Major Lazer’s Carnival Mix 2012 Is Straight Booty-Shakin’ Dancehall Music

Well this is kind of awkward. In the past three days, this will be the third project I’ve posted about that involves Diplo. And while I may be a little bit of a Diplo fanboy, I promise you that I did not plan this. Also, as you would expect from Diplo, every post was about as distant musically from each other as they could possibly get. On Monday, I posted about the Dirtybird “takeover” on his BBC radio show, featuring delicious house mixes from Claude Vonstroke and Justin Martin. Yesterday, I posted about Mad Decent’s newest project, hip-hop collaboration Three Loco, featuring an interesting debut verse from Diplo himself. And now I bring you a new dancehall mixtape from Major Lazer. Only Diplo could produce such different things and capture my interest with all of them, in the span of three days no less.

Now, let me drop some knowledge on you. Dancehall music, the high-energy successor to reggae music, is in many ways the precursor to dance music as we know it today. The whole story behind it is too long for this space but look it up. It’s true. So it’s no wonder Diplo sees dancehall music having a place in contemporary dance music in the present and far into the future. It may not be for everyone but anyone who has ever seen what a Major Lazer set can become knows how infectious this music can be. Kick on this mixtape and try something different for size thanks to Diplo. Again.


2. RDX-Jump (Major Lazer Dub)
3. Swappi-Bubble On A DJ
4. Vybz Kartel-Half On A Baby (Dubble Dutch Remix)
5. Vybz Kartel-Bubble Hard
6. Busy Signal-How You Bad So
7. Ele-Wine Pon (Major Lazer)
8. Mrs. Dynamite-Sweat Thru (Diplo)
9. Mr. Vegas-Bruk It Down (Walshy Fire x So Shifty Remix)
10. Popcaan-Body Good (So Shifty Remix)
11. Skit-Guyana Rude Boy
12. Busy-Doggystyle (Schlachthofbronx)
13. Vybz Kartel-Wire Fence
14. Mr. Vegas-Tun Up
15. Vybz Kartel Ft Tina Nunnezz-Bubble
16. Loudspeaker-Machel Montano-Go Down (Dre Skull)
17. Loudspeaker-Popcaan-The System
19. Inches-Jiggle It
20. Mr. G-Jiggle It
21. Popcaan-Party Shot (Major Lazer x Etc Etc Remix)
22. Konshens-Gal A Bubble (Major Lazer Dub)
23. Busy- Boomayay (Major Lazer x Flexican)
25. 5D Riddim Zeke Don – Eye
26. 5D Riddim Dejavu – Tec Da Touch Ya
27. 5D Riddim Dilly Chris – Me Know You Waa Me
28. 5D Rddim Shantwa – Fabulocious
29. 5D Riddim Cilon – One More Time
30. Baby Cham-Drop It
31. Popcaan – So bad (adde remix)
32. So BAd Riddim-Vybz Kartel-GI WEH DI PUM PUM (Yung Vibez)
33. So BAd Riddim-TOMMY LEE-SOME BWOY (Yung Vibez)
34. So BAd Riddim-Vybz Kartel-WE NEVER FEAR DEM (Yung Vibez)
35. Kling Klang Riddim-Suku-Mad Sumaddy (Dre Skull)
36. Kling Klang Riddim-Popcaan-So We Do It (Dre Skull)
37. Kling Klang Riddim-Beenie Man-Super Model (Dre Skull)
38. Kling Klang Riddim-Tifa-Champion Bubbler (Dre Skull)
39. Vybz Kartel – Beat up di pussy (Adde remix)
40. Charly Black-BUBBLING PARTY
41. Potential Kid-Yah So Nice (Walshy Fire Dub)
42. Movado ft Chipmunk-More Money More Gyal
43. Bassline Riddim-Busy Signal-CYAAN BELIEVE(BUBBLE UP) (Di Genius)
44. Bassline Riddim-Assassin-WISH BAD (Di Genius)
45. Bassline Riddim-Sean Paul-FIND IT (Di Genius)
46. Bassline Riddim-Aidonia-BAD INNA DANCE (Di Genius)
47. Bassline Riddim-Mavado-I SWEAR (Di Genius)
48. CROWD RESPONSE Riddim -Vybz Kartel-WAH YUH (Don Corleon)
49. CROWD RESPONSE Riddim-Popcaan-ME A DI MAN (Don Corleon)
50. Popcaan-FRY YIY
51. Busy Signal – TIL IT BUCK
52. Busy Signal-Wine Deh Shot
53. Bling Dawg- Anyweh
54. Skit-Bumboclot
55. Popcaan-Get Gyal Easy
56. Backway-Bounty Killa ft Cecile-RIDE (Mad House)
57. BackWay-Baby Cham-BACK WAY (Mad House)
58. Daseca-Konshens-A SO ME TAN
59. Tun Up-Baby Cham featuring O-TUN UP
60. D.A. ft Supa Dups-Too Cool Featuring Vybz Kartel
61. Schlachthofbronx-Dickie Riddim
62. Mavado Dubstep-Undah Yuh Skirt (Zeds Dead)