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HDD x NTS, Carnival Warm Up with Serocee, Aug 2019

August has arrived and the countdown to Notting Hill Carnival has begun and who better to join us on this month’s NTS show than King of Carnival Serocee. We chatted all things carnival and Serocee came through with the soca and dancehall for the perfect carnival warm up show. Listen back below, track list here.

HDD & Friends: Best Food to eat at Notting Hill Carnival

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Over the years we have asked some of our favourite djs, producers and carnival goers to share their Notting Hill Carnival tips with us. Here are some tips on food and drink at carnival (now updated for 2019).

 

Here are our tips for this year:
Call your local Caribbean takeaway and ask them if they have a spot at carnival, if not see if they can recommend a stall, there’s nothing worse than overpriced bad jerk chicken! If you can find a roti spot that does doubles that’s a winner, plus great for vegetarians. Our carnival drink is Appleton Estate rum with ginger beer and a squeeze of lime, avoid beers and stick to spirits if you don’t want to spend the day waiting in toilet lines.

 

For more carnival tips from us and Shy One listen back below
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For more carnival tips from us and Serocee listen back below
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Dan Bean 
I have one secret that will revive you in dark times. On Portobello road there is a place called the Grain Shop, they board it up during Carnival to look shut but if you push the door …it’s open. Never any queues and you get a big fuck off tray filled full of food that will keep you going. I’ve been going to carnival for 24 years now and still don’t trust the Jerk Chicken. Bring your own booze too, a lukewarm can of Red Stripe for a fiver taste like piss and takes the piss, go for Rum, alternatively for a classic carnival look buy a bottle of Alize.

 

Gabriel Heatwave
I don’t have a favourite stall but in terms of drink it’s all about a plastic water bottle full of rum…

 

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HDD at Alize Dance 2019

Last time we played at Alizé Dance it was an absolute madness! It’s back this Friday August 9th at Shoreditch Studios and we expect to party hard. If you wanna come through make sure to RSVP here before Friday for free entry and complimentary Alizé. See you there!

HDD at Lime of Your Life

Friday August 2nd we’ll be joining Jus Now at their Lime of your Life residency at Tola Peckham. Blasé Vanguard and Suns of Dub are also on the bill on the night alongside the Jus Now family. Plenty rum and plenty vibes promised, grab your ticket here and come lime with us, carnival’s coming!

HDD x NTS July 2019

Our July NTS show is full of favourites old and new. Listen back below, track list here.

HDD at Kaffa Coffee x OKK Daytime Dance

We had a wicked time playing at the Kaffa Live x O.K.K. party last month in Gillett Square. Thanks to Ony, Kemarr and Kast for having us down and big up all the daytime dancers. Listen back to our live set below, and chack out sets from Mishti, OK Williams, Day 8580, Stephseeks b2b Abz and OKK here.