HEAR THIS: Chyn. Wonder Presents: Soca Warm Up Mix 2014

HEAR THIS: Chyn. Wonder Presents: Soca Warm Up Mix 2014

All Of Carnival 2014’s Soca Tunes In On Big Mix

London born, Brooklyn raised, Trinidad & Tobago adopted Chynee Wonder throws together a superb mix of Carnival 2014 hits. Everything from Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin and others you may have missed are all here and available for download. You may not be in Trinidad right now, but you can at least pretend. Mix After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Rampage Sound Global Dubplate Sampler Mixtape

HEAR THIS: Rampage Sound Global Dubplate Sampler Mixtape

Rampage Sound Show How Deep Their Dub Box Really Is

Strictly dubplate selection from DJ Rampage’s Rampage Sound Global hosted by Micro Don, featuring dubs from the likes of Johnny Osbourne, Tristan Palmer, Sizzla, Busy Signal, Demarco, Konshens, Delly Ranix and many many more. Straight sound clash vibes, Listen After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Dub Rockers Mixtape Vol. 1 Mixed By DJ Juan Love

HEAR THIS: Dub Rockers Mixtape Vol. 1 Mixed By DJ Juan Love

Vans OTW And VP Records Link With DJ Juan Love On A Wicked Dub Mix

VP Records and Vans “Off The Wall” team up to release Dub Rockers Mixtape Vol. 1 hosted by skateboard legend John Cardiel aka DJ Juan Love. The mixtape is an extension of “Dub Rockers Volume 1 which released August 28th on VP Records and features a superb mix of classic and current dub hits, from Eek-A-Mouse to Snoop Lion all get a bligh on DJ Juan Love’s mix. Be sure to get your copy Of “Dub Rockers Vol. 1″ and Check Out The Mix After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: King Addies Presents Rodney Price AKA Bounty Killer Dubplate Mix

HEAR THIS: King Addies Presents Rodney Price AKA Bounty Killer Dubplate Mix

Addies Bad From Dem Time Till Now, Who Nuh Like It Defend It 

The Biltmore Era is known as the Golden Era and most competitive period of the Sound Clash Industry extending from the late ’80s to 1996. Such clashes were kept in four major venues throughout New York City—Tilden Ballroom, Starlite Ballroom, Flamingo Ballroom and most importantly the Biltmore Ballroom. As the “Mecca” of the industry, the era contained many talented and entertaining sound systems all of which rightfully deserve their place in the history books. However, none has been more dominant and respected as King Addies. They were the sound that made upcoming selectors believe that you didn’t have to be a Jamaican based sound system to make it to the top of the industry. Of all the artists represented in their devastating dubplate collection, one loomed larger than all the others: The Warlord, a.k.a. Bounty Killer.  Audio After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Gyptian “Sex, Love & Reggae” Mixtape

HEAR THIS: Gyptian "Sex, Love & Reggae" Mixtape

Who Says Gyptian Only Makes Love Songs 

Known for his soulful voice, most would expect a Gyptian mixtape to be full of nothing but love songs or songs dedicated to women in general; not that there’s anything wrong with that. Love is a beautiful thing, and some would argue that music is “all about the girls.” On his just released “Sex, Love & Reggae” mix Gyptian makes sure to drop something for all reggae lovers, but the real treat is that Gyptian choose to pair his soothing voice over some classic riddims. Add this to your Hump Day playlist and thank us later. Stream And Download After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: The Incomparable Shakespeare “Murderer”

BK Rapper Reps For Trayvon Over a Barrington, Beenie, Buju Mashup 
The tragedy of Trayvon Martin’s murder and subsequent miscarriage of justice has inspired much outrage and more than a few good songs, the latest being this heatrock from The Incomparable Shakespeare, a young rapper from Brooklyn’s Vandevere housing projects. His use of various dancehall “murder” anthems helps drive home the point behind his lyrics of fury. Shaky baby is spitting that murder murder murder. Tun it up. Loud. Audio & Download Link After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Steel Pulse “Put Your Hoodies On (4 Trayvon)”

