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Hipsters Don’t Dance x August

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We are back at The Shacklewell Arms this Saturday August 2nd. You can find us in the back room aka the dancehall recreating the feeling of Carnival in the middle of Dalston. On the night we will have resident Murlo alongside HDD head honchos Kazabon & Hootie Who.

Imagine the house party in Sean Paul’s Get Busy but without the complaining Grandpa. Rum, batty riders, flags and more in our own World Carnival dance. We are on the road to carnival, you don’t want to miss out! Fete hard or go home!!! More info here.

Mavins x Dorobucci


Remember when rap videos had bigger budgets? Like Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy for Life. Imagine that except in South Africa and with 900 different artists on 1 song. This Don Jazzy produced gem has Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Di’Ja. Tiwa kills her part, it might be my fave thing she has ever done. This is probably the biggest song in Nigeria right now as its great at any function. Your granny could dance to this, your 3 year old nephew as well.

Timaya x Sanko


Song of the Summer alert. Timaya rides this simple afropop meets 90′s dancehall vibe in proper singjay style. The xylophone touches are what make you keep coming back to this gem.

Stella Mwangi x Biashara (ft. Kristoff & Khaligraph Jones)


It has been a while since we heard anything new from Kenyan/Scandinavian rapper Stella but boy is she back with a bang. This song does nothing but go for the jugular.

Ketchup x Coco Banana (feat Banky W)

There’s something quite nice about this dancehall influenced Afropop tune from Ketchup. The tune features EME’s Banky W whose verse reminds us a little of Gyptian’s Wine Slow. This one could be a summer bubbler!