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Exclusive: The DJ Alarm “Axum Mixtape”

The "Axum Mixtape" by DJ Alarm is a non-stop dancehall mix, not unlike any reggae mix you’d buy on Manhattan sidewalk — except it’s in Hebrew.  The artists on the tape flow over a number of different riddims, from the … Read More

By / August 31, 2010

The "Axum Mixtape" by DJ Alarm is a non-stop dancehall mix, not unlike any reggae mix you’d buy on Manhattan sidewalk — except it’s in Hebrew. 

The artists on the tape flow over a number of different riddims, from the more classical reggae riddims to some more original and surprising ones, including one that sample from "Enter Sandman" by Metallica.  There’s English speaking as well; words that seem carefully interspersed throughout the mixtape, like the reggae favorite, "bombastic." 

The Axum Mixtape, by DJ Alarm is one that a reggae fan–on any part of the globe– can get down to.  Put it on a for a fan, and say nothing about the tape’s origin.  If they don’t catch the occasional shouts to "Tel Avviivvv," they’ll probably think it’s something that Lee "Scratch" Perry produced.

Download: DJ Alarm Presents "Axum Mixtape" 

Update: Sendspace seems to be down.  We are working on uploading the album to a new site. 

Update: It’s working again!