Popcaan x Fader

You know this year has been a good year for Popcaan, and it’s only about to get better into 2014. While we gear up to release his debut album, find out what he’s thankful for over at The Fader.

Mixpak will also be giving thanks to all our followers this week – so make sure you sign up to the mailing list!

Popcaan – ‘Poppy Says’

[Photo by Martei Korley]

It’s all go on the Popcaan news front – the video for ‘The System’ dropped just last week, followed by a medley video, a much deserved Gen F feature on The Fader, and now a new tune produced by TJ set for release next Tuesday. ‘Poppy Says’ on the Looking Glass riddim sees Hot Skull go in for the fast-flow & a serious falsetto.

Pre-order it here.

Preview Machel Montano – ‘Go Down’

[photo: Andrew Dosunmu]

Machel Montano’s cut on the Loudspeaker riddim is the first to get the full preview, thanks to Large Up and The Fader. Hear it in its entirety below and watch out for the release on Tuesday May 22nd:

Machel Montano – Go Down (Loudspeaker Riddim) by Mixpak

Jubilee Fader Mix

Jubilee dropped a mix for The Fader yesterday:

Here we have 43 minutes of non-stop party rock showcasing her Miami bass and breaks influences, manifest in two tracks from her new EP, Pop It!. Both “Overtown” and the EP’s title track conjure the sweaty, strobe-lit spaces where Jubilee reigns supreme with sassy vocal samples and unrelenting breakbeats.

Go get it here.

Dubbel Dutch Signs To Mixpak

We’re proud to announce the signing of Dubbel Dutch as an exclusive Mixpak artist, and excited for his brand new Hymn EP, set for release next month.

The Austin, TX, selector is an accomplished producer of cosmic tone poems and club anthems from the abyss; many claim his now-classic Throwback 12” on Palms Out Sounds saved their lives–or at least taught them a lesson in modern retrofitting. A chemistry of pre-hispanic shaman cries, YouTube videos of American microcosms, and 90s UK rave flyers make up his aesthetic, one which is not often associated with the Lone Star State. On Hymn, his debut EP for Mixpak, his methods havenʼt changed, but rather have become more refined.

For an insight into his new productions, check his remix of Lloyd’s ‘Lay It Down’, featured yesterday on The Fader :

Llyod, “Lay it Down (Dubbel Dutch Remix)” by The FADER

Or listen back to his guest spot on DJ Q’s show on BBC 1Xtra from earlier this week, where he discusses how he got his name, how he produces, and what he’s got in store for the next few months.

Watch this space for more Dubbel Dutch news, and check out his European tour dates here.

Funkystepz Fader Mix

Mixpak fam Funkystepz (check their ‘Half On A Baby’ remix here) just served up this excellent mix for The Fader. If you want a UK funky education, it’s right here.