Year Founded: 2012
Recent Favorites: Murlo, Palmistry, Popcaan
Lately it seems like Mixpak are taking over the East Coast—not a weekend goes by without a Mixpak party, and that’s definitely a good thing. Beyond the increased amount of Mixpak’s physical presence, chances are even if you’re not at a Mixpak party, you’re partying to Mixpak tracks.
Dre Skull’s Blacklight Riddim was on every dance floor this summer, Palmistry’s "Memory Teffeta" was the perfect mixture of pop and dancehall, and Murlo is following up his amazing Jasmine EP with an eight-track Odyssey coming in November. Oh, and Mixpak signee Popcaan appeared on the song of the summer, Jamie xx's "Good Times"—kind of a big deal.
We launched Mixpak Studios properly this year, and that's been an amazing progression for us. Being able to host our artists and friends—like Murlo, Palmistry, Jubilee, Konshens or Assassin, has been great. The music is the core of what we're doing so we're excited to have that in-house now and watch the vibes grow.