Why we love U82


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

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