, grime, jungle, and puts it all on tape for this quick mix for Monki and BBC Radio One. This one dates back to Notting Hill weekend a bit back but deserves a re-rave. Stream and download below, tracklist here

 


Mixtape Mondays: John Holt x Deadly Dragon, Silent Addy, Soldia Sound

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Words by Deejay Theory

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#MixtapeMondays this week pays tribute to one of reggae’s golden voices while looking at today’s sound via a current roster of dancehall’s ruling class. Catch a vibe below.

Deadly Dragon Sound, Tribute to John Holt: Last week we lost another powerful voice in reggae history, the iconic singer and songwriter John Holt. Adored for generations from his beginnings with The Paragons to his solo classics throughout the 80’s, Holt cemented his place in reggae music and will not soon be forgotten. Many thanks to NYC’s reggae vinyl authorities at Deadly Dragon Sound for piecing together Holt’s career gems from rocksteady and ska onwards along with some dusty specials for this live tribute mix. Catch up on some of our favorites from his extensive catalog right here. Stream the mix below, tracklist and more words from DDS here

Silent Addy, WAYUP!: Moving into the modern day situation we have this sick new tape from our bredren Silent Addy from Eccentrix Sound out in Miami. Addy’s momentum has been on full blast lately, building dancehall and culture all the way UP with his compadres Chi Chi Ching, Team No Sleep and artists like Popcaan and Lil Jon. Way up and stay up with the latest mix from Addy reeling off the best in the latest dancehall heat. Stream below, download here

Soldia Sound, Dancehall University Fall 2k14: Keeping it on the bashy tip we have the latest drop from Switzerland’s Soldia Sound via their always popping Dancehall University mix series. If you’re looking for some tuff new riddims and singles along with some bits for the lovers this would be a quick fix, with a heap of new Kartel, Alkaline, Tommy Lee, Bugle, Kalado, Octane, Mavado, QQ and more. Stream and download below, tracklist here


Mixtape Mondays: QQ x Wildcat Sound, Blondtron x Prince Zimboo x A Tribe Called Red, Melody Jay

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Words by Deejay Theory

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Monday is here and while some of our crew is headed off to JA on the „Welcome to Jamrock“ cruise (jerks) it’s music and mixes as usual here at #MixtapeMondays. Big new vibes and a few curveballs from JA, Canada, Hawaii and beyond ..

QQ, One Drop Mixtape: The artiste like QQ just dropped his first official mixtape on the world to reel off some current material in conjunction with Sicily’s Wildcat Sound. Not a literal mix of one drop reggae music, but titled after QQ’s biggest tune to date which is still rattling dances worldwide. We also caught up with QQ at The LargeUp Sessions on Radio Lily this August for a pass through and also put him on the spot to cut an exclusive freestyle. Stream the mix below, tracklist and download here

Blondtron x Prince Zimboo x A Tribe Called Red, Bouncin‘ Bush Stew Vol. 4: Another wild — uninhibited if you will— project from Vancouver’s Blondtron in combo with the always lol-inducing Prince Zimboo and Native Canadian supergroup A Tribe Called Red. This mix is kinda like ripping around the jungle in a converted 4×4 with a lion in the backseat, Blondtron raving on the hood and Zimboo howling on the roof. Read more on Mad Decent, stream and download the mix below, tracklist here

Melody Jay, Island Beats: Capping things off with some true island vibes from one of the 808’s hottest selectors and radio personalities Melody Jay. The mix highlights primarily Hawaiian and Polynesian artists, as well a few Caribbean one drop favorites that can be heard permeating the islands and airwaves thanks to folks like Melody. Nice and easy spirit from start to finish, if you’re having a rough day switch this one on and jus cool. Stream and download below, tracklist here