We don’t know what’s exactly in the water right now but various influences came together at the same time for this riddim mix to happen. First of all you have Spooky‘s Coolie Joyride EP out on Oilgang records, look out for the refixes especially the Samename one. Then you have Spooky’s mix for Mixpak where he showcases his favourite examples of Grime and Dancehall meeting up. You also have last year’s 10 year anniversary of Grime, Oil Gang’s reggae mix he sent us, Slackk and Murlo’s work ethic and Natalie Storm Boys for Breakfast being used by Adidas for their latest campaign(see above). Then there was the tease that we are finally going to hear the sequel to Showa Eski called Showa Step. All of it combined to make us want to do a riddim mix combining the two riddims and cuts from Donaeo, Kano, Ward 21, Natalie Storm, Einstein and the man himself Wiley. Shout out to Commander B for making Pum Pum riddim and Prodigal Entertainment for the riddims themselves.
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We have been playing this tune at our events since we heard it a little while back, and are happy to see that Fuse ODG has finally dropped the video with a special verse from Donaeo and cameo from comedian Eddie Kadi. Its nice to see that Tiffany also features in the video, showing you her moves on the ‘Azonto Cam’ – what better way to learn the Ghanaian dance.
Catch us alongside Fuse ODG at Roundhouse Rising presents Kiss My Teeth this Thursday.
7 months after our first World Carnival mix we are back with the sequel. This mix spans not only our musical influences but represents the sound of our heritage. The music that this generation of diasporas (Trinidad and Nigeria in particular) are making. So we have music from countries as diverse as Ghana, Trinidad, UK, France, Nigeria, Portugal and Germany amongst others. For us combing genres such as Soca, Azonto, House and Tropical Bass is natural and something that we have nurtured through our club night. We wanted to replicate the sounds we know are orignating from carnivals in Port of Spain, Calabar and London. We hope that you enjoy this mix, this is what we believe is our World Carnival.
Zigi Feat. Sonniballi Amanda
Gnucci Banana Famalam Jam
Sarkodie feat E U Go Kill Me
Bunji Garlin Bam Bam
Shurwayne Winchester Feat Popcaan Nobody Badda Dan We Remix
Atumpan The Thing
King Bubba Rich Boy Riddim Instrumental
X Presidents Diamond Rings
Vybz Kartel Half On A Baby (Mosca Remix)
Detboi Unleash The Hounds
Hardhouse Banton El General
Drums Of Death Venice Beach (Whole Sick Remix)
Donaeo Feat Sarkodie Move To Da Gyal Dem Remix
Kes The Band Precision Wine
Sinden Feat Natalie Storm Pull Up Wheel Up
Whole Sick & Tomb Crew I Go Sick
Timberlee Gunny Gunny (schlachthofbronx Remix)
Hipsters Dont Dance Just Fine Without U (Mary J X DJ Tameil X Timbah X Lean Low refix)
Popcaan Get Gyal Easy (Toddla T and Cass Lowe Remix)
Pirate Soundsystem Bashy Bashy
Buraka Som Sistema Candonga
Redlight Get Out My Head
Greenmoney Tropical Step
Download the mix here
Donaeo is constantly putting out great music, from his Farmer Yardie days to Devil in a Blue Dress to African Warrior. More recently he has released a new lp and also a free Ep featuring man of the moment Sarkodie. On his last Lp he released a Uk version of the Rick Ross mixtape cut Even Deeper. The original featured a Barry White sample whilst on the UK version Donaeo covers him whilst Giggs adds the gruffness. It seems that Doneao has caught the us rap bug and has covered Meek Mill’s Houseparty (also the theme tune to our podcast series). He adds his own touches to it and really makes it his own.
As 2011 is coming to a close we decided to do the near- impossible task of picking our top 20 tunes of the year. Based on the tunes we have been playing out and the tunes we have been listening to at HDD Headquarters, in no particular order, here are our top hip hop, dancehall and tropical tunes of 2011.
Schlachthofbronx – Wine & Wave (Toddla T Remix)
Darq E Freaker – Cherryade
Shal Marshall – Motorbike
Kelly Rowland feat Lil Wayne – Motivation
Tomb Crew feat Illaman, Rubi Dan & Juxci D – Watch This
Adele – Rolling in the Dub (Shepdog Mix)
Mr Vegas – Certain Law (Murlo Notting Hill Dub)
Vybz Kartel – Go Go Wine
Serocee – Oh Na Na
Walter Ego feat Coco & K Dot – Calm Down
Buraka Som Sistema – Hangover
Shy Fx – Raver (B Traits Remix)
Beyonce – Countdown
Toddla T feat Wayne Marshall & Skream – Streets So Warm
Laza Morgan feat Mavado – One by One (DJ Theory remix)
Stylo G – Call Me a Yardie
Kes The Band – Wotless
DJ Khaled feat Drake, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross – Im on one
Jay Z and Kanye West – Niggas in Paris
Leftside & Shaggy – Jump up Around
It was extremely difficult to pick our top 20 tunes of the year, here are the tunes that came close but did not quite make the top 20.
We recently found out that a good friend of ours was in a Lady Sov video, remember her? (Last we heard of her was that she was hitting on a friend of ours in Holloway). Anyway we got caught up watching old The Beats videos (Mike Skinner’s old Record label home to Kano, Example, Leo the Lion and The Mitchell Brothers at one point) and the Fit But You Know It remix video came up. The video is great because it has everyone at their youngest: Kano spitting about how “You think you’re a diva”, Lady Sov flirting unconvincingly with a guy (in hindsight this makes a bit more sense), Tinchy looking like he has bring his parent to a 12 a film and Donaeo singing about bigger women. It really is a blast from the past.