Reggae Stars

Mixtape Mondays: Private Ryan, DJ Mess, DJ Bimshire

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Words by Deejay Theory

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Running the soca at Mixtape Mondays in recovery from Caribana and preparation for the massive Barbados Cropover and Foreday Morning fetes coming up this week. Grab D music below, cash in some miles, and who knows maybe you’ll even end up whining with Rihanna this year… And look out for a premiere of Jam Central’s summer soca mix coming up shortly.

Private Ryan, The Cropover Sampler 2014: The Trini mixtape mayor DJ Private Ryan delivers this year’s installment to his soundtrack to Cropover highlighting some of the soca hits that will be running the country of Barbados this week. Brand new raving anthems from Lead Pipe, Lil Rick, Shal Marshall, Shanta Prince, Kes The Band, King Bubba, Imani, Fadda Fox and more to get the people and the plastic cups ready for the road. Stream and download below, tracklist here.

DJ Mess, Socaration 06: Extra large Carnival soca and African crossover mix from the one DJ Mess repping Ghetto Youth Sound and Most High Records all the way from Slovakia. This one gets you feeling a way right out the gate with nonstop energy and an extra large dutty stinking serving of big road tunes and remixes. There’s a full two hour version to grab here, CD-length stream and download below:

DJ Bimshire, Cropover Soca Sampler 2014: Nonstop whining this week in celebration of the beginning of Cropover in Barbados, and we keep it going strong right here. This is another healthy dose of sun and rum courtesy of Washington DC’s DJ Bimshire who shows love and appreciation for his home country and island with this energetic and authentic ting. Stream and download below:


Mixtape Mondays: Fiyah Bigs x Beres Hammond, The Heatwave, Violator Sound

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Words by Deejay Theory

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We’re still vibing off the electric performance by Chronixx and Junior Reid on Saturday at SummerStage in Central Park (look out for the full recap soon) but now it’s right back to business as usual at Mixtape Mondays. Stacks of new and classic roots and dancehall on deck this week, catch a download below.

Fiyah Bigs, Reggae Inna Pocket: We’re always down for a little Monday meds from the one and only Beres Hammond around here, so we’re glad to receive some nice treatment this week from Boston’s Fiyah Bigs at the controls. Nice and easy reggae and lovers music from the cool veteran singer to rock away the work week ahead. Stream and download below:

The Heatwave, Pure One Drop Reggae: Our folks in London at The Heatwave stay steadily churning out the mixtapes and radio shows whether through their regular post on Rinse FM, or big guest spots on BBC 1Xtra such as this. Known for running dancehall soca and carnival madness in their sets, Gabriel and the gang dip into strictly roots, culture and one drop for the latest installment, reeling off the latest and greatest in reggae for the listeners of the world. Stream and download below, tracklist here.

Violator Sound, Dancehall Mix Vol. 4: Rounding out this installment with some straight up dancehall and bashment because honestly what else would you expect… All new riddims and singles straight from yard to earbuds courtesy of Violator Sound in the mix. Over an hour of straight shellings ready to reel off at the touch of a button. Stream and download below, tracklist here.

 



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