Mixpak FM 067 comes from UK producer and DJ, Neana. Introducing himself with his Rebound X & Dizzee re-edits around a year ago, Neana has little in the way of official releases yet, but has already established a solid & accomplished sound. Playing with the association between the UK-US club spectrum, Neana manages to harness the rawness of London while channeling the energy and boldness of the East Coast US, from Baltimore Club to Ballroom. With his own label, Gang Fatale, and a growing affiliation with Night Slugs, Neana’s heavily percussive sound looks set to go official this year.
His Mixpak FM is a ride through that club energy, keeping things upfront while referential and always connecting the dots between underground raves.
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Featuring official samples from Trinidadian royalty – Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin & Fay Ann Lyons – Palm Tree Destruction is five tracks of high power soca from the future. This is the spirit of carnival through techno tinted glasses!
To celebrate, Fact Magazine have also premiered the free download of his Machel Montano bootleg – ‘Higher Than High’. We’ve been playing this one in the club for a long time, it’s certified:
Tune in to Fact Magazine’s East Village Radio show tomorrow night from 6-8pm EDT to hear Dre Skull playing tracks and talking about upcoming Mixpak business! Then you can hit our party almost straight after!
**EDIT: You can listen back to the full show on the East Village Radio site**
Our next record is from new artist, Mr One Hundred, whose soca-techno release ‘Palm Tree Destruction’ comes out on April 15th. Dis Magazine premiered the stream of the 5 original tracks, that edge into the 150bpm range and feature official samples from Trinidadian royalty: Bunji Garlin, Machel Montano and Fay Ann Lyons. We will be dropping more Mr One Hundred goodness very soon, and watch out for the release next Tuesday. Stream: Palm Tree Destruction below!
We’re excited to release the remix of Popcaan’s ‘Everything Nice’, featuring Mavado! To celebrate the announcement of his debut album, which will drop on Mixpak on June 10th, we’re giving the remix away for free via our Facebook page. Listen below and read the full tracklist announcement for the album over at Pitchfork.
Back in January, we were psyched to have Lady Leshurr stop by our weekly Mixpak Sound System show, to talk with Jubilee and lay down some freestyles. Now you can listen back to her going in on some Dre Skull beats (Look At Me and Go Go Wine), and be sure to cop her latest mixtape ‘Lil bit of Lesh’.
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