Mixpak February Chart: Bert On Beats

This month’s Mixpak chart comes from Bert On Beats, the Estonian producer that joined the Mixpak team with his remix of Vybz Kartel’s Half on a Baby in the fall last year. He chooses 10 big tunes warming his February.

1. Sinden – Pull Up Wheel Up feat. Natalie Storm
A new upcoming banger from Sinden! Can’t wait to get my hands on this!

2. Schlachthofbronx ft. Warrior Queen – Dickie Riddim
No. 1 globalbass producers and their new EP

3. C4 – Off Track (Woz remix)
Heard this one few days ago and it totally took me. Woz is my fav UK bass producer from Bristol!

4. Star Eyes – The Night (Hostage remix)
Love this one! Hostage is combining 90s rave pianos and everybodys favorite, BASS! This will do some serious damage on dancefloor.

5. DubPhizix/Skeptical ft. Strategy – Marka
Rolling basses from Manchester , its a perfy combo with a bit of hiphop, dubstep, dnb, globalbass etc. It has been playing in my ipod ever since it came out.

6. Stereotyp feat. Ras B – One In The Chamber
Barefoot creator Stereotyp! One of my favorite producers out there. Always inspiring! You should definitely check out this new album “2021″ and his label’s Crunchtime bandcamp page. Full of gold!

7. Daniel Haaksman – Puerto Rico (Neki Stranac remix)
Ive been playing the original and Neki’s remix a lot! Tropicalicious! Check out also the Man Recordings boss Daniel Haaksman album “Rambazamba”.

8. Poirier feat EJ Von Lyrik – Bring It On
That’s my soca right there!

9. Savage Skulls – Lorimer
Upcoming material from Buraka Som Sistema’s label Enchufada and amazing Savage Skulls! Biiig and Hall sounds from Stockholm.

10. Major Lazer ft. Party Squad – Original Don (Bert On Beats don dada Bootleg)
I’ve been playing the original and my refix back to back almost every weekend. Works!

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I-Octane – Til Kingdom Come feat. Chan Dizzy

Last week, I-Octane dropped this video for the hook-driven single featuring back to back lyric play with Chan Dizzy. The riddim, with its grimy synths, angelic humming, and tambourine clatter was produced by Russian. It came a week in advance of the former architecture student’s debut official LP, Crying To The Nation, which was released on Valentine’s Day.

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This Week In Twitter

A roundup of this week’s choice twitter posts from Mixpak artists, remixers and extended family.


MixpakMixpak: Popcaan – Get Gyal Easy remixes w/ @poiriersound and @toddlat will drop on Mixpak on Feb 28th…


TODDLATTODDLAT: Yow check out my show from last night right ere on iplaya; http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bscty New tunes… http://fb.me/19JRkTHdM


schlachthofbronxschlachthofbronx: its carnival season, so here’s our CUT OUT CARNIVAL KIT! #gettinpaper! —–> http://www.mediafire.com/?d2k3mm0jozt http://fb.me/1vZjVOIcG


L-VIS 1990L-VIS 1990: The amazing new Jam City Video for “The Courts” is online now! http://www.pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/13167-the-courts/ 12″ Out Feb 27th @nightslugs @pitchforkmedia


foamofoamo: Gorgon City – The Crypt (ft Navigator & Rubi Dan) >> http://soundcloud.com/black-butter-records/gorgon-city-the-crypt-ft


CarlWarriorOneCarlWarriorOne: Incase you missed it… My Pulse Radio Podcast for your friday listening discernment http://pulseradio.net/podcasts/76/pulse-062-warrior-one


BertOnBeatsBertOnBeats: BOB new junochart with @BigDopeP @SHAZALAKAZ00 @schlachthofbrnx @stareyezzz @AlanHOSTAGE @PoirierSound @Wozlo + more http://www.junodownload.com/charts/dj/608812-Bert_on_beats/551038-Chart/


dreskulldreskull: tuff gong http://twitpic.com/8kruln


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Mixpak Interview Series: Popcaan

Popcaan joined the Mixpak family at the end of 2011, with his first Dre Skull produced single, ‘Get Gyal Easy’ dropping on January 3rd this year (and the remixes dropping on Feb 28th). Once Vybz Kartel’s protege, he is now Jamaica’s fastest rising star, landing in the international arena on the already classic ‘Clarks’. Following that, and a string of hits from the party anthem ‘Raving’ to the biggest cut on the Lost Angel riddim, ‘Only Man She Want’ and of course ‘Clean’, Popcaan is now riding high. We caught up with him quickly on the phone from his studio in Jamaica to ask him about how he got involved in the Gaza camp and how many pairs of Clarks he really owns.

Where did you grow up?

Well I was born in St Thomas and went to high school in St Thomas, and then I started to live in Portmore, and that’s when I started doing music.

Were your family musical?

Well not really, my family was more like church people. We used to go to church at a tender age, and I learnt to play keyboard there. I was really the one who was into music in my family.

So how did you make the move from performing in church to becoming a dancehall deejay?

I deejayed in church, I did some dancehall songs. People always liked to hear a new tune in church or on the street.

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Checan – Hytz

Here’s a radio rip of BBC 1Xtra’s DJ Q playing a brand new release from the UTTU camp, ‘Hytz’ from Checan. Sheffield represent.

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Slow Jam O’Clock

If there’s one thing you can rely on Valentine’s day for, it’s being bombarded with Slow Jams mixtapes. Here are 3 of the best 14th Feb inspired offerings, first the usual loved-up mixtape from Hud Mo:

Next, Deadboy’s mix for Wifey, where Prince sits hand in hand with some romantic bassline:

And finally Brenmar dropped a brand new edit of Before Dark:

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