Dre Skull x Swisha House Favorites

This weekend (along with Thread & Good Peoples) we’re bringing a very special guest to Brooklyn – Michael “5000″ Watts – the legendary DJ and CEO of influential Houston label, Swisha House.

Along with his team, Michael Watts took chopped & screwed to a national level and became an ambassador for Houston hip hop. He created an impressive and creative independent label from the ground up, launching the careers of Paul Wall & Mike Jones along the way.

Dre Skull has been a longtime fan of the label, and if you’ve seen him out and about you’ll often find him rocking that Swisha House beanie. Here he picks out ten of his favorite tracks. You might even hear them being played by the man himself on Saturday…

Buy tickets and view details of the show here.

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Mixpak FM: Inkke

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Mixpak FM 061 is brought to you by Glasgow producer, Inkke. With only one official release under his belt – ‘L.O.K’ for Ninja Tune’s Grime 2.0 compilation – Inkke has already made a name for himself as part of the current instrumental grime ‘renaissance’ in the UK. Whether he’s channeling the ghost of Eski, creating a head-turning war dub, or refixing Nelly, Inkke is constantly pushing the genre’s hyperactive syncopation to new and experimental places. With both an EP for Local Action and a beat tape (as in cassette) for Astral Black due early next year, he’ll be a grime producer to watch for in 2014.

His Mixpak FM is an interesting ride through his influences from the UK and international underground – from archive Roll Deep to new grime contemporaries Logos and Strict Face, afrobeats to RnB refixes, and of course many of his own unreleased productions.

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

Download – Mixpak FM 061: Inkke

Tracklist below »

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Famous Eno – Gypsy Riddim Out Now!

Famous Eno’s ‘Gypsy Riddim’ release, featuring Rubi Dan, Serocee, Trigganom and Vyral is out now on Mixpak! Listen to the 130bpm dancehall stormer below and buy it at the Mixpak store or iTunes.

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Jubilee on FACT TV

Unknown to the Unknown’s DJ Haus came over to New York for FACT TV earlier this year – of course he linked with Jubilee & Star Eyes, who talk about the music scene, 900$ dinners and making tracks together.

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Mixpak Family Round-Up

We’re nearly at the end of 2013 and we have so much to announce for next year, new artists, new projects, more goodness from our core artists, more parties. We’re always happy to see people we work with doing their thing, here is some of the latest movements from the extended Mixpak family.

Murlo x Glacial Sound

Murlo has been on a tear with his grime productions – as you may know from his Mixpak release with Eno, ‘Ariel’. Now he has a release on Glacial Sounds complete with white vinyl!

Mr. Mitch x Wiley

Also a Boxed cohort, Mr. Mitch came strong the other week with this Wiley re-rub.

Schlachthofbronx x M.I.A

Schlachthofbronx landed some production on the new M.I.A album!

Melé x WHP

Melé throws down a mixtape for legendary Manchester club, the Warehouse Project.

Spooky x Shy FX

Mr. Mitch isn’t the only one reaching for the Wiley acapellas, here Spooky lays his vocals alongside God’s Gift & an archive Shy FX beat.

Gold Mixpak Pin available now!

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Jubilee Mix for Dummy Mag

Our main girl Jubilee is gearing up for her next Mixpak release, which is set to drop in late January. You can hear previews of the release, plus her favourite tracks of the moment in her latest mixtape for our friends over at Dummy Mag. They also took the time to ask her some questions about what she’s up to and obviously she gets her Trina references in. Listen below, read in full here.

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