Jubilee’s new EP is out on January 28th on Mixpak. A slice of true miami bass that just goes, it really hits you when you hear it on a massive system. Which we were lucky enough to do so on Friday night at Fabric. You can check out the video above and the stream here.
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Today sees Famous Eno’s second solo release on Mixpak and this one is not to be slept on. Gypsy Riddim is a heavy hitting dancehall riddim with Jamaican up-and-comer Vyral joining UK favourites Serocee, Trigganom and Rubi Dan on the vocal cuts. It’s hard to choose a favourite on here as they are all strong but after the friendly b2b we had with Serocee at our birthday party last Saturday Topatop hits home for us – we dread to think what would happen in a serious clash! Stream the tracks below and support another great release from Famous Eno and Mixpak here or here.
Dubbel Dutch has done it again! Not long after producing Popcaan’s Everything Nice he has dropped this stellar EP titled Cloud Club on Mixpak. Dubbel Dutch expertly marries dancehall and soca vocals with club beats on Dip So and Deepa which are quickly becoming HDD favourites, but the Ep also has some signature Dubbel Dutch instrumentals in Left Behind and Inevitable. The EP is available from the Mixpak online store today (which also has some great new merch including Vybz Kartel tees, Jubilee logo tees and the Mixpak sweatshirt). Stream the tracks below.
We should have posted this when it first came out but we didn’t. Instead we were chatting with fellow members of the scene about how good this is, how it’s an album setting single differentiating Popcaan’s recent work and the Mixpak work. In doing all that it made it hard to actually write about the song in a coherent way. So instead here are some bullet points.
Dubbel Dutch’s production is fantastic on this, Murlo mentioned how weighty it sounds in the club.
In his (Dubbel Dutch’s) interview on the Mixpak radio he mentions the fact that Popcaan has a great talent to find melodies. Although that ‘s always been right in front of us you don’t realise the fact that in a lot of Popcaan songs he has 3 things going on at the same time. It’s the difference between a song being forgettable and a song being good (see Unruly Rave).
Popcaan’s Ice Cube impersonation
Popcaan’s lyrical ability, especially his ability to relate to his audience.There is a lyric in unruly rave where he says to are having too fun fun you wont pick up your phone. In Everything Nice – Music a play till the speaker fuck up is one of the many non sequiturs that will stick in your head. It’s already become something you quote when you have a friend off to NY (maybe not that specific but when was the last time you thought you can quote a dancehall lyric to express that sort of emotion).
The single is out now, go and support it. If you wanted a club banger, I’m sure there will be at least one on the LP. The beauty with this is that Popcaan doesn’t flood the market and that means the cream will always rise to the top.
HDD Fam Murlo and Famous Eno recently joined forces and released their Aerial collabortation on Mixpak which has been getting love from Brackles, Scratcha DVA and Visionist and has Spooky on the offical remix. While the pair are on a grime tip they are taking over the 12am – 1am spot on NTS tonight with Serocee and Trigganom on mic duties. We were lucky enough to get a sneaky listen to some riddims that Famous Eno, Serocee and Trigganom have been working on and they are pure fiyah! So be sure to tune in online to NTS for their takeover.
PS. Check out the amazing video which Murlo created for Aerial V.I.P. below