Category Archives: HDD Guide to Notting Hill Carnival

Kazabon & Hootie Who at The Get Down

HDD at The Get Down

We will be spinning our favourite bashment and soca carnival classics tonight at The Get Down alongside J Squared and Jimmy Plates. The vibes will be right with all you favourite carnival classics all night at The Book Club. Check out the carnival classics mix below mixed by us and J Squared for a taste of what’s in store. Carnival weekend starts here!

The Get Down Carnival Classics by Hipsters Dont Dance on Mixcloud

The World Carnival Zip 2014

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To celebrate Notting Hill Carnival and the HDD x Swing Ting World Carnival party on 24th August at Birthdays. We have all teamed up to release a zip full of remixes, blends and edits to get you in the mood. Sharda, Famous Eno , The OG Mr Fox, Swing Ting and Samrai have all contributed to the Zip. You know what to expect! Ps there is an extra special gift if you download the zip in full.

download the zip in full to unlock another carnival special

World Carnival #6

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It’s that time again, carnival is nearly upon us and that means time for another installment of our World Carnival mix series. The latest addition is number 6 in the series and was kindly hosted by Don’t Watch That as a carnival edition of their Don’t Mix That series.  Get this through your speakers and head over to Don’t Watch That to read a carnival themed Q&A with us.

As per the other mixes we have featured tunes we have been bumping at HDD HQ and at our monthly parties, spanning soca, dancehall, afropop and club music. It will definitely get you in the mood for Notting Hill Carnival and for our World Carnival party this Sunday.

Download the mix here


Stush  HDD Intro
MJ Cole  Crazy Love (Murlo Edit)
Kes  Endless Summer
Hipsters Don’t Dance  Style Up
Popcaan Cool It
Tinashe  2 On (Murlo Refix)
Kranium  Nobody Has To Know (Show Me Remix)
Moelogo  The Baddest Remix (feat. Giggs)
Mavado Nuh Trust Friend
Leftside Wickidest Wine
Ward 21  Spot The J
Raine Seville  Mad Dem
Demarco  Gyal Anthem
Gage  Hello Kitty
Busy Signal  Saddle Up
Timaya  Sanko
Patoranking Girlie O
Arri Peters We Drinking (Feat. D’Chancellor)
Joey B  Tonga (Feat. Sarkodie)
Marcy Chin  Bounce (Feat. Ward 21)
Bunji Garlin  All O’Dem
Patrice Roberts  Wukking Up
Navino  Give God The Glory
Machel Montano  Drop It Down
Kes  Never See Come See
Busy Signal  Luv Gyal
Owiny Signoma Band  Nyiduonge drums
Tl Dreamz  Undi Da Ki Penha (Feat. DJ Djeff)
Wizkid Show Me D Money
Major Notes  419 Riddim
Gaia Beat  Timpelequece (Feat. Fiuk Tutuka)
Bunji Garlin Gi Dem Dey
Olatunji Yearwood  Wha Yuh Drinkin
Jubilee  I-95
CYPHR & Sudanim  U Most
Robzilla  Calling All Girls (Samrai’s World Carnival Remix feat Fox )
Konshens & J Capri  Pull Up To Mi Bumper (#G2DJ Remix)
Girl Unit  Club Rez (Rizzla’s Club Cecile Bootleg Kunq)

Hipsters Don’t Dance & Swing Ting Present World Carnival

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This year we are happy to announce we are teaming up with Manchester’s Swing Ting crew for our annual World Carnival party.We (Kazabon & Hootie Who) will be repping the HDD flag at Birthdays on Carnival Sunday with Loughborough’s baddest export and HDD resident; Murlo.

Joey B aka Lord Swang will be decked out in a white tee repping Swing Ting, joined by dusty-fingered soundboys Platt & Samraialongside MC/singjay/vibist, the honourable Mr Fox.

Extended family Famous Eno & Trigganom feature as special guests, hot off blazing down sessions from London to Leeds. Expect Eno’s ruffneck productions to be ridden with ferocity by Mic-magician Trigganom. Bawl out!

All keen, lean, dancehall kings and queens, witness the combination of these two teams!

Get £3 early bird tickets here (while they last).

Best Spots to Eat at Notting Hill Carnival 2014

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This year our favourites Roti Stop will have a stall at Notting Hill Carnival, find them at Cambridge Gardens and join the line for some Doubles!!!! For more tips on where to eat at Notting Hill Carnival check out the following posts (Wrongtom and Tropical Waste got the veggies covered).

Best spots to Eat 2011 / Best Spots to Eat 2012 / Trini Gladiata’s Tips

Notting Hill Carnival Soundsystems 2014

As you will see from our past posts we and our friends have given you advice on soundsystems since 2011. The advice from 2011, 2012 and 2013 is all still relevant and make sure to check out those posts as a lot of the soundsystems will still be there this year. Remember the soundsystems will be there on carnival Sunday and Monday but Sunday is children’s day so it’s a little bit quieter. If you are planning on going to carnival on Sunday Keshav from Jus Now will be doing a drumming workshop in Powis Square from 3pm.

This year we are seeing differnt star studded lineups on different soundsystems and on Carnival Monday. We will most likely be checking out Toddla T’s Soundsystem at the corner of Alderson Street and Kensal Road,

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The Nigerian Corner on Adela Street (it’s the next street over from Toddla T’s soundsystem, plus we heard Patoranking, Phyno and Davido are in town so who knows they may pass through), The Digital Soundboy soundsystem is also one to check out on Tavistock Road.

For more soundsystem info and a map check out the Time Out guide here.

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