This week we're musing with two of LA's rising stars in the mixtape game, DJ Enroute and DJ Skighwalker.
Rampage Sound Global's DJ EnRoute is back with his latest dancehall mix, Still Ah Win. Kicking off the mix is Popcaan's "Mi Unruly" and the vibes continue to build with each seamless transition. DJ EnRoute's favorite tunes off Still Ah Win include Tory Lanez "We Can," and another from Lanez, with special guest Sean Paul, titled "Tek Weh Yuh Heart." "I love the blend between dancehall and hip-hop in these two songs," says EnRoute. "My other favorites on this mix are "Baybe" by Dan Marcus and "Vicky" by Stig Da Artist, because these are Belizean artists that are not recognized." DJ EnRoute represents for LA's Belizean massive as his roots stem from the Central American nation.
Pree Still Ah Win's upfull vibes here on KingstonToLA:
Next up is Rico Suave by LA based DJ Skighwalker. Also mixed to perfection, the blend features Latin-inspired tracks from several different genres, including reggae and dancehall. According to DJ Skighwalker, the mix is aimed to fuse Caribbean and Latin vibes with tracks from old-school 90's dancehall and reggae. "Reggae and dancehall are now being fused into mainstream Latin music. However, the majority of the beats stem from the 80's and 90's era. Tracks like "A Little More Time" by Buju Banton and "Mujerigo" by Nene de la Amenaza share the same riddim. Also, the newest track by Nicky Jam titled "Amor Prohibido" features two of dancehall's best artists Konshens and Sean Paul. It is without a doubt that both genres should merge." says Skighwalker.
No doubt at all. Pree the fusion in full effect with Rico Suave here on KingstonToLA: