Category Archives: HDD Strictly Riddms Mix Series

Strictly Riddims No 15 Mixed by Joey B

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Our Strictly Riddims mix series focuses on instrumentals. With this series we hope to increase appreciation for dancehall riddims and instrumentals as we feel that in dancehall the productions and producers don’t often get the props they deserve.

We return back to the mix’s dancehall roots with Manchester based Joey B. As part of both the Hot Milk and Swing Ting crews he is quite familiar around these parts (he is a badman dj). Here is what Joey had to say about his mix.

In terms of how I put the mix together, its a one take mix, where I just drew for some of my favourite Bashment riddims from over the years, new and old, in no particular order. Most of these are played from Jamaican release 45s, with some CD juggling too. I wanted to give some shine to the riddims that have stood the test of time for me, and also to the new ones that I’m feeling right now. Was well good fun doing the mix, and great to bring the producers and labels to the fore.

Download the mix here

Don’t forget to check out Joey’s soundcloud and the Hot Milk page.

Strictly Riddims No 15 Mixed by Joey B by Hipsters Dont Dance on Mixcloud

Strictly Riddims No 14 Mixed by Bison Squareffekt

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Inspired by dancehall riddims and the recent work of two of our favourite producers Murlo (Quartz EP) and Dubbel Dutch (Self Help Riddim), we have decided to launch the HDD Strictly Riddims mix series focusing on our favourite instrumentals. With this series we hope to increase appreciation for dancehall riddims and instrumentals as we feel that in dancehall the productions and producers don’t often get the props they deserve.

Then the mix series went away for a while. We are happy to announce it’s back and we got 2 exciting producers from our cultural partner Enchufada‘s label. Bison and Squareffekt have crafted a mix full of tracks that “evoke a cinematic space journey that launches out of Africa and connects to the West.” You should also check out their work on the recent We Call it Zouk Bass II compilation which is also out on Enchufada on Monday.

We couldn’t think of a better combo to bring back the mix series and take it into exciting new directions.

Don’t forget to check out their respective pages here Bison and Squareffekt.

Strictly Riddims No 14 Mixed by Bison & Squareffekt by Hipsters Dont Dance on Mixcloud

Stritcly Riddims No 13 Mixed by Samrai

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Inspired by dancehall riddims and the recent work of two of our favourite producers Murlo (Quartz EP) and Dubbel Dutch (Self Help Riddim), we have decided to launch the HDD Strictly Riddims mix series focusing on our favourite instrumentals. With this series we hope to increase appreciation for dancehall riddims and instrumentals as we feel that in dancehall the productions and producers don’t often get the props they deserve. The 13th mix in the series is by Samrai from Manchester crew Swing Ting. If you don’t know about Samrai, you should! Not only a great DJ (make sure you see him when you can) but a great producer as well. His mix focuses on well i’ll let him describe it:
“Going for a 12″ version excursions selection ft. 80s computer / digital dancehall into 90s with a few 00s pieces to finish off as I thought they hadn’t been covered as much by the series.”
You can check out all the 12″s here.
You can download the mix here.
You can found out more about Samrai here

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Strictly Riddims NO 12 Mixed By Knomad

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Inspired by dancehall riddims and the recent work of two of our favourite producers Murlo (Quartz EP) and Dubbel Dutch (Self Help Riddim), we have decided to launch the HDD Strictly Riddims mix series focusing on our favourite instrumentals. With this series we hope to increase appreciation for dancehall riddims and instrumentals as we feel that in dancehall the productions and producers don’t often get the props they deserve. The 12th mix in the series is by New York’s Knomad, the Dj, curator and radio host who calls himself ‘the bearded riddim purveyor’ recorded a mix that is an ‘exploration of the grey areas between versions, hip hop instrumentals, and bass music’.Make sure you check out his radio show on RWD Fm. We should also mention that he recorded this mix live in one take using serato & 1200s, pioneer mixer, outboard fx & his own custom made 4 bit dub siren.
You can download the mix here
You can find out more from Knomad here

Strictly Riddims No 11Mixed By Fantasy Thrilla

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Inspired by dancehall riddims and the recent work of two of our favourite producers Murlo (Quartz EP) and Dubbel Dutch (Self Help Riddim), we have decided to launch the HDD Strictly Riddims mix series focusing on our favourite instrumentals. With this series we hope to increase appreciation for dancehall riddims and instrumentals as we feel that in dancehall the productions and producers don’t often get the props they deserve. The 11th mix in the series is by NY’s Fantasy Thrilla, having become a fan of his on soundcloud we have made sure to check out what he has been up to. Whether it’s dancehall, vogue , bounce or whatever else he wants to wrap his gifted production skills around he is a talent to look out for. This mix takes us through some newer dancehall rididms to the newer tropical bass influenced riddims from across the world.
You can download the mix here
You can find out more from Fantasy Thrilla here

Strictly Riddims No 10 Mixed by So Shifty

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Inspired by dancehall riddims and the recent work of two of our favourite producers Murlo (Quartz EP) and Dubbel Dutch (Self Help Riddim), we have decided to launch the HDD Strictly Riddims mix series focusing on our favourite instrumentals. With this series we hope to increase appreciation for dancehall riddims and instrumentals as we feel that in dancehall the productions and producers don’t often get the props they deserve. The tenth mix in the series is from German dancehall dons So Shifty.Their talents are so far reaching that it’s tough to narrow down what they do, if there is anything going on in the Europe that has to do with dancehall, soca or cumbia they are likely to be involved. For their mix they decided to switch things up a bit and focus on riddims from the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s. So we have 55 or so riddims expertly mixed into a wonderful 20 minute span.
You can download the mix here
You can find more So Shifty here