I interviewed Murlo for Mixpak a week ago or so but i had some more questions pertaining to our night (5th March) and here they are.
Any other plans to mix beyonce and soca? Just hinting because we
like that idea?
Hah why not, maybe rihanna could do with a roadmix treatment as well?
Speaking of female vocalist who would you love to work with?
There’s some amazing vocalists i’d like to have on a track, terri walker has an amazing voice, Fay Ann Lyons, Lady Chann and Tifa are some others I respect, also would like to work with Anbuley as well.
Favourite uk tune?
haaaa such a hard question!! ever?! I’ve been listening to a lot of DVA tunes recently, his track with Fatima is incredible. Can’t really pick an all time.
again, very hard decision! Dancehall again is one of my favourite riddims at the moment, of all time Punanny riddim would be up there, so many great adaptations to it, Lt. Stitchie’s “Gangster” has to be my favourite.
Favourite neptunes beat?
On & on! Although “Signs” has to be one of the most played tracks on my itunes.
We recently found out that a good friend of ours was in a Lady Sov video, remember her? (Last we heard of her was that she was hitting on a friend of ours in Holloway). Anyway we got caught up watching old The Beats videos (Mike Skinner’s old Record label home to Kano, Example, Leo the Lion and The Mitchell Brothers at one point) and the Fit But You Know It remix video came up. The video is great because it has everyone at their youngest: Kano spitting about how “You think you’re a diva”, Lady Sov flirting unconvincingly with a guy (in hindsight this makes a bit more sense), Tinchy looking like he has bring his parent to a 12 a film and Donaeo singing about bigger women. It really is a blast from the past.
When we started HDD we didnt really know what we were going to be. We knew that we grew tired of going to the same sort of nights that disappointed us time and time again. Slowly and with a venue change we morphed into what we are now which is a mixture of Hip Hop, Tropical and Bashment.
We chose those 3 genres because that is the best way to describe a night that plays a ton of different genres. Booty Beast often plays a myriad of genres every month, as 1 DJ described it was that he didnt play the typical uk warm up set which would be r and b classics. He plays a set that is more akin to a US warm up set mixing in things from further afield. We ourselves aren’t afraid of playing Fela, disco edits, soul, funk and a bunch of other stuff. We do actually play other genres.
Ulysses 82 are not what falls traditionally in the Hip Hop, Tropical or Bashment genres. They are excellent purveyors of funk, disco and boogie. Genres that we all love but don’t hear out much enough. Think about all the popular genres at the moment, dubstep, funky, broken beat, hip hop…. All of them seem to be having a funk boogie edge to them. Joker’s Purple sound, Onra’s new stuff, Funkin Even, Sampha are all people that have this sound traced back in their work.
U 82 are easily one of our favourite DJ’s in london, trust us you dont want to miss them. You can listen to their classic mixtape Snowcones and AC
We thought that since the night has evolved from a smoky basement bar to the fun space that is upstairs at the Camp we should record a mix that reflected that.
Recorded live in 1 take whilst both of us were heavily medicated with flu pills the mix has a few rough edges… thanks dusty needles. It is the closest representation to what the night is playing the best in hip hop, dancehall and tropical.
Also look out for tracks from our March guests Ulysses 82 and Murlo……
A celebration of the people’s uprising in Egypt and the ongoing struggle for democracy. An uprising that has already deposed a tyrant of thirty years and now struggles onwards towards a democratic, universalist future.
We’ve (Wifey, Deep Teknologi and R1 Ryders) decided the best way to show our support is, of course, to throw a huge warehouse party to celebrate the resilience and bravery of those involved in the wave of peaceful protests currently sweeping the North African and Near East regions.
This is a benefit party to raise money for the charity EAUK: January 25th Victims – who will be providing funds to those families who lost loved ones during the protests.
Our friends and Germany’s own So Shifty teamed up with T and T’s MX Prime for this soca/funky jam. There are two versions available on their soundcloud for download. Trust me i’ve been singing “flame thrower……. Heavy Burner” randomly for the past 2 past two weeks.
You may recognise the name from his anthem Soca Warrior (see above).