Kwesachu Volume 2

Back in 2009, two relative unknowns made a mixtape that quietly cemented their statuses as Very Important People in music. Three years later, with numerous releases and accolades under their belt, Kwes and Micachu present Kwesachu Volume 2, the followup.

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Maverick Sabre - Travelling Man Mixtape

Maverick Sabre – The Travelling Man Mixtape

Maverick Sabre, the man you may recently have heard on the chorus of Professor Green’s Jungle, has a new 10 track mixtape available for free download.

Run To The Roof, the mixtape’s opener, sets the stage for the entire set as its stark and aggressive landscape morphs into a subtly optimistic and graceful two step.

more than capable of maintaining an entire track, indeed the mixtape showcases Sabre’s versatility as a singer, guitarist, and sometime emcee.

Of the ten tracks, three feature guests; from emcees Footsie, Macca, and my favourite, Wretch 32 on the lead single Sometimes. It’s heartening to see that Maverick Sabre is more than capable of maintaining an entire track, and indeed the mixtape showcases Sabre’s versatility as a singer, guitarist, and sometime emcee.

The strengths of the set come from Sabre’s songwriting skills, drawing on his childhood move from London to Ireland, personal experiences and societal observations, and even the love song of Let Me Show You – the wide variety of genre on display mean that there’ll likely be something to your taste, if not every track.

Length and track count is spot on, as Sabre abstains from many artists’ often overwhelming habit of over-filling their mixtapes – indeed, in many ways it’s only the demo tape sound to some of the tracks that belie an album quality release. All the more impressive, then, that’s it’s a free download.

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DJ Wax On – Good Times Vol 2

There’s always time for a soul excursion, and you can always trust DJ Wax On to bring the heat. Good Times Vol 2 is a luscious mix of 60s and 70s soul and some jazz with a tinge of funk. Sample spotters will be giving each other knowing nods, and Wax’s deft deck skills combine with his crates of dusty records to create a free mix that’s well worth a download…

Don’t forget to get over to www.djwaxon.com for more mixes and stellar production by the man himself.

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