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Hipsters Don’t Dance Halloween

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This month HDD falls on Halloween weekend so we have asked a big bad producer Famous Eno (Mixpak) to join us and duppy the dance. He will be helping us bring some madness to the back room of The Shacklewell Arms. As usual we will be recreating the feeling of carnival in the middle of Dalston but this month there might be some ghoulish antics as it is Halloween weekend after all!

The Bogle and ‘Duppy Wine’ are encouraged!  Fete Hard or go Home!

£5 on the door from 11pm til 3am but it’s £3 entry for all in costume or you can email us to be added to our £3 list.

The Mavins x Adaboi


The Mavins are very interesting in the sense that teaming up together makes the weaker members bigger and have a bigger platform. If you look at it as a football team with Don Jazzy the manager, Tiwa the star player and the others a mixture of veterans and Newbies. Adaboi continues where Dorobucci left off, vibey, highlifey and fun. Something you can play and your gran would skank to. If your Gran doesn’t skank we feel bad for you.

W4 x Foreign Dance


It’s been a while since we have heard from W4 but he is back with foreign dance which is sparse but sort of housey afropop goodness. Produced by one of producers of the moment Philkeyz who seems to go for a alkaiyda tempo afropop. Look out for the strings towards the end of the track. I would love to hear just the instrumental one day.

DJ Olu x Bance (Feat. D-O)


This right here is the jam. Invasion (Bay Area) style beats with Naija swag all over it? Rick Flair Woo! Seriously right now we have to deal with artists trying top do the trap style when they go hip hop to middling affect. This is fresh and the tempos work so well. We tend to mix these styles together more than anything else and it’s great to see this all in play.

Kida Kudz x Ibrere (Remix Feat. Esdee, YFS, Yemi Rush, Sona, Hakeem YFS)


Incredible UK Afropop from these guys. The new Moelogo is dissapointing in the sense that it took something visceral and turned it into some bland. This is raw and exciting and can’t wait to run this in the club.

Burna Boy x Check & Balance

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Burna Boy’s last offering Don Gorgon wasn’t really doing it for us here at HDD HQ but Check & Balance is one we can get in to. Burna continues his dancehall flow on this one and could almost be his take on Bam Bam riddim.