by Jodee Brown
One of Canada’s top Dancehall disc jocks has unveiled a new compilation signaling the growth of Jamaican music in 2012, featuring some of the genre’s established and emerging acts.
Jamaican born and Toronto based disc jock/producer, DJ Fella recently released his new That’s Big in Life mixtape, featuring some of the biggest Dancehall and Reggae singles to drop so far in 2012 as well as songs and dubs from some of Canada’s premiere Dancehall acts. The name,That’s Big in Life was inspired by Gully Squad artiste, G Starr who also features on the mix.
The 83 track compilation features hits such as Cheating Games by Mavado and Raine Seville, Put It on Hard by Vybz Kartel and Gyal A Bubble by Konshens. Additionally, the mixtape features appearances from other prominent artistes such as Aidonia, Khago, Bounty Killer, Demarco and breakthrough Dancehall superstar, Popcaan while showcasing top Riddims such as the Real Reggae Riddim (Payday Music Group), Riva Stone Riddim (Boardhouse Records) and the Off The Bench Riddim (Fire Links).
The That’s Big in Life mixtape also highlights up-and-coming Dancehall stars currently based in Canada as there are features from emerging acts such as Faze with Stamina Man, and Eyesus with Hate We along with his well acclaimed collaboration with former Portmore Empire singjay, Jahvinci (We Hate Yuh First). Furthermore, promising young Dancehall star, Alty-B asserts his presence on the mixtape with dub versions of his hit singles, Splice andGun Shot.
That’s Big in Life doesn’t just focus on Jamaican top genres, however, as there are DJ Fella remixes of highly acclaimed hip-hop singles such as Out of My Head by Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz as well as Rack City by Young Money rapper, Tyga. Soca songstress, Destra also features on the compilation with her single, You Give Good Love.
Since the mixtape’s release in mid-March, That’s Big in Life has copped over 1,400 downloads and has received strong acclaim within the Dancehall community in Canada and Jamaica as well. Physical copies of the mixtape will also be made available later this week.
Download DJ Fella’s That’s Big in Life mixtape today, via Mediafire: http://www.mediafire.com/?mq28nqqb63lw508