Dubious Bredren, Soundcrash, & Otra Trenchant Mixxage

While I’m busy reassembling my laptop&life, ‘low me to point u to some niice mixes of recent vintage —

>> Gregzinho, who will be rocking the Beat Research labs this coming Monday, brings some Rio heat for his contribution to the blogariddims series, “A Seleção do Gringo,” which offers a personal(ized), self-consciously “outsider,” but well-informed perspective on the carioca sound. Greg’s deeep notes on the contents of the mix (see 1 2 3) help to provide some much-needed, anti-sensationalist cultural context, including a few barbed jabs at some fellow funky mediators.

>> & from his nueva perch in Granada, El Canyonazo poses a provocative question about hip-hop and reggae with his “Dubious Bredren” mix (notes) —

>> && LA’s Akaider brings some up-to-the-time Japanese bashment fiyah with his “Ragga Zamurai” mix (tracklist). For those who didn’t know J-reggae went beyond Mighty Crown and Junko, this offers a tantalizing tip of what Akaider elsewhere calls, hilariously and to-the-point, the Japan-JA “Soundcrash.”