Mixpak Spotify Dancehall Playlist

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In response to demand, we have created a special Spotify playlist! Updated monthly, it includes our favorite dancehall, afropop & club tracks of the moment.

Go here to follow, or take a look below at the current selection:

Konshens – Don’t Worry (Produced by Dre Skull)

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Following on from Konshens’ cut on Dre Skull’s Blacklight Riddim last year, they’ve teamed up again for a new single, “Don’t Worry”. Konshens delivers a sensual vocal that floats above Dre Skull’s slow wine inducing riddim as he pledges allegiance to his flame. An exploration of the space between sex and love, this one reminds us Konshens is for the lovers.

Listen below, stream on Apple Music, Spotify, or buy at iTunes or the Mixpak Store.

Mixpak FM: Photo Romance

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Mixpak FM 087 comes from French-Senegalese producer & DJ, Photo Romance. Heavily inspired by the sounds of Angola and their influence in Europe, his music floats around the palettes of kuduro, kizomba, tarraxo and zouk. His latest EP, Lagoa Roxa, released on his own La Brousse record label, is a sensual, instrumental exploration of the 90bpm tarraxo genre.

His Mixpak FM is a crazy 90 minutes long and bounces through dancehall, dembow, kuduro, tarraxo and features some exclusive forthcoming La Brousse material.

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 087: Photo Romance

Tracklist below »

Dre Skull Explores Kingston with Popcaan

Last time he was in Kingston, Dre Skull linked up with The FADER to talk a little bit about his path to becoming a dancehall producer, and his respect for Jamaican music culture. In the clip he spends some time at the soundsystems and at the beach, and meets up with Popcaan and Chi Ching Ching in the studio to record.

Palmistry – “Memory Taffeta” Premiere

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Head over to Stereogum to catch the premiere of Palmistry’s new single “Memory Taffeta” – out June 9th on Mixpak.

Preorder the single here, and stream below.

Mixpak FM: Equiknoxx

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Mixpak FM 083 comes from Jamaican producers, Equiknoxx. Following in the steps of Ward 21, the duo have been responsible for some of the most innovative riddims of the last few years, from 2008′s Sky Daggering, through Jim Screechie and White Label. Instantly recognizable by the bird sample that first landed in our ears via Busy Signal’s big ‘Step Out’, their riddims often ignore bpm convention, are ultimately playable as instrumentals, and always feature an interesting line-up of artists. Their productions and label have been home to emerging JA artists who are equally breaking the mould – from Masicka to Kabaka Pyramid.

Their Mixpak FM (mixed by Puppy Disco) is a ride through their interesting musical minds – where pop crosses into dancehall and we hear Bobby McFerrin and Enya, to original productions and tracks from their family of artists.

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 083: Equiknoxx

Tracklist below »