We’re so excited to share a new single from Afro B, Vybz Kartel, and Dre Skull, entitled “Shape Nice”.
Bringing together the sounds & vocal styles of London, New York, Jamaica and Africa, the song is an encapsulation of the ever-present dialogue between afro-pop & dancehall.
Afro B is one of London’s rising stars, with his hit song “Drogba (Joanna)”, which took over London in 2018 and is now on playlist rotation on NY radio. Meanwhile, Vybz Kartel continues to dominate dancehall, with an impressive career spanning decades and more hit songs than you can count. They are united by Dre Skull, who gives them a minimal Afropop beat sure to move your body this summer.
Popcaan’s “Silence” video is out tomorrow at 11 am NY/JA time! The visual for “Silence” follows a monumental 2018 for Popcaan, as he took his sound around the world with the release his highly-anticipated sophomore album Forever, culminating in a historic sold-out performance in London at Wembley Arena. Later that month, he returned home for his own Unruly Festival in St. Thomas and released the “Dun Rich” video with Davido. The new video serves as the first offering from Popcaan in 2019, a documentary-style portrait of life in his inner circle. Shot at intimate locations, from his childhood home, to his grandmother’s church, to his riverside hangout, it’s an insight into one of the defining voices of Jamaica today.
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We’ve also repressed Vybz Kartel’s classic Kingston Story, produced by Dre Skull, on deluxe gatefold vinyl. Upon its release in 2011, Kingston Story was hailed as Kartel’s strongest full album to date, and spawned classics like “Yuh Love” and “Half on a Baby“.
PLEASE NOTE: All orders for domestic delivery by Christmas must be placed by WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19.
Orders made after THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20 will ship in EARLY 2019.
This Saturday we’re hosting a special pop-up shop at the Fool’s Gold store in Brooklyn!
We’ll be debuting some special new Popcaan merch before it drops online, along with DJ sets from Mixpak friends and family and new label tees, lighters, records, and more. Come through to check it out or just hang and say hi.
Nasty Nigel & Maachew Bentley [World’s Fair]
The Large [Mixpak]
Merch will be in the store all day while the DJ sets will run from 5-8.