Today, Popcaan is back to share a new video. “Wine For Me” arrives off of his long-awaited sophomore album Forever, released this summer. The visual is directed by Willo Perron – a frequent Drake, Rihanna & Kanye collaborator and Imogene Strauss for WP&A – and sees Popcaan taking main stage in a colorful, enthralling world, letting his charisma shine through.
Perron had this to say about the video, “Mixpak approached us to do this video and being huge Popcaan fans we of course said yes and chose an extremely ambitious concept – a one shot video with projection mapping, camera movements, choreographed dance and a moving set, all without VFX.”
The video arrives ahead of Popcaan embarking on a UK arena tour in December, where he’ll play three shows across the UK, including a stop at London’s iconic Wembley SSE Arena.

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.

DJs:
JUBILEE [Mixpak]
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.

Today on our Red Bull Radio show we’re excited to welcome Miami based selector Silent Addy! He’ll be talking about his career as one of the top promoters in a revitalized Miami dancehall scene, as well as throwing down a mix. In his own words:

Although actions speak louder than words, much can be said about Silent Addy. The DJ, The producer, and The Creative Visionary revitalizing Miami’s dancehall scene. Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, he has already made a name for himself headlining some of South Florida’s biggest Caribbean events. Chances are, if you’ve vibed to dancehall music in Miami in the past decade, it was because of Silent Addy. His acclaimed parties have a vast and loyal following and have brought out the likes of music icons such as Diplo, Sean Paul, and Ape Drums.

Whether he’s behind the decks, producing Miami’s coolest events, or collaborating with some of your favorite dancehall artists, Silent Addy is bringing Jamaican culture to the forefront and proving that you don’t need a lot of words to make a lot of noise.

The show airs at 4 PM EST/1 PM PST on redbullradio.com and will available to re-stream outside the US for 30 days after.

Heard in his DJ sets, his NTS radio show, and in the hands of tastemaker DJs from Bogota to Birmingham, now four of Florentino’s most sought after club bootlegs are finally available to the world, on a limited edition vinyl.

Inspired by grime’s white label culture, where top DJs competed to acquire the freshest exclusives, Contrabando takes a series of modern dancefloor classics and blends them with Florentino’s signature mutant reggaeton. Iconic samples collide with double-time dembows, twisted vocal samples, fluttering synths, and heavyweight sub bass.

A treatise on the recent history of global pop music that sounds best played loud in a dark club, Contrabando is true soundsystem music for the 23rd century.

1. El Sonido
2. Colombian Flute
3. Agarrate
4. Eres un Romantico 2.0

**Contrabando is available only on vinyl, exclusively in the Mixpak Store. Click here to order!**

 

We just closed out another legendary weekend at Notting Hill Carnival! We kicked off with our party with The Heatwave at E1 London, ramming the venue with ravers eager to hear the hottest dancehall, afropop, and soca, and welcomed special guest Mr. Eazi, fresh off his “Body So Good” remix with Popcaan.

The Large hopped on NTS Radio with Hipsters Don’t Dance and Swing Ting as well as vocalist Spragga Benz.

Dre Skull played for a packed crowd at the Red Bull stage on Carnival Sunday, bringing out special guests Tony Matterhorn, Shenseea, and Alicai Harley.

And we ran a Carnival Special on Rinse FM, playing the biggest dancehall hits in preparation for the weekend.

All this and much more – it was an amazing weekend, always one of our favorites of the year.

Thanks to all the ravers and see you next year!