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Aidonia x Meet Again

A couple of weeks ago we mentioned that Aidnoia reminded us of Future in his last video. On this song he straight up sounds like him. The broken nature of Futures voice is replaced by the raspyness of Aidoniaon this love song. At first it’s like Future on love song, the instrumental might as well be a poor youtube cover. Then by the 2nd verse Aidonia speeds up like rem, you would during sex. Will be interesting to see if the clean version will make it onto radio or will he let this live soley in dirty format in the rave and online.

Aidonia x Boom Flick

Hootie Who’s fave cut on Toasted Riddim gets his own video with Aidonia playing the piano. This is good because it reminds me of Future’s Honest which has him playing the piano whilst a telenovela takes place around him. In HW mind he is crafting a video with the two artists combining songs and videos to form something truly special. Also note the Little Lenny interpolation.

HDD’s Top 20 Tunes of 2013


As 2013 comes to a close, it’s time for our Top 20 tunes of the year. This year more than others we feel that there is a growing scene with various radio shows, labels and DJ’s playing more and more of the music we love. There has been a lot more attention payed towards Africa, Soca finally getting more shine and Dancehall moving more and more into the mainstream. There may have not been a big crossover song but instead there has been many a song which has caught the imagination of the public. We have certainly seen a shift in our raves where people are demanding we play stuff that a few years ago they would have looked a bit lost at. Let’s hope that this momentum continues with more and more exposure to the World Carnival sound. This list has been based on the tunes that we have been playing out at our numerous raves, listening to at HDD Headquarters and generally being the best ones out this year.

Rizzla & Blk Adonis Batty Jack
O Money Pull Up
Bunji Garlin Differentology
Burna Boy Yawa Dey
Mavado March Out
Red Fox Hot Like Fiyah
Tarrus Riley To The Limit
Ice Prince feat Burna Boy, Yung L & Olamide  Gimme Dat
Wiz Kid Jaiye Jaiye
French Montana feat Nicki Minaj  Freaks
Mafikizolo feat Uhuru  Khona
Specialist & Ishawna Do For Love
Charly Black & J Capri Whine & Kotch
Macka Diamond Dye Dye
Vybz Kartel  School
Dubbel Dutch Dip So
Drake feat Majid Jordan Hold On We’re Going Home
Beyonce Partition
Aidonia Tip Pon Yuh Toe


SDC feat Poe & Boj Feel Alright
Popcaan Everything Nice
Popcaan Whine & Stop
Lady Saw  Heels On
Gappy Ranks & K Dot  Salute


Fuse ODG Antenna
DeeWunn & Marcy Chin Bunx Up
Farmer Nappy Stranger
Kari Jess Like A Genie
Tifa Tiki Tiki

Mr Famous x Play More Local

It’s soca season and in our favourite (soca) diss track of the year Mr Famous calls for people to play more local artists this carnival and return to playing soca greats like Mighty Sparrow, Mighty Shadow and Kitchener, instead of dancehall stars Kartel, Popcaan and Tommy Lee. We love soca and dancehall stars alike but Mr Famous’ Konshens, Rdx and Aidonia impressions in this track are pretty damn special!

HDD Top 4 x Poirier

As we get ready to celebrate four years of Hipsters Don’t Dance on December 7th with Poirier and Serocee, we have selected four of our favourite tunes from Poirier (look out for our top 4 x Serocee tunes next week). Choosing four tunes was a pretty tough task as Poirier has an amazing back catalougue of productions, remixes and refixes. Ever since he dropped palance during his set at Red Bull x Major Lazer Notting Hill Carnival party back in 2010 we knew we had to have him dj at one of our parties! If you are not familiar with his work these selections will give you a taste of what’s in store at our birthday bash on December 7th.


Blazin is on the same album (No Ground Under) as another favourite of ours Go Ballistic from back in 2007, it was probably around this time that we fell in love with Poirier’s productions. Blazin features Face T on vocals and the pair always work well as a team.


Poirier gives us an African drum laden version of Press Up with this remix which we feel falls in the same category as Aidonia’s Tip Pon Yuh Toe and Spice’s Hot Patty Wine. It is part of the Booty Based Mob compilation which you can get here by naming your price!


Its no secret that we love soca here at HDD HQ and last year Poirier’s Soca Road EP provided us with some fresh power soca with an international vibe. Bring It On is our favourite track on the EP and features Cape Town’s EJ Von Lyrik riding Poirier’s signature soca sound like a pro! Kazabon chose this tune as one of her honorable mentions for top tunes of 2012.


We all know Erup’s big hit but who know’s about the remix ep that came out with remixes of the tune by Poirier, Grahmzilla, Nick Catchdubs and Lunice?! Poirier’s remix is our favourite and still sounds fresh today.

Mr Renzo Feat Aidonia x Bend Ya Back Remix

As lovers of both soca and dancehall we love when the two genres collide like in this remix video for Mr Renzo’s cut on Soca Salsa Riddim. We are big fans of this riddim and it’s nice to hear Aidonia on a soca vibe. This video has been around for a few weeks but we just stumbled across it, and like a lot of videos Aidonia is in this one is NSFW.