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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New Popcaan Mixtape

Popcaan’s long-awaited follow up to his first big mixtape has finally dropped. ‘Yiy Change’ has no tracklist, but really shows off his versatility, dipping into classic dancehall, from the Answer riddim to the Supertar riddim, alongside last year’s big hip hop hitters – Rack City, Hustle Hard and Black & Yellow. Watch out for our interview with Popcaan coming soon.

Download ‘Yiy Change’ here.

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Wildlife! Juno Chart

Mixpak fam WILDLIFE! has delivered a Juno chart for February, featuring big releases from Schlachthofbronx, Bambounou, Popcaan and more…

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DJ Earl – Troubles Away

DJ Earl can definitely flip a soul sample on a footwork track. His more recent work may be marked by a notable use of synth driven melodies, but he never gave up the dusty crate digs entirely. Here the Chi native chops up some Gil Scott-Heron work over intricate drums with bubbling kicks, shifting roboclaps, and a number of beat switch ups. Balancing that Earthly emotion with otherworldly tek moves. Towards the end you even get a glimpse of star scaling snynth work. He laced us with this unreleased download as an exclusive, but he also recently dropped an EP called the Deejay Earl EP. So cop that. (Artwork by Sofia Ajram.)

DJ Earl – Troubles Away [exclusive!]

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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: Remember you can pre-order the @popcaanmusic tees here:

PoiriersoundPoiriersound: KARNIVAL v.16 le 25 fév. au Club Soda pour la Nuit Blanche avec @OfficialBTSM @IamFaceT @PoirierSound ! GRATUIT! #Flyersoon

schlachthofbronxschlachthofbronx: slowine / dickie riddim ft warrior queen release is today!!! buy it here:

reallilscrappyreallilscrappy: Dj pack – DJ’s DOWNLOAD –

funkystepzfunkystepz: ‘Trouble’ EP On vinyl!!! Now, finally available through Cargo Records & Hyperdub Records

ukmeleukmele: 5000 + plays in a day go geddit if you ain’t already

BertOnBeatsBertOnBeats: BertOnBeats performance at EstonianMusicAwards2012. See the vid right here

dreskulldreskull: u like popcaan? u like beenie man? finishing up this new riddim release!!

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Jack To Juke Documentary

Sonali Aggarwal has made this great hour-long documentary on the different mutations of ghetto house in the past 25 years, from B-More to Detroit Techno. Find out where the word juke came from from the men that coined it…

[via Mad Decent]

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