Best of 2006 Pt. 3 - Mixes

Okay, last installment of the wrap-up .... the two mixes that I'm most excited about I just heard in the last couple weeks, so maybe it's just an issue of proximity and not quality .... but man, Serious Times has lodged nearly every one of its songs in my head for at least some portion of the past week ... really amazing stuff.

Federation Sound, Serious Times (XL)

What is it
Dancehall 2006, the roots re-invasion of digital continues after some great tracks last year like Richie Spice's "Youth So Cold." Mixed sound system style with air horns, rewinds and Federation dubplates.

What's on it
Turbulence - "Notorious"
Jah Mason and Simpleman - "Rolling"
Perfect - "Hand Cart Boy"

Rub-N-Tug, Fabric 30 (Fabric)

What is it
New York party DJs jump from their retro screwface 45's-on-33 style to mostly all new 12s.

What's on it
Gary Martin - "Turkish Tavern"
Dondolo - "Dragon (Shit Robot 'Fire Breathing' Remix)"
Lifelike & Chris Menace - "Discopolis"

Kiki, Boogybytes Vol. 1 (Bpitch Control)

Henrik Schwarz, DJ-Kicks (K7)

Optimo, Essential Mix (no label)