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HDD DJs at Informed London Carnivale Party

You can catch HDD DJs, Kazabon and Hootie Who, at this carnival afterparty hosted by Informed London. The intimate atmosphere combined with a wicked selection of DJs (including past HDD guest Lukey) it is guaranteed to keep the carnival vibe going. The party is even sponsored by Old Jamaica ginger beer, what more could you ask for?!  Check the facebook event page for more details.

Style & Swagger at Notting Hill Carnival

Style & Swagger (aka HDD residents Kazabon, The Large and Why Delila) have a busy weekend ahead: On Saturday night they will be at Mudd Up at Open The Gate in Stoke Newington, on Sunday they will be hosting a carnival edition of their NTS radio show from at 1am, and on Monday they will be bringing their carnival soundtrack to the Extra Stout Sound System  from 5pm – 6pm. This soundsystem boasts a huge lineup over Sunday and Monday and a little birdy even tweeted that Stylo G may be stopping by on Sunday. To help you find your way check out Timeout’s soundsystem map.

Have a listen to the last Style & Swagger show for a taste of what’s in store!

HDD World Carnival Mix

We were thrilled when the opportunity to do a mix for Tropical Waste came about. We wanted to do something especially for carnival. So here’s our World Carnival mix just in time to get you amped up and ready for whatever this year’s Notting Hill Carnival has in store. Its an hour of tunes (mixed live) inspired by carnivals around the world. We tried to fit in variety of genres that reflected the unadulterated joy of carnival. So from South African house to Chicago Juke to so good old London Grime, we have it all.

Dolamite & Lady Chann – Nubian King (So Shifty Mix)
DJ Duke – Blow Your Whistle (Bruno Schmidt Edit)
Sinden – Diddy Dirty Money – I Hate That You Love Me (Sinden Edit)
Busy Signal/Altered Natives – Rass Out/Da Style Deh (Smutlee Blend)
Ghislain Poirier – Go Ballistic ft. MC Zulu (Toddla T & Duckbeats Remix)
Kes the Band & Kerwin Du Bois – Ah Ting
DJ Cndo – Terminator (Original Mix)
GuGu – AC Riddim
Omar And Zed Bias – Dancing
The Count & Sinden – Hold Me (f. Katy B)
187 Lockdown – Gunman (Original Mix)
Carnival  Ft. R.I.P. Vs. Red Rat – All Of The Girls (All Ai-Di Girl Dem)
Basement Jaxx – Bingo Bango
Gappy Ranks – English Money (Trrbo & Cat People Remix)
Marcus Price & Carli – JEXPERT!
Busy Signal & Machel Montano – Wooeeii Gal Wooeeii (Murlo refix)
Toddska – Gal From England
DJ Veteran – Under Mi Sensi
Checan & Ross Orton – Difference
Buraka Som Sistema – Hangover (BaBaBa) – Original Mix
Shy FX featuring Kano, Donae’o & Roses Gabor – Raver (B. Traits Breaking Bad Remix)
Schlachthofbronx – Schorschl Take 3 (feat. G.Rag und die Landlergschwister)
Dr Gonzo – Bust Dem Up (So Shifty remix)
Warrior One – Dreadzone yeah man remix
TRC – Oo Aa Ee (Original)
Ciar – Deuces (Dubbel Dutch Remix)
Cocky Balboa – Smoke Weed (Juke Mix)
Patch – Pipe
Blaze F J W – Palance
Chrissy Murderbot – Braaain
Murlo – Murlo vs Pow 2011
Murlo – Sero Riddim
John Wayne – Call The Police

Download the mix here

HDD Style ICON #3 Rihanna

As carnival approaches, we thought Rihanna would be a fitting style icon. She was seen earlier this month in a carnival costume in Barbados  and was spotted last month sporting a string vest as a beach dress. Yes Rihanna was wearing her string vest in the Miami heat, but here’s how to wear a string vest on the streets of Notting Hill (or wherever you choose to spend carnival weekend).

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Physically Fit & Shimmy Shimmy Present Saxon Studio

HDD residents Why Delia and The Large are joining forces under their Physically Fit and Shimmy Shimmy guises to bring you an afternoon of dancehall at the Big Chill House roof terrace in Kings Cross. Headlining the event is the legendary Saxon Studio whose members include such greats as Maxi Priest, Tippa Irie and Papa Levi. Check out Papa Levi and Daddy Sandy performing at Notting Hill Carnival in 2009 for a taste of what’s in store.

Also on the bill is MC Mr Williamz who will be joined by past HDD guest Joe Grime on the ones and twos, Wrongtom, Cool Hand Luke and Felix Hall, and of course Style & Swagger.  If this line up isnt enough to get your taste buds going, there will also be a BBQ on the roof terrace. For more info visit the facebook event page.

Why Delila and The Large have put this selection together in preparation for the event, their mix features some of the biggest tunes from the artists on the bill. Enjoy!

Westwood’s Carnival – Jay-Z

Tim Westwood, what can you say about him that hasnt been said already. The big man has been trending on twitter recently with the comments mainly being i hate him or i hate him and he is a legend. For me he is a legend someone that ahs done more for hip hop in the UK than almost anyone else. Yes he may be white and a son of a vicar but what has that got to to with anything that’s more a symptom of other people’s narrow minded view of hip hop. they say he acts black, as far i am concerned he isn’t. He is acting Hip Hop, on his show he dials it down but when in front of a television camera he dials it up and that’s where most of the hate is from.

One of the many great things he has done is upload some of his footage from his carnival stage show from the mid 90’s. I recently chatted to an older family friend and he told me that his favourite Carnival moment in 20 years was watching Jay Z before he made it big. And here is that video of a Du-ragged Jay-Z looking a lot less cool than he does now. It’s weird to think that certain moments crystallise musicians but according to 1 youtube commentator this is his/her moment realising that Jay-Z is a star.