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The Bass6 – #SMMG2014 [Mixtape]

Toronto, ONThe Bass6 DJ duo just released a monster SMMG compilation mix titled #SMMG2014. In case you’ve been sleeping all year, SmashMouth did some massive things in 2014. This year saw five major project releases from the SMMG artists, as well as some slick polished video releases and monster single drops. You might also recall that dope weekly Bass6 Lucid Dreams mixtape series that became my regular dose of weekend pump-up jams.

This #SMMG2014 mix is a solid reminder of where – exactly – SMMG sits on the scene right now: they’re climbing to the top. This mix is proof. The Bass6 went through an entire year of SMMG music and put it all together in one condensed hour-and-eight-minutes-long “Best of 2014” mix. Listening to this brings back so many emotions; emotions I felt throughout this year whenever SMMG dropped something that devoured the scene.

The Bass6 - #SMMG2014 [Mixtape] -

Extra special shout-out to the SMMG kingpin, Brenden Hewko, for doing what only Brenden can do. B is one of my favourite people to work with. Hands down. He knows how to send a press release. And he genuinely loves and supports his scene. Toronto is lucky to have him working behind-the-scenes to get some of the city’s finest artists on the map.

Here’s the Cliff Notes version of what you can expect from the tape: there are the obligatory DillanPonders drug ballads of powdery loneliness that ranked amongst my favourite releases of the year.

There are raw hard-hitting chopper verses from New York’s own Vader The Villin, along with that one really dope lyrical jam-out joint he did titled “Lonely.”

There are all of those hard-hitting Jimmy B tracks that you’ve come to love because they always turn things up to that next level.

Then there’s SeT. SeT is kind of like the Childish Gambino of the SMMG fam; he’s goofy AF, and he makes hip-hop fun.

There are also a handful of joints from Flex The Antihero, who has a knack for f**king with your mind. He turns up, but he’s also hella intellectual on his bars. Also, that collabo track he did with Allan Rayman called “The Wicked” was a game-changer.

There are the Tay Lewis tracks that epitomized Coke & Cool (the title of his smoked-out trappy EP release that made drugs seem really awesome).

Finally, there are a few of M Mac’s wavy tripped-out remixes, which – admittedly – I thought were usually a step-up from the originals.

So that all said-and-done, huge salute to Brenden! Huge salute to the SMMG fam! If you’re not familiar with Tay Lewis, DillanPonders, Flex The Antihero, Jimmy B, SeT, Vader The Villin, M Mac, or The Bass6, you best pay attention in 2015. Big things are happening.

Track Listing

01 – Tay Lewis – Smoking Beaches
02 – DillanPonders – WHOA
03 – Flex The Antihero – The Wicked Ft. Allan Rayman
04 – Riff Raff – Lil Mama I’m Sorry (M Mac Remix)
05 – G Side – Statue (M Mac Remix)
06 – Jimmy B – Rotation
07 – SeT – Baussin’
08 – DillanPonders – GRUNGE
09 – Vader The Villin – Never Know
10 – PartyNextDoor – Over Here (The Bass6 Remix)
11 – DillanPonders – DOWNTOWN
12 – SeT – What We On Ft. Flex The Antihero
13 – Jimmy B – F.I.Y. (Remix) Ft. Smoke DZA & Flex The Antihero
14 – DillanPonders – SMCG
15 – Flex The Antihero – Big Dreams
16 – SeT – Bounce
17 – DillanPonders – HIVE
18 – Vader The Villin – SLIMGOOP
19 – Vader The Villin – Lonely
20 – DillanPonders – VITAMINS
21 – Jimmy B – Public Service Announcement
22 – DillanPonders, Jimmy B, SeT & F.E.L.N – 1800 Cocaine
23 – Flex The Antihero – Medicated Ft. DillanPonders
24 – SeT – Concepteur Etoiles
25 – Tay Lewis – Blasé Blasé

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