As we get ready to celebrate four years of Hipsters Don’t Dance on December 7th with Poirier and Serocee, we have selected four of our favourite tunes from Poirier (look out for our top 4 x Serocee tunes next week). Choosing four tunes was a pretty tough task as Poirier has an amazing back catalougue of productions, remixes and refixes. Ever since he dropped palance during his set at Red Bull x Major Lazer Notting Hill Carnival party back in 2010 we knew we had to have him dj at one of our parties! If you are not familiar with his work these selections will give you a taste of what’s in store at our birthday bash on December 7th.
Blazin is on the same album (No Ground Under) as another favourite of ours Go Ballistic from back in 2007, it was probably around this time that we fell in love with Poirier’s productions. Blazin features Face T on vocals and the pair always work well as a team.
Poirier gives us an African drum laden version of Press Up with this remix which we feel falls in the same category as Aidonia’s Tip Pon Yuh Toe and Spice’s Hot Patty Wine. It is part of the Booty Based Mob compilation which you can get here by naming your price!
Its no secret that we love soca here at HDD HQ and last year Poirier’s Soca Road EP provided us with some fresh power soca with an international vibe. Bring It On is our favourite track on the EP and features Cape Town’s EJ Von Lyrik riding Poirier’s signature soca sound like a pro! Kazabon chose this tune as one of her honorable mentions for top tunes of 2012.
We all know Erup’s big hit but who know’s about the remix ep that came out with remixes of the tune by Poirier, Grahmzilla, Nick Catchdubs and Lunice?! Poirier’s remix is our favourite and still sounds fresh today.
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The latest release in Senseless Records Synesthesia series sees a lot of people we really like team up. Walter Ego, Poirier, Face-T, Boogat and Lenkemz. So that’s grime, reggaeton, and dancehall all one one release. The myriad of styles on this EP isn’t a distraction just a collection of great music from a series of artists that we really like. You can download it on the 9th of July off their Bandcamp page.
You may know Face T from being one of Poirier‘s frequent collaborators or from his hits like Wha la la Leng, Blazin, Enemies or his recent single Jumbo.He has been a constant presence in our sets so we are pleased to see him release his new album. The 13 track LP produced by Poirier and Scorpio B covers a mix of reggae, dancehall and uptempo electro bass. Our favourite track on the album is Hands Up Deh which reminds us of Bollywood meets french courtisan electro, which trust us is a great thing, topped off which Spanish rhyming from Boogat. The title track featuring Cutty Ranks, shows that Face T can hold his own alongside a legend on this dancehall riddim. You can listen to an album minimix below and as a treat you can download the A Tribe Called Red remix of Jumbo here.
The album is available to buy now on itunes.
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