Monthly Archives: July 2012

Murlo x Jubilee Fireworks Guest Mix

The man that is Murlo did a guest mix for Jubilee’s Fireworks radio show. His mix features some of the best music around including House, Grime, SA House, Dancehall, Soca and a bunch of other stuff guaranteed to get you moving. You can find the tracklist after the jump.
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Rayvon x Selecta

Shaggy’s right hand man Rayvon is back for his cut on the Kingston 13 riddim. A couple of months ago he appeared on ER (Jamaica’s number 1 music show) talking about the song in a behind the scenes type segement. In it we saw that this video was recorded mainly at Santos House in New York for the release of Shaggy’s new label The Ranch. Beenie Man showed up as well, there are also cameos from the biggest and brightest in the scene Max Glazer, Maasive B and others.

Art in The Dancehall reaches London

Art in the dancehall

The Large of Shimmy Shimmy and Al Fingers have been working extremely hard to bring us Art in The Dancehall, and we are really excited to see the fruits of their labour tonight at the London launch at Puma Yard. The exhibition recently spent a few weeks in Birmingham where it was well received but we are really excited to see it reach London. The exhibition focuses on Jamaican music art and illustration from the 1980s to the present day and features the work of Tony Mc Dermott (who created the artwork for Roots Manuva & Wrongtom’s Duppy Writer & Gregory Isaac’s Midnight Confidential) , HDD favourite  Limonius and new school artist Robin Clare amongst others. Unfortunately tickets for the launch are sold out but if you are at Puma Yard between now and August 12th be sure to check it out.

HDD Top 5 x Sports Videos

As London gets ready to host the world’s biggest sporting event we are getting into the Olympic spirit at HDD HQ. Here are our top 5 sporting videos covering athletics, gymnastics, boxing and table tennis.

Roots Manuva – Witness

Roots Manuva’s Witness is a tune that always gets a massive reaction at our events (and at pretty much every event its played at). The tune is a classic and so is the video, where we see Roots training to win at his primary school sports day.

Kanye West – Champion

Kanye in puppet form representing the US in the Unified games, this Steely Dan sampling track is taken from his Graduation album. Like many of Kanye’s videos at the time, it got released and taken down. It’s a shame because this is great.

The Fugees feat A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes & John Forte – Rumble in The Jungle

Taken from the soundtrack to When Were Kings – a documentary about the heavyweight championship between Muhammed Ali and George Foreman, Rumble in The Jungle features the Fugees and a heavyweight lineup of mcs. The video is an excellent juxtaposition of film clips and footage of the mcs in the ring.

Chemical Brothers – Elektrobank

Gymnastics is probably one of the only Olympic sports that I (Kazabon) take time out to watch. The video for Chemical Brothers Elektrobank features my favourite element of the gymnastic course – the floor routine. The precision and flair that gymnasts have in their routines never ceases to impress and this video captures all elements of the atmosphere, from the coaches, to the crowd, to the bitchy girls on the opposing team.

Air – Kelly Watch The Stars

French duo Air teamed up with Mike Mills, with whom they collaborated a further 3 times, for this table tennis inspired video. This is one event that UK people will be paying some attention to since the Mayor of London championed it as the British sport (apparently it was invented here and was called Wiff- Waff)

So Shifty Presents #Unfuckwithable

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 man of the moment Juicy J, whose renaissance is not only down to his unique style but his incredible work ethic.

Jeremih x Go To the Mo

Last summer before we took a short holiday to Spain and asked a bunch of people for albums to listen to. We got recommended Jeremih’s first lp by Rob Pursey. To be honest i wasn’t expecting much, his singles were ok but nothing great. What i heard was something that was a lot more promising. He really showed that he wasn’t your average hook guy. Since then he has gone on to be the guy to go to for hooks. Meek Mill used him for Amen (one of our contenders of song of the summer), DJ Drama’s My Moment (aka I’m On One part 2, nothing wrong with that) and Travis Porter Ride Like That.

As well as being the common denominator between all those hits he has been releasing a slew of mixtape cuts (for the upcoming Late Nights tape). The highlight being this ATCQ sampling Keep It Movin’. The song features his writing partner Marcus French and is a 2012 take on a boom bap classic. He also hopped on King Louie’s new banger Val Venis as well as the lead single Go to the Mo. There is an incredibly NSFW video but we aren’t posting that.