While Hurricane Matthew looks to stop by Jamaica for a couple beers and some good food in a couple days, we’re here preparing for his arrival but ensuring our living areas are secured and we have ample supplies. ZIP 103 FM’s ZJ West on the other hand wants to welcome his arrival with his brand new mixtape titled, “Cumulus Clouds“. Featuring over an hour of Dancehall singles and remixes, you can bounce to this one while you dodge rain drops and light candles. With all the hits playing at high volume, don’t be surprised if Matthew calms down and bust a few moves. We at 13thStreetPromotions wish you all the best during this natural disaster, please stay safe! Check out the mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Jamaica has made its way onto International Televisions once again thanks to Commercials. Recently, Cereal brand Cheerios released a series of Commercials with the focus on Family. One Commercial in particular focused on Babies and providing the soundtrack was Major Lazer (which featured only Diplo and former member Switch at the time), and Vybz Kartel’s 2009 hit, “Pon De Floor“! The Commercial featured various clips of Babies and the messages, “More Babies, Please” and “They’re Fun!” while the Instrumental to the single plays throughout. “Pon De Floor” helped to bring Vybz Kartel’s career to another level (and Financial bracket), and went on to be sampled on one of Recording Artist Beyonce’s biggest hits, “Who Run The World (Girls)“! The single was also featured on Major Lazer’s “Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do” album and opened the door for many remixes. Shout out Commercial Tunage! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
DJ Scribz returned to the mixtape scene earlier this year as a surprise to many. Since then, his releases have been surprise drops. Today, he continues the trend by dropping his new “Bangers” mixtape! Featuring an hour’s worth of Hip Hop/R&B and Alternative hits for your listening pleasure. Let this one assist you in building a vibe for today, and the rest of the week! Let this be the soundtrack when you collect your salary, your late night food run, and the after work jam! Check out the mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
DJ Vee is no stranger to 13th Street Promotions as he has featured a few of his Mixtapes here over the years. For those who aren’t familiar with him, it’s time to meet him on his “The Intro Mixtape“! Today he delivers an hour of high energy Dancehall, Hip Hop, and Pop singles for your personal party. Rock to hits from Popcaan, Justin Bieber, Drake, Rihanna, and many more! If you’re trying to build a vibe today and can’t seem to achieve it, let Vee’s Mixtape pump up your day, and cause a ruckus in the Neighbourhood at high volume! Hosted by Jellybads, tune in now by checking out the mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
You may have heard of the “Tall Ras“, you may have enjoyed his DJ gigs whether he plays in the club, the street or at your favourite University, but what you know about DJ Ariez? Representing Clarendon, he has been in this DJ game for quite some time. While many may be familiar with his stint as a member of YxB (Youngest x Baddest), he has recently joined the ranks of Chromatic Sound and continues to keep your attention thanks to his collection of Mixtapes and live juggling. We had a chance to holla at the DJ and get his thoughts on his recent signing, thoughts on the Jamaican Entertainment Industry, plans for the future and more.
13thStreetPromotions: Greetings Ariez, pleasure to hear from you. Catch us up on the momentum you’ve been gaining recently. Fans would love to know about your recent game-changer, bring us into your shoes so we can know what the Chromatic experience is firsthand.
Ariez: The momentum since the move is a little overwhelming as it is a huge step up in my DJing career. This new opportunity has granted me more work (more Mixtapes, DJ gigs etc.), access to a larger fan base, and more promotion for my brand. I am ever so grateful for all of this.
13thSP: Let’s not kid ourselves, to work with one of Jamaica’s current top selectors is a huge achievement. Did you always figure it would be Chromatic and if this doesn’t get you into too much trouble, were there any other prospects?
For those who aren’t familiar, Va$htie is an American DJ/Designer/Blogger/Director who is of Trinidadian descent. For those who are familiar with her, you may have seen a few of her videos, worn her Sneakers (She designed a special Air Jordan II and has a line with Puma), or raved to her DJing at a party. Tonight, after a heads up on her Snapchat recently, she released her Island-flavoured “West Indian Summer” Mixtape. Featuring over an hour of Dancehall, Reggae, Salsa, Reggaeton, Bachata, Merengue and Soca, Va$htie pays homage to the sounds that raised her. Featuring selections from Johnny Osbourne, Protoje, Machel Montano, Romeo Santos, Buju Banton, Celia Cruz, Daddy Yankee and many more! If you represent the Caribbean, I encourage you to wave your flag while blasting the decibels out on this mix! Just in time for the Labor Day Weekend, may this provide the soundtrack to your raving! Check out the Mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.