If you’re in need of some funky digital reggae to get the summer started right, then Jahtari has got a fresh mix for you: a Promo Mixtape for SKANK IT UP Paris that’s guaranteed to blow your head up. Full of productions from Jahtari’s stable of laptop wizards, label-head Disrupt features prominently as do banging tracks from Jahtari Riddim Force, Maffi, and Tapes. On the mic are talented MCs like Soom T, Mr. Williamz, and Kenny Knots, all of whom add up to make this a mighty mixtape indeed. The middle of the mix (Mr. Williamz -> Kenny Knots -> Speng Bond -> Maffi) gets particularly rocking and bass-heavy.
If you happen to live in Paris, you’re probably already swimming in great Parisian dub and reggae, but if you can surface for air you ought to get to this show in mid-July. For the rest of us, this rough-and-raw mix is the closest we’ll get: