We’re throwing a little after party for Murlo’s MoMA PS1 show on August 29th. It’s at Tropical 128 and will feature a very special b2b set from Murlo and Deadboy (aka. DBM), False Witness, a live performance by Mixpak’s own Palmistry, as well as sets by Dre Skull, Jubilee, The Large, and Ezra. Say “Mixpak” at the door and it’s freeeee$.
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.
We’re throwing a last minute party for July 4th! 2 rooms, all ages, and friends from NY and across the world joining us: Eclair Fifi, Nick Hook, DJ Tameil, Dai Burger performing live and more. Head here to buy cheap advance tickets before they go.
I built Blacklight riddim a number of years back and recorded Tifa’s “Rock My Body” on it, thinking it would be a Mixpak single. Before I released it, RCA heard the track and wanted to use it for Shakira, with their idea being to keep the hook and rework the verses. So for about a year or so it was on hold with them. They got a number of different writers, from Angela Hunte to Verse Simmonds, to write verses with Shakira in mind. In the end, Shakira went in a very different direction and it wasn’t used. Once [RCA] passed on it, I started playing with the track and reworking the instrumental a bit and decided to release it as a proper riddim, so I took it to Kingston this past February and got some new voicings.
Dre Skull’s brand new release, Blacklight Riddim, is out now on Mixpak! Featuring four cuts from Spice, Tifa, Konshens and QQ, this one is a dembow-inspired 110bpm party starter. Listen to the full four below and buy now via iTunes or direct from the Mixpak Store.
Dre Skull’s got a new riddim! Featuring Spice, Tifa, QQ and Konshens, Blacklight Riddim is a steamy x-rated affair. Watch out for previews soon, out on May 5th right here.