Complex Interview Popcaan

Boomshots’ Rob Kenner interviewed Mixpak artist Popcaan for Complex Magazine, delving into his relationship with Kartel, the Gaza/Gully war, Clarks, raving and more.

Head here to read the full interview and watch out for more Popcaan/Mixpak coming soon.

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Mixpak FM: DJ Assault

Mixpak FM - DJ Assault

Mixpak FM 028 comes from the one and only DJ Assault, Detroit dirty rap linchpin and the father of Booty Bass. Most people will be familiar with Assault through his mid-90s booty hit, ‘Ass N Titties’, pioneering the sound of melding electro beats with raunchy lyrics. His first self-run label, Electrofunk, was so popular that it had to be split into a further two labels, after selling more records than any other techno artist in the motor city at the time. After releasing countless club hits (and performing as his rap alter-ego Craig Diamonds on the side), Assault established his latest label Jefferson Ave.

DJ Assault’s Mixpak FM mix is a ride through 28 of his own productions, all mixed together in the token ghettotech fast-paced style. Watch out for his signature out-there sampling, from Rick James to raccoons. This one comes with a parental guidance warning!

You can subscribe to Mixpak FM via iTunes, subscribe with an RSS reader from the Mixpak FM site or download this mix directly.

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Mixpak FM 028: DJ Assault

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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: The Soca Road EP from Poirier is out now on Mixpak: @poiriersound @mr_imposs @ejvonlyrik

TODDLA TTODDLA T: Here’s an interview i recently did with Electronic Beats about my plans for 2012:…

schlachthofbrnxschlachthofbrnx: SCHLACHTHOFBRONX – DIRTY DANCING

Surkin85Surkin85: US and Canada tour 2012 (corrected)

BurakaBuraka: We’re looking for video editors to put together small videos with footage we make during tours, etc. If you think…

ukmeleukmele: oexcited for @anniemacdj presents next monf

PopcaanMusic width=PopcaanMusic: Click, read this now and retweet @ComplexMusic Who Is Popcaan?

nightslugsnightslugs: @egyptrixx gives away his remix of Massive Attack!

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DJ Rashad & DJ Manny feat. Brenmar

Earlier this week we posted about Juke dons Rashad and DJ Manny hooking up with New York’s Brenmar, and this is one of the final products, ‘Stick-Up’. Watch for the download coming soon.

DJ Rashad & DJ Manny feat. Brenmar – Stick-Up

[Photo by Dave Quam]

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Dubbel Dutch Interview on Beatroute

Dubbel Dutch talks to Canadian online magazine Beatroute about ‘girls, drugs and dancehall’:

My style of music is hard to put into a box. It doesn’t have a specific genre, and that’s kinda my thing; from bass to Jersey club to world beat, I’ve tried to make a name for myself and not be pinpointed

Head to the site to read in full.

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Poirier – Soca Road EP Out Today!

We are proud to release Soca Road, Poirier’s first EP for Mixpak, just in time for carnival. The EP finds its unity in Soca’s high tempos and its diversity in its numerous influences and styles. Thatʼs par for the course for both Mixpak and the veteran producer, who has a slew of genre-defying releases and worldwide collaborations already under his belt.

The opening track, “Who Got Di Riddim” (give it a listen and we think youʼll know the answer) is a playful and melodic piece of soca that breaks down just to explode again, while “Work That” is an inventive rhythmic workout propelled by complex island drums that border on techno brutality. Collaborating with Cape Town’s EJ von Lyrik, “Bring It On” mixes the anthemic with the frenetic, while the closing track “Sak Te Gen Tan Gen La” features Haitian vocalist Imposs and a peak time carnival vibe.

If you can’t get to the carnival festivities and find yourself in a wintery hellscape come January 17th, let “Soca Road” be your savior. Drop it in the club or in your apartment and let carnival come to you.

Buy now on iTunes / Juno / TTL Digital / Beatport

Poirier – Soca Road EP Preview by Mixpak

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