The Nigerian dancehall prince, Patoranking just blessed us with a crisp & breezy version of Konshens‘ hit “Gal Ting” from Dre Skull’s recent Blacklight Riddim EP. Head over to OK Africa for the premiere, or stream below.
We’re excited to announce the second Mixpak release from London-via St. Louis producer Mr One Hundred – Calypso Fugitive. Building on the work of his first record for Mixpak, Palm Tree Destruction, Mr One Hundred continues to play with the boundaries of soca music, exploring frenetic rhythms and spirited, uplifting crescendos.
A product of his storied history in dance music, Calypso Fugitive finds Mr One Hundred exploring the fruitful regions between soca and Detroit techno à la Juan Atkins and Omar S. With soca as a container for his musical ideas and influences, Mr One Hundred is making Caribbean-inspired music that pushes against neatly defined genres, employing an overtly dubbed out palette and halftime rhythmic elements to great effect. Steel pans, whistles and cowbells pepper the slow builds that drop into percussion-drenched breakneck euphoria.
Perfect for a sweaty basement club or a carnival set, Calypso Fugitive plays with everything that soca inspires, in a uniquely Mr One Hundred way.
As an added bonus to further your impending carnival excitement – Mr One Hundred is offering up his power-soca bootleg of Rozalla’s classic “Everybody’s Free” – Energy flash!
cover art by Jelly Gummies
Mixpak FM 087 comes from French-Senegalese producer & DJ, Photo Romance. Heavily inspired by the sounds of Angola and their influence in Europe, his music floats around the palettes of kuduro, kizomba, tarraxo and zouk. His latest EP, Lagoa Roxa, released on his own La Brousse record label, is a sensual, instrumental exploration of the 90bpm tarraxo genre.
His Mixpak FM is a crazy 90 minutes long and bounces through dancehall, dembow, kuduro, tarraxo and features some exclusive forthcoming La Brousse material.
You can subscribe to Mixpak FM via iTunes, subscribe with an RSS reader from the Mixpak FM site or download this mix directly.
We’re throwing a little after party for Murlo’s MoMA PS1 show on August 29th. It’s at Tropical 128 and will feature a very special b2b set from Murlo and Deadboy (aka. DBM), False Witness, a live performance by Mixpak’s own Palmistry, as well as sets by Dre Skull, Jubilee, The Large, and Ezra. Say “Mixpak” at the door and it’s freeeee$.
Catch Murlo this Saturday, August 28th – at MoMA PS1 Warmup – along with Matias Aguayo, Kingdom, D∆WN, DJ Windows 98, and False Witness. Doors open at noon, with music from 3pm to 9pm. Tickets are $18 in advance, and can be purchased here.
We’re thrilled to announce the second official Mixpak EP from London-via-St.Louis producer Mr One Hundred, entitled Calypso Fugitive.
Head on over to FACT to catch the premier, or stream below– the EP is out August 28th, just in time for carnival!