Mixpak Extended Play w/ Dubbel Dutch and Smutlee

August 9th, 2012

Mixpak Extended Play is back in Brooklyn this weekend featuring Mixpak artist Dubbel Dutch and London badman Smutlee!

WHEN: Saturday, August 11th
WHERE: 70 North 6th, Brooklyn, NY
AGE: 21+
COVER: $5 before Midnight/$10 After

Additional details on Facebook.

Download: Vybz Kartel – My Crew

August 1st, 2012

Vybz Kartel - Kingston Story: Deluxe Edition

We’re giving away Vybz Kartel’s “My Crew” as a free download below…video coming soon.

Vice and Mixpak just released a new cut from dancehall progenitor Vybz Kartel in advance of a forthcoming video for the track “My Crew”. It’s from the deluxe edition of the album Kingston Story the two labels are teaming on (coming 8/14).

Album producer Dre Skull (who recently worked on the Snoop Lion album alongside Diplo) has some vivid memories of the track’s genesis:

“When I brought this track to Kartel, he asked me what I was picturing and I roughed up a deep voice and sang ‘My Crew’ and told him to do something that he could bump in the club as a sort of anthem for his crew. Keep in mind at that time he had his own club in Kingston, The Building, that had walls covered in larger than life sized pictures of Kartel and that served his Street Vybz brand rum (which featured his picture on the bottle). When he was in the VIP section in The Building with his crew it was an understatement to say he was running things. I wanted this song to capture that vibe. Hearing that concept he took my quick notes and knocked this out in about an hour.”

(via Noisey)

Announcement: Snoop Dogg – Reincarnated

July 31st, 2012

I went down to Jamaica in February to produce Snoop Dogg’s new album “Reincarnated” with Major Lazer. The album was officially announced yesterday. Watch the press conference here.

Kling Klang Riddim Out Now

July 24th, 2012

Kling Klang Riddim

Kling Klang Riddim is out now! Featuring voicings from Beenie Man, Popcaan, Deva Bratt, Suku and Tifa.

Buy it now from iTunes and Juno.

Various Artists – Kling Klang Riddim
1. Beenie Man – Super Model
2. Deva Bratt – Hot And Ready
3. Popcaan – So We Do It
4. Suku – Yesterday
5. Tifa – Champion Bubbler
6. Dre Skull – Kling Klang Riddim

Action Bronson Jumps on Vybz Kartel’s “Money”

July 19th, 2012

Leading up to the release of Vybz Kartel’s “Kingston Story: Deluxe Edition,” Action Bronson adds a strong 16 to Kartel’s track “Money” and we’re giving away the mp3.

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Vybz Kartel Money (Remix) [feat. Action Bronson] – Prod. by Dre Skull

“Kingston Story: Deluxe Edition” will be in stores August 14th.

Kling Klang Riddim Preview

July 16th, 2012

Here’s the preview of my new Kling Klang Riddim out July 24th on Mixpak.

Kling Klang Riddim Tracklist
1 Beenie Man – Super Model
2 Deva Bratt – Hot And Ready
3 Popcaan – So We Do It
4 Suku – Mad Sumaddy
5 Tifa – Champion Bubbler
6 Dre Skull – Kling Klang Riddim

Beenie Man – Hot Like Fire (Official Video)

July 11th, 2012

Watch the new music video for Beenie Man’s “Hot Like Fire.” Like the Popcaan “The System” video, this is directed Dayo. Filmed on location in Kingston, Jamaica.

Buy now on iTunes.

Kling Klang Riddim Cover Art

July 9th, 2012

Next riddim release drops July 24th.

Just announced: RBMA 2012 Notting Hill Carnival Party

July 5th, 2012

Me and Machel Montano sharing the stage for Notting Hill Carnival with Major Lazer, Sean Paul, David Rodigan and more. Full details.

Popcaan – The System (Official Video)

July 4th, 2012

Watch the new music video for Popcaan’s “The System” directed Dayo. Filmed on location in Kingston, Jamaica.

Buy now on iTunes.