Sunday, 24 July 2011


I heard this last night - Jaguar Skills' latest mix for Radio 1Xtra, celebrating their visit to sunny Majorca recently. Here in the UK we've lacked the sun for such a summery-sounding mix of music, but luckily the sun is out today and this has been blasting intermittently inside and outside my house.

The mysterious DJ has been making mixes for Radio 1 and 1Xtra a while now, having a weekly slot on the Trevor Nelson Show with his 10 minute mixes. Though the comprehensive cast of artists and their songs featured in this pool party mix is impressive, it seems a little predictable at times - especially with Will Smith's large share and the crowdpleasing 'Jump' in all its various formats. But overall this is perfect for the atmosphere in sun-baked Majorca - Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. with 'Bang Bang Bang' is a surprise and very welcome appearance, as is the luscious 'Coma Cat' by producer Tensnake and of course Dizzee Rascal's 'Fix Up Look Sharp'.

Look out also for the very oddly placed "Santa baby..." - it works!

Music featured
Matti Roots — Jag Skills to Pay The Bills
Isley Brother — Summer Madness
Roy Ayers — Everybody Loves The Sunshine
DJ Pied Piper — Do You Really Like It
SebastiAn — Embody (DJ Premo Remix)
Wiley — Summertime
Brandy — Talk About Our Love
Cassie — Me & U
The Game — Ain't No Doubt About It feat. Justin Timberlake
R. Kelly — Ignition (Remix)
112 — Only You (Bad Boy Remix)
Jamie Foxx — Extravaganza
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince — Fresh Prince Of Bell Air
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince — Girl's Ain't Nuttin But Trouble
Cheryl Lynn — Got To Be Real
Sister Sledge — He's The Greatest Dancer
Will Smith — Gettin' Jiggy With It
Patrice Rushen — Forget Me Nots
Will Smith — Miami
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince — Summertime
Tina Moore — Never Gonna Let You Go
Tensnake — Coma Cat
Stardust — Music Sounds Better With You
Kings of Tomorrow — Finally
Katy B — Broken Record
DJ NG — Tell Me What It Is feat. Katy B
Nightcrawlers — Push The Feeling On
Fish Go Deep — Cure And The Cause
Nightcrawlers — Push The Feeling On (Adam B Remix)
Innercity — Goodlife
Katy B — Goodlife
Eric Prydz — Pjanoo
Blaze — Precious Love
Mark Ronson — Bang Bang Bang
Daniel Bedingfield — Gotta Get Thru This
De La Soul — It Ain't All Good feat. Chaka Khan
Funky Dee — Are You Gonna Bang
Yellowman — Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt
Damian Marley — Welcome To Jamrock
Buju Banton — Ring The Alarm
Reggie Stepper — Drum Pan Sound
Pinchers — Bandelero
Wayne Smith — Golden Hen
Barrington Levy — Here I Come
Yellowman — Zunguzeng
Mr Vagus — Hands Inna Da Air
Beenie Man — Who Am I?
Shabba Ranks — Ting A Ling A Ling
Shabba Ranks — Wicked In The Bed
Snoop Dogg — Ain't No Fun
Pharoahe Monch — Simon Says
A Tribe Called Quest — Scenario
DMX — Party Up In Here
Dizzee Rascal — Fix Up Look Sharp
KRS-One — Sound Of Police
House of Pain — Jump Around
Kris Kross — Jump
The Pointer Sisters — Jump
Harry Belafonte — Jump In The Middle
Magnetic Man — I Need Air
Rusko — Everyday (Netsky Remix)
Kanye West — Power
Jay Electronica — Exsibit C
Drake — Forever
Sub Focus — Let The Story Begin
Diddy — I'm Coming Home
Roy Davis Jr. — Gabriel
Rihanna — Only Girl
The KMDS — Never Stop Believing
Jaguar Skills — Outro

• Check Jaguar Skills' official site and blog
• Listen to more music on his Myspace page
• Or Jaguar Skills on SoundCloud
• And why not follow him on Twitter?

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