Mixpak Records is a taste-making hub for our time. Modern, dimensional, and mosaic-like, Mixpak brings together influences from the worlds of club music, dancehall, rap and beyond and gives them the shared roof of a common home. Like Raphael’s famous painting, The School of Athens, the Mixpak artists represent a powerhouse of sounds that exhibit the label’s distinct branches of breakthrough urban and electronic music, as well as alternative culture.
With brand new releases slated for this fall and winter, Mixpak Records is revving up to be the record label to watch for in 2011. Founded by Dre Skull in early 2009, the Brooklyn-based imprint is the natural extension of both his work as a producer exploring numerous genres and his extensive international touring as a DJ.
As Dre Skull describes: “When I started Mixpak, I wanted to build something that could bridge many different worlds. With the music industry undergoing some cataclysmic shifts, there are interesting opportunities for creativity and we’re trying to play in that space”.
Here are my favorites from the Mixpak Sampler:
Sissy Nobby – Lay Me Down (Renaissance Man Remix)
Dre Skull – Gone Too Far ft. Sizzla (Buraka Som Sistema Remix)
Cory Blaine – Hot Plate (DJ Nephets Remix)
Pick up the entire Mixpak sampler here.