This riddim by St Lucian team Ace and Penn of Studio 758 and Slu Records has been getting a lot of play at HDD HQ since it came out a few months ago. Each cut on the riddim is strong and full of energy, with Kes’ Body Working and Kakal’s Salt Fish being firm favourites here. Leftside recently recorded Giddy Up on the riddim where we hear him (and his alter ego Dr Evil) go all country – we love it nearly as much as his cut on Benny Hill Riddim. Look out for this riddim in our future sets and mixes – Notting Hill Carnival’s on its way!
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’s edition is from Destra and soca cover song of Take On Me with Razorsharp on the remix.
We posted Machel Montano’s Vibes Cyan Done a little while back which is on the same riddim (Antilles from Precision Productions) but we are predicting that Bacchanalist from Kerwin Du Bois will be the groovy soca anthem of 2012′s Trini Carnival. The new Wotless perhaps?! It certainly leaves you with that same warm uplifting feeling. The official definition of Bacchanal is an occasion of wild and drunken revelry ……. we would happily join Kerwin’s crew of Bacchanlists
Speaking of post carnival blues, sometimes you just need something warm and shimmery to help with the comedown. This ska remix of Ansiket by Cocotaxi is perfect for that. I cant give you much more information but just put it on and think back to the clear 2 days of West London madness and this song with instantly add a wonderful hipstmatic glow to it all. Even that part when you eat dodgy stew chicken or got bumped into by 500 different people in 5 minutes.
You can grab this from the Cocotaxi soundcloud on saturday.