What’s that? The sound of bass, bottles clinking on the floor and beautiful music surrounding you? Adult xmas aka Carnival is around the corner and for the second year running we are putting on a World Carnival Party.
After the success of last year’s HDD World Carnival party we (Kazabon and Hootie Who) have decided to throw another one, this time at the Old Blue Last. After last year’s affair with some of the leading international names in the scene (Dre Skull, So Shifty and Schlachthofbronx) we are focusing on some of the Uk’s emerging talents.
Moroka and Samrai will be joining us for another party celebrating the inclusive sound of all of carnival. From the Soca Floats, to the Dancehall and Reggae soundsystems to Nigeria Corner and more. Moroka is known for his SA dance sets and has worked the likes of The Very Best, Yadi and much more. Samrai is part of Manchester DJ and production team Swing Ting who have been profiled in Fact Magazine recently. We are excited to have two of the Uk’s leading up and comers on the bill with us.
We kick off carnival weekend with a gig thrown by the Loose Wires crew. Murlo is on the bill as well, so you know that it’s going to be fun. It’s at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes which will be definitely interesting. You can find out more info here.
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