Sound the alarm, this week's mixtape master hails from Brooklyn, NY! DJ Kieran Meadows' brand new dancehall mix, Excuse The Exxxpression, It's a Sexual Tension is right in time for cuffing season. It's raw, it's explicit and it's all about that vitamin S. We caught up with Kieran to find out the inspiration behind his latest joint.
"The seeds of inspiration were actually planted when I was in Costa Rica at the beginning of this year ... I was amazed by how much authentic dancehall was being played in Puerto Viejo. Shortly thereafter for Valentine's Day, I put out a mostly R&B & Soul, future beats mix (along with some Caribbean influence and Afrobeat segments) about the concept of Kintsukuroi, love and heartbreak called Pieces Of My Heart. Two weeks ago, I dropped another one about love, the end of summer, fall and cuffing season called Summer Leaves Change To Fall. For this one, I wanted to curate songs with x-rated lyrics, make it hot and enjoyable, plus make the sexual tension on the dancefloor between couples be palpable the way we know it can be," says Meadows.
Indeed, the tape opens explicity with Alkaline's "More Than Happy." The mix goes on to feature the King of the Dancehall, as well as reigning King of Raunchy - Vybz Kartel, "Vitamin S" is a classic," says Meadows. Cham also reps hard for the ladies with tunes like "Wine" ft. Ms. O produced by Cashflow productions.
"Women are represented with J Capri (RIP), Spice, Macka Diamond, Tifa, Shenseea — and even Cardi B is on there believe it or not ... she actually holds her own on a dancehall-tinged track from her album ft Konshens," says Meadows. The mix also features fire tunes from up and comers Kemar Highcon and Dejour as well as veteran dutty lyricists Vershon, Masicka and Kalado.
If you're home with that special someone light those candles, if your'e out get LIT with Excuse The Exxxpression, It's a Sexual Tension here on KingstonToLA: