After being playlisted on BBC 1Xtra on the day of its release in January, ‘Get Gyal Easy’ now keeps in the Mixpak tradition of the remix EP, getting the rework treatment from UK dancehall ambassador, Toddla T, alongside collaborator Cass Lowe, and Montreal’s forward-thinking soca producer, Poirier.
Toddla T & Cass Lowe take the ‘Raving King’ moniker to its limits, keeping the deep bass intact while chopping the vocals and even layering in some steel drums to produce an anthemic UK funky track whose synth-filled chorus will take you into festival euphoria. Across the pond, Poirier’s offering keeps the island vibe strong, pushing the bpm to 160 and transforming the original into a hyperactive soca track fit for any carnival, complete with synthlines reminiscent of 90s UKG.
The tracks will be out on February 28th via all the usual outlets, watch here for the update.
In the spring of 2010, the Jamaican government ordered a military raid on Tivoli Gardens to extradite the gangster Dudus at the request of the US (a move that forced the prime minister to step down); Kingston broke out in riots; and the city faced droughts. Amidst all this, Anthony B recorded the lyrics for “Dem Can’t Stop We” for the New York based Subatomic Sound System. He fought back against government corruption and enlisted listeners in his cause decrying injustice. Yesterday the remix album dropped, with a dozen tracks spanning styles from all over the globe. Subatomic released the below remix for free download, and it’s arguably the tuffest effort on there. Taking the beat into cumbia territory, Bogata’s Bleepolar rocks a lazy swagger driven by a dynamic, acoustic drum arrangement buttressed by the deepest subs and Anthony’s solid lyrics. You can stream the whole album on Soundcloud and cop it exclusively at Beatport until March 7th. (Art by Michael Shapcott.)
Foamo & Rack N Ruin have linked up to form ‘Gorgon City’, and they’re dropping a new EP on Black Butter next week. This one is rightly just labelled ‘bass’, a big club track with Mixpak fam Rubi Dan and Navigator on the vocals. Murder!
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!