FADER Mix: Chromatic Sound

The Jamaican dancehall crew links with Popcaan once more for 40 mins of magic.

June 09, 2015

Chromatic Sound is a five-strong dancehall crew from Kingston, Jamaica that knows how to raise the roof. Creep Chromatic, who moonlights as former FADER cover star Popcaan's DJ, co-founded Chromatic Sound with MC Niko Chromatic, and completing the line-up are JR Chromatic, also an MC, and DJs Shantonio Chromatic and Heavy D, who contribute mix engineering and remix-making skills, respectively.

The Chromatic crew have linked with Popcaan many times over the years—most notably for a 2012 mixtape that was instrumental in the latter's rise—and this brand new FADER Mix builds on that relationship, while also tipping a hat to still-incarcerated dancehall legend Vybz Kartel and Popcaan's No.1 fan, Mr OVO himself. Listen below and scroll down for Creep Chromatic's thoughts on tour life and this seriously jam-packed tracklist.


Where are you right now? Please describe your surroundings. I'm alone in the studio. It's 3:18AM now, and I just took a break from working on this mixtape, because my manager Carleene called and reminded me that FADER needs the answers submitted asap.

Tell us a bit about your mix—what do you imagine people doing while listening to it? It's the third installment of our traditional Popcaan x Chromatic collaborative effort. It's called "Fixtings Fixtape." I imagine listeners to be entertained full-circle, by everything from lyrics of all topics to fun-filled skits, jokes, and new slangs. It will definitely be another timeless mixtape, like the last two.

What do you like about working with Popcaan? To me, Popcaan is just a natural. Everything about him being an entertainer is just too easy for him—he's entertaining when he's doing nothing. When we decide to combine ideas and make a mixtape with remixes, freestyles, and skits on a few of our favorite new and old school beats, it's a blessing.


What's the craziest thing that's happened to you on tour? Between Chromatic touring and touring with Popcaan, I've definitely been through my fair share of crazy: plane trouble, hotel trouble, altercations, groupies. I think one of the most memorable nights was playing the OVOfest afterparty with Drake and Popcaan.

What are your on-the-road must-have creature comforts? I need everything I pack and travel with: my laptop, cellphones, clothes, caps, shoes, toothbrush, deodorant, cologne—all dat.

And finally, what's your favorite dish to cook and how do you make it? My favorite pizza to order is a medium Supreme, no mushrooms :)


1. Intro
2. Bugle - Be Proud (Dub)
3. Vybz Karte l - Protect Me
4. D Major - Real Know Real (Dub)
5. Chronixx - Here Comes Trouble
6. Jesse Royal - Modern Day Judas
7. Notis And Iba Mahr - Diamond Socks
8. Taurus Riley - My Day
9. Tessanne Chin - Anything Is Possible
10. Chronixx And Kabaka Pyramid - Mi Alright
11. Dexta Daps - Seven Eleven
12. I Octane - Hurt By Friends (Dub)
13. Bugle - Da Style Deh (Dub)
14. Bugle - Annointed
15. Vershon - Inna Real Life (Dub)
16. Popcaan - Dem Nuh Worry We
17. Popcaan - Where We Come From
18. Kranium - Lifestyle
19. Dexta Daps - Shabba Madda Pot
20. Vybz Kartel- Man Straight
21. Vybz Kartel - Fix Up
22. Popcaan - Slap One
23. Alkaline - Fled Dem Ago Fled
24. Vybz Kartel - Money Pon Mi Brain
25. Vybz Kartel And Rvssian - New Jordans (Dub)
26. Vybz Kartel - Speedometer
27. Popcaan - Bad Inna Real Life (Rup Rup)
28. Vybz Kartel - Bare Vybz
29. Vybz Kartel - Dancehall
30. Popcaan - Way Up
31. Vybz Kartel - Keystone
32. Vybz Kartel - The Goods
33. Vybz Kartel - Without Money
34. I Octane - It Nuh Hard (Dub)
35. Demarco - Bun Up
36. Mavado - Nah Use Dem
37. Alkaline - Bagga Tings
38. Vybz Kartel - Nuh Trust People
39. Chi Ching Ching - Way Up, Stay Up
40. Ding Dong - Lowe We
41. Bling Dawg Ft Kreecha - Kreech
42. Ding Dong- Shampoo
43. Ding Dong - Bad Man Forward
44. Ding Dong - Bad Man Forward Trop Killaz Remix
45. Vybz Kartel - Hot Nigga Intro
46. Popcaan/Bobby Shmurda - Hot Nigga Remix
47. Vybz Kartel - Knock It (Dub) Remix
48. Drake - Energy
49. Drake - 10 Bands
50. Drake - 0 To 100
51. Chi Ching Ching - 0 To 100 Remix
52. Jamie xx Ft. Popcaan And Young Thug - Good Times
53. Popcaan - Unruly Prayer
54. Vybz Kartel - Outro


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FADER Mix: Chromatic Sound