It’s Friday, and it’s that time to roll up some green, and blaze it to some good tunes! DJ Dar wants to assist with the musical selections today with the release of his latest Mixtape, “Roots & Dub Vol. 2“! Giving listeners a dose of audio for that meditation and medication session, Dar pays tribute to US Virgin Islands Reggae Artist, Akae Beka. Throughout the hour long mix he also spins tunes from Jahdan Blakkamoore, Pressure Busspipe, and Lutan Fyah. For those who need a proper hit of consciousness while steaming the herbs, you can’t go wrong with “Roots & Dub”! Be sure to look out for the DJ as he readies a weekly series where he spins nothing but the best tunes, all while throwing in some of his work as the Artist known as “Da Supreme“. Check out the mix below.
The Major Lazer sound continues to reach the heart and soul of many! With their EP “Know No Better” still making its round, and before they embark on touching down in Jamaica later this month, they release the visual for the Sean Paul and J Balvin assisted “Buscando Huellas“! The video was directed by Juan Pablo Valencia, and features only Jillionaire, J Balvin, and some unique Dancers having a small dance off inside an abandoned building. With the song’s blend of Reggaeton, Dancehall, EDM, it calls for the Dance groups to perform coordinated moves to this one. Would’ve been cool if Sean Paul was present for this, but he was probably on tour with Chi Ching Ching. Time to bust a move, watch the video below!
International DJ Steve Aoki’s creative process is on god level. With his “Kolony” project, he has been reaching out to other creatives who can help to chef up a masterpiece. Today, he joins DJ/Production Collective Bad Royale and Trini Recording Artist Jimmy October on “No Time“. In the video you can see Aoki whipping it like mad Chemist while Jimmy plays the role of Kronos (the Greek god of time), and Bad Royale all black cloaked out ready to perform a ritual. Stay off that foo foo, keep it zen. Big up Steve Aoki, Bad Royale, Jimmy October and the team at Overdose Music Group. Check out the video below!
Buenos días! ¿Cómo estás? Hope you all are ready for new music! While we featured something new from the “Young Banton” Leno Banton yesterday, we have a follow up! Teaming up with Reggaeton Artist Junior D, and Latino DJ Nico P for “Ra Ra Ra“, it’s a party! Produced by New Generation Ent., the acts kick off an experience filled with different cultures, languages, and genres. Whether you want to fling a shoulder to this, two step, or wave a flag or few, just remember to roll the RRRRR! Nice to see Leno spreading his sound to other areas, something to bounce to for the holiday parties. Have a listen below!
You’ve seen him mix it up at events, and you’ve heard him play on one of the top Radio stations in Jamaica (Zip 103 FM), it’s all about ZJ West! We’ve worked with him over the years, and you can hear some of his work in the Mixtape section. Recently we got a chance to interview him and we spoke about his work, Yung Gunnerz, being a Dad, and much more. Without further ado, GET TO KNOW the Zipjock named West below!
Words By: @Swadedavillain
ZJ West’s Daughter makes an appearance at times (lol)
13thStreetPromotions: West! Give thanks for having a chat with me. We’ve been working together for a long time but we’re finally getting this Interview done. For starters, many have heard the ZJ, heard him play at events, but who is Zipjock named West?
13thSP: How long have you been DJing for? How did you get your start?
It’s the end of the work day, or work week, what are your plans for the weekend? Want to party but don’t feel the vibe? Well Major Lazer and Busy Signal want to give you that jolt of energy with their Music Video for “Jump“! Directed and produced by Dan Streit & Lindsey Nico Mann, we’re treated to a trippy visual filled with lots of dancing and hopping mad folks. Loving the editing on this one, and the Major Lazer sound definitely fits the video and will get you ready to take on the weekend! Off their Summer release, “Know No Better EP“, if you’re not jumping, you need prayer. Check out the video below!