It’s officially June summer madness. This month, Ghanaian beatmaker JULS drops two 2-hour sonic gold mixes that will keep you trucking through the heat. Hip hop lovers will jump all over The Summer Cookout Mixtape [released June 4th]. The rainy season babymaker, the Back + Forth R+B Mix [released June 16th], brings back the buoyant brilliance of the 90’s groove.
DJ JULShas been on the grind in 2013. It’s only April and the UK-based Ghanaian producer has dropped three mixtapes so far – the V-Day lovers joint, The Cupid Shot Mix [Feb. 14th], the dancehall fever anthems on Di Bubble Mix [March 11th] and the redhot follow-up to last summer’s Afrobeat fix, DJ Jul’s AfroBeat Mix Volume 2 [released this Monday, April 8th]. Over the last several years, Juls has worked with all the Ghana greats from FOKN BOIS [Wanlov the Kubolor x M3NSA] to E.L., Yaa Pono, Sarkodie, Efya, M.anifest and more.
We’ve been fans of Ghanaian music producer Julian Nicco-Annan aka DJ Juls for a minute now. That affection got way deep with a mere listen of his latest opus – The Jungle Book Beat Tape 2.
That joint is the truth.
Juls has been dropping mixtapes throughout 2011/2012 like his life depended on it. Meanwhile he’s making life a lot happier for the rest of us with a revivalist soul music that blends nostalgic Ghanaian music + childhood stories with a fresh energetic corps of young hip hop artists. Juls composes brilliant soundscapes with a little help from Sarkodie, Wanlov, Lady Jay, Bils Rayoe, EL and Kay Ara, among others.
Juls – ever cool, calm + collected unless he’s going off on Twitter about a rapper or footballer who’s jacking up his love for the game – releases The Jungle Book Beat Tape 2 on his earth day.
Download your free digital copy right here and spread the love.