Last Thursday in the run up to our 5th birthday celebrations we did a 2hour 5th birthday special on our Radar Radio show. We packed the show full of HDD anthems and tunes from past HDD guests that have been shelling down our parties over the last 5 years. Listen back or download above.
Whenever we hear that Dre Skull is releasing a dancehall riddim we know we are in for a treat, Smoke Machine, Kling Klang, Loudspeaker are all staples in our sets and Blacklight Riddim was another favourite from the minute we heard it. Dre Skull also has a skill of picking the perfect artists for his riddims, with four cuts from Konshens, QQ, Spice and Tifa all giving it their best, there’s no need for any more.
Check out Dre Skull chatting to the Fader about the riddim here and go buy it here.
Gappy Ranks is one of those great versatile dancehall artists who sounds just as good on a concious reggae tune as he does on a slack dancehall riddim. Generation for us is the stand out cut on Old Fasion Riddim and reminds us of Gappy’s Put the Stereo on. The video is a nice ode to his area Harlesden and the people and sounds he grew up with. Support the tune here.