7 months after our first World Carnival mix we are back with the sequel. This mix spans not only our musical influences but represents the sound of our heritage. The music that this generation of diasporas (Trinidad and Nigeria in particular) are making. So we have music from countries as diverse as Ghana, Trinidad, UK, France, Nigeria, Portugal and Germany amongst others. For us combing genres such as Soca, Azonto, House and Tropical Bass is natural and something that we have nurtured through our club night. We wanted to replicate the sounds we know are orignating from carnivals in Port of Spain, Calabar and London. We hope that you enjoy this mix, this is what we believe is our World Carnival.
Shank Ghetto Zigi Feat. Sonniballi Amanda Gnucci Banana Famalam Jam Sarkodie feat E U Go Kill Me Rayce Roll Bunji Garlin Bam Bam Shurwayne Winchester Feat Popcaan Nobody Badda Dan We Remix Atumpan The Thing King Bubba Rich Boy Riddim Instrumental X Presidents Diamond Rings Vybz Kartel Half On A Baby (Mosca Remix) Detboi Unleash The Hounds Hardhouse Banton El General Drums Of Death Venice Beach (Whole Sick Remix) Donaeo Feat Sarkodie Move To Da Gyal Dem Remix Kes The Band Precision Wine Sinden Feat Natalie Storm Pull Up Wheel Up Whole Sick & Tomb Crew I Go Sick Bambounou Aladji Timberlee Gunny Gunny (schlachthofbronx Remix) Hipsters Dont Dance Just Fine Without U (Mary J X DJ Tameil X Timbah X Lean Low refix) Popcaan Get Gyal Easy (Toddla T and Cass Lowe Remix) Pirate Soundsystem Bashy Bashy Buraka Som Sistema Candonga Redlight Get Out My Head Greenmoney Tropical Step Schlachthofbronx Apizaco
Every week the excellent So Shifty guys will bring you a performance that they deem #unf*ckwithable. You can give them suggestions on twitter just using that hashtag but ultimately they will decide. This week’s edition is from R and b legend D’Angelo.
Our Sheff homies Bad Taste are back at Meter (upstairs at The C.A.M.P) this Saturday. They are joined by Deft and the other homie Unknown Soulja. It should be a good affair, you can catch us skanking there. Also look out for a cheeky Bad Taste x Hipsters Dont Dance thing in the coming weeks.
Also on the bill will be Squarehead and Timbah who have both been receiving airplay from Toddla T, Monki (Rinse Fm) and Mary Anne Hobbs. The facebook event is here.
So Murlo has been a busy boy over the past couple of weeks. He hit the promo tour for the release of his EP on Wineyard Records. He joined the Style and Swagger fam (also HDD residents Why Delila, The Large and Kazabon) on NTS last sunday, you can listen to that session above (He went in with a bashy garage set for that particular mix).
He also got featured in XLR8R (one of the biggest music sites in the world) Bubblin’ Up feature, he talks about Shepshed, his beginnings and his love of Wine puns. It’s a great feature on someone who we are very proud of, he deserves the press that he is getting.
He also went on the Pollinate and Steak House radio show a couple of weeks back and did a more standard Murlo set. That intoxicating mix of dancehall, soca, tropical bass and garage classics that he is quickly making a name for. Make sure you check out their show often because it’s one of the best around.
On April 7th (part of the first bank holiday of the year) we will be joined by Whole Sick at our monthly residency at The Meter. We are excited to have one of the UK’s rising DJ’s come and play at HDD. Whole Sick is a renowned DJ not only in the UK but also across Europe, as part of the super successful Kool Kids Klub. He has recently moved into production and his collaboration with Tomb Crew I Go Sick is one of our favourite songs to play in sets. Of course you will have Why Delila and Illanja as well as HDD DJ’s Kazabon and Hootie Who bringing you the best in Hip Hop, Dancehall and Tropical.
Please note that we are still upstairs at The C.A.M.P, the venue has changed name to Meter (Nearest Tube: Old Street).
So E-40 dropped a 3 Lp album this past week, it spans 54 tracks and features a ridiculously strong guest list. You would think that the LP itself will tend to repeat itself, it doesn’t at all. Sonically, most of the tracks are geared to take advantage of bass heavy cars indigenous to E-40′s Oakland but you don’t feel like you heard the same song twice. It’s amazing to think that an artist creeping in his second decade of music would be able to release this amount of songs barely a year after a double lp release, E-40 does it with ease. I feel that Hip Hop in 2012 is youth orientated but pressure from the older generation means that a lot of homage has to be paid within the first LP or mixtape (Drake, i feel really pushed himself on his 2nd LP as he had rid himself of doing that homage stuff either in his 1st LP or appearing on close to 40 singles in that time). E-40 remains fresh by just being himself, hell he even still influences slang better than any other rapper. This LP is filled with them, its even better than a self help book.