Every week the excellent So Shifty guys will bring you a performance that they deem #unf*ckwithable. You can give them suggestions on twitter just using that hashtag but ultimately they will decide. This week’ edition is from Ackie whose gangster classic Call Me Rambo features a litany of gun noises.
Ps you can also check out So Shifty’s latest remix of Smalltown DJ’s featuring past HDD Guest Alanna Stuart of Bonjay over here.
It’s been while since we caught up with Canadian duo Alanna and Ian and boy have they been busy. They did an amazing
mix for Sub|Div which evokes the memories of early Timbaland, Hype Williams videos and that wonderful period of experimentation. Go listen to it now.
The Dapper Don of Switzerland did a mix for Jess Jubilee’s Brooklyn Radio show. The mix features the usual mix of Wildlife! staples Dancehall, some of his great retouches and some lovely bass tunes. Also the passa pass remix of Bonjay’s Stumble makes an appearance.
Bonjay were absolutely fantastic on Saturday at The Camp, it really was something really special. Their set covered dancehall, soca, hip hop, drum and bass and jungle and then they even did a little mini set. You can check out the video of them performing Glitch above. You can see the rest of them here.
You can grab their single here (it comes with a limited edition notebook).
They also were interviewed by Kate Hutchinson (Time Out Clubbing Editor) about their influences and also how they found playing at HDD.
We are super excited to have Alanna and Pho aka Canadian duo Bonjay, joining us at Hipsters Dont Dance June Session.
When asked in a recent interview, what part dancehall plays in the Bonjay sound, Alanna’s reply was as follows: It’s the dancehall attitude and openness to anything. The kick-drum and the bass.
HDD regulars know that musically we share a similar belief and like to shake it up with a variety of genres so you can see why we thought a Bonjay dj set at HDD would be something truly special.
Named after a phrase in Grenadian patois meaning ‘Good God’ Bonjay aim for their music to come as a pleasant surprise to the ear. If you havent experienced the Bonjay sound prepare for a mix of synth stabs, big bass, dancehall drums, airhorns and silky vocals.
You can listen to some of their tacks below including Creepin and Stumble which will be released as a double A side on June 6th. As part of the release, One Bird Records are including a limited edition notebook with orders of the single.