Tomorrow is March 17th a date when the Irish and Plastic Paddy’s all over the world celebrate Lá Fhéile Pádraig or St Patrick’s Day. It’s a day celebrating Ireland’s patron saint (the man responsible for bringing Christianity to Ireland and who also banished the snakes from the Emerald Isle) where people wear green, don some shamrocks and in true Irish tradition get ridiculously drunk. Everyone seems to claim to be Irish when March 17th rolls around, so here are our top 5 drinking tunes from around the globe.
Thin Lizzy – Whisky in the Jar
Kicking off the list with an Irish classic from Thin Lizzy, not the usual thing we post on here but it being Paddy’s Day we must pay homage to a great Irish band with one of the best frontmen rock n roll has seen.
I’m ready to crown 2012 the year of wine raps, this latest jam from Droop E and man of the moment Kendrick Lamar is the new standard bearer for the vino raps. It’s actually kind of an anti syrup song but either way it’s lush and a fitting song from 2 artists i can’t wait to hear more from in 2012.
Inspired by the DJ Ayres Heavy Warmup mix series, here is our tribute to the excellent mixes (http://djayres.com/)
As our night focuses on music of Caribbean influence we have named it Fluffy Warm Up ; Fluffy is Jamaican slang for a larger lady.
We feel this mix reflects our warm up sets at HDD and follows the heavy warmup guidelines “No drops, talking or crazy Ableton trickery”
Ps: Download link is here
So the lovely guys at HHK introduced me to Droop- E’s I’m Loaded and it’s become one of my favourite songs. The Sade sample, the bridges, the time and place that the lyrics evoke, E-40’s extra double time patter. So i had to do it at Hip Hop Kareoke. If you have never been i really do suggest that you go. It’s weekly, every Thursday at the Social on Little Portland Street. You will have a hard time trying to find a nicer crowd and atmosphere for anything else in the capital. The place is filled with music lovers who will often help performers sing their way through even the most difficult of tracks.