Curators of goodness, the We Make It Good crew, teamed up with The FADER back in spring of 2008 to birth a mixtape series called, go figure, the “We Make It Good Mix Series.” Summoning renowned DJs and artists such as Pretty Titty, XXXchange, Blaqstarr and Sinden, they’re going strong on their tenth release. Each volume has a completely unique sound and style that provides a glimpse into the different artists’ genre and tastes.
One recent volume in heavy headphone rotation that’d I’d like to highlight is byPaul Devro of Mad Decent (Diplo’s label and brainchild).
Devro gets all Houston choppy and screwy-like with such tracks as Salems ”Trapador” then seamlessly bleeds into a Skream remix of Mad Decent’s Major Lazer flagship track “Hold the Line.” There are hints of pure gangster, international dance flavor and classic, hot reggae tracks like John Holt’s “Strange Things” and one my personal favs, “Under Mi Sleng Teng” by Wayne Smith, who sounds as Jamaican as John Wayne. If John Wayne road around 24/7 with blunts in his holsters preaching Jah, or just how much he loves smoking weed.
Download HERE and full track list below.
We Make it Good Intro
Salem – Trapdoor
Major Lazer – Hold The Line (Skream Remix)
Kelis – Awww Shit
John Holt – Strange Things
Plies – All Black
Fat Pimp – Check Me Out
DJ Nate – Free
DJ Vielo – Caps Angolano
Ethiopians – He’s No Rebel
Wayne Smith – Under Mi Sleng Teng
Boddhi Satva – Punch Koko + Secret Tamil Hornz
Kyla – Do You Mind (Crazy Cousins Remix) + Screwd
Deee-Lite – Applejuice Kissing
Crookers (Phra) – E.D.S.
Kantik – Punani Bubbling
Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
Latino Be My Baby Outro
Go to the We Make It Good site to download all ten WMIG volumes with full track listings.
We Make It Good is a self-described “group of writers, curators, dreamers, and thinkers telling stories in spectacular ways through the varied mediums of film, music, art, and experience.” Check them out on Facebook if you like.
Need more? Check out last week’s #musicmonday mix by Atlas Sound, or our recent rundown of 8 Musicians Who Will Make You Rethink World Music. Also peep our list (with videos) of 30 Songs That Capture The Spirit Of Travel.