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HDD’s Top 20 Tunes of 2013

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As 2013 comes to a close, it’s time for our Top 20 tunes of the year. This year more than others we feel that there is a growing scene with various radio shows, labels and DJ’s playing more and more of the music we love. There has been a lot more attention payed towards Africa, Soca finally getting more shine and Dancehall moving more and more into the mainstream. There may have not been a big crossover song but instead there has been many a song which has caught the imagination of the public. We have certainly seen a shift in our raves where people are demanding we play stuff that a few years ago they would have looked a bit lost at. Let’s hope that this momentum continues with more and more exposure to the World Carnival sound. This list has been based on the tunes that we have been playing out at our numerous raves, listening to at HDD Headquarters and generally being the best ones out this year.

Rizzla & Blk Adonis Batty Jack
O Money Pull Up
Bunji Garlin Differentology
Burna Boy Yawa Dey
Mavado March Out
Red Fox Hot Like Fiyah
Tarrus Riley To The Limit
Ice Prince feat Burna Boy, Yung L & Olamide  Gimme Dat
Wiz Kid Jaiye Jaiye
French Montana feat Nicki Minaj  Freaks
Mafikizolo feat Uhuru  Khona
Specialist & Ishawna Do For Love
Charly Black & J Capri Whine & Kotch
Macka Diamond Dye Dye
Vybz Kartel  School
Dubbel Dutch Dip So
Drake feat Majid Jordan Hold On We’re Going Home
Beyonce Partition
Aidonia Tip Pon Yuh Toe

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SDC feat Poe & Boj Feel Alright
Popcaan Everything Nice
Popcaan Whine & Stop
Lady Saw  Heels On
Gappy Ranks & K Dot  Salute

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Fuse ODG Antenna
DeeWunn & Marcy Chin Bunx Up
Farmer Nappy Stranger
Kari Jess Like A Genie
Tifa Tiki Tiki

Victoria Kimani x Queen Victoria


This mixtape by Nigeria Afro-pop star Victoria Kimani might be my favourite mixtape of the year. Granted Victoria is not going to blow you away with her vocal prowess but what we have here is an excellent combination of great music selection and Victoria changing up her style. On this tape you can find Freaks( see above), Body Party and Lengoma all on the same tape. Also there is some Bob Sinclair lyrics, Banky W, Lynxx and more.
You can download the mixtape here.

French Montana x Freaks (Feat. Nicki Minaj)


Some things you don’t need to waffle on about, instead facts suffice. Bam Bam Riddim + Africa’s number 1 rapper + Nicki Minaj = potential summer hit.

QQ x Ghetto Gyal


In the next couple of weeks we will be all posting the video of Vicious’ jam Freaks as French Montana (Africa’s number one rapper) and America’s sweetheart Nicki Minaj have teamed for a new song with Freaks as the sample. I thought it would be a good time to check up on another child dancehall star, this time QQ of the infamous Stukie (not this Stooki). He has a new track dedicated to the Ghetto Gyals and it’s pretty good.