Handsworth Revolutionists Still Asking: “Does Not Justice Stand For All”?
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When Steel Pulse first burst out of Birmingham in 1975, they were the most militant reggae group in England. Their debut album, Handsworth Revolution set a tone of uncompromising rebel music with tracks like “Ku Klux Klan.” The band would sometimes throw on Klansmen’s hoods when performing the tune live, making a dreadfully powerful statement and striking fear into the hearts of downpressors worldwide. After dabbling in lighter fare like “Rollerskates,” the Pulse is back on that hood shit, but this time in tribute to Trayvon Martin. David “Dread” Hinds describes their new song, “Put Your Hoodies On [4 Trayvon],” as “a plea for justice. Steel Pulse has been campaigning and watching this case since February 26th 2012. The fact is that an innocent teenager is dead, shot by a man who was playing vigilante—pursuing the teenager around the neighborhood despite being advised against it by the authorities. This could well end up as the day justice was killed once again in a Jim Crow. We sensed the result  but despite the outcome of the trial, the truth remains the truth, and the ghost of justice will haunt this town of Sanford, Florida forever.” Audio & Download Link After The Jump… Read more »

DOWNLOAD: Shinehead “Open Wide Proton Drive” Mix

The Rough and Rugged Singer/DJ/Selector Wheels Some Big Bad Tunes At Dublab

If you thought Magnificent Mister Shine was only adept at singing, toasting, ominous whistling, and gangster movie impersonations, think again. He’s also one of the baddest selectors on earth, and if that’s not enough he spins strictly dubplate and 45, no laptop mouseclick business zeen? Just the other day Shinehead found his way over to Dublab in sunny L.A. where he proceeded to tun up the proton drive and run some ratid choonez.   Audio & Download Link After The Jump… Read more »

DOWNLOAD: The Heatwave “Gyal Power” Mixtape

UK Bashment Sound Represents For The Damsels of the Dancehall
The Heatwave are known for getting the ladies lively in London town. Now they’ve created a 100% bashment mixtape designed to harness the awesome natural resource known as ‘Gyal Power.’ From outernational superstars like Adele, Grace Jones and Amy Winehouse to UK femcees like Ms Dynamite and Lady Chann to Jamaican dancehall damsels like Lady Saw, Spice, Macka Diamond, Tifa, Tanya Stephens, Marcia Griffiths, Cecile, Sister Nancy and more. Smart guys know it’s all about the girls. And if you don’t know, you need to download this mixtape urgently. Audio & Downlioad Link After The Jump.. Read more »

DOWNLOAD: I-Octane “Happy Times” Mixtape

Kick Off The Holiday Right With Some Siiiick Dancehall Selections
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The Fourth of July holiday is almost here. From block parties to barbecues, pool parties to private parties, you need one thing to get you through all the hot fun: MUSIC. Don’t worry; I-Octane has got you covered on that. Boomshots is proud to premiere his brand new “Happy Times” mixtape, just in time to make it the soundtrack to all your holiday hijinks. And what better artist to do the honors than Octane, who long ago declared his independence from record label restrictions and became the boss of his own brand. Aspiring artists on the come-up take note: As one of the biggest dancehall reggae acts in the game today, I-Octane could easily sit back and feel satisfied. Instead, he’s out here making moves, doing road, and keeping his fans laced with fresh sounds. That’s how you conquer the globe. Tracklist, Download Link & Video After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Stylo G ”Soundbwoy” Heatwave Refix

Tell A Next Soundbwoy Back Off
You already heard the original Stylo G Soundbwoy Killer—maybe you even caught Di Genius remix—now get set for the Heatwave refix. That’s right, the UK bashment sound has taken the latest Stylo track and styled it with some wayyyy-back sounds from JA. Specifically Studio 1’s “Truths and Rights” riddim, made famous by Johnny Osbourne (this is that heavy Massive B lick used for Richie Spice’s “Youths Dem Cold”). Fink I smell some speakers burnin’ again. Audio & Download Link After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Chronixx “Where I Come From”

Brand New Selection From The New Mixtape Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 4
The Major Lazer massive just tweeted out the fourth edition of their Lazer Strikes Back mixtape—the last before they drop their long-awaited album Free The Universe. This one has five nice tracks, but right now we’ve got this Chronixx joint pon repeat. Audio And Download Link After The Jump… Read more »