After almost two years of the Style & Swagger show being on the air The Large, Why Delila and I (Kazabon) have decided to take a Style & Swagger hiatus due to our work commitments. From monthly recordings at the Reel Rebels studio always accompanied by one of Roti Stop’s famous rotis and some Red Stripes, to dancehall, bashment and soca filled late nights in the NTS studio – we really have had a blast.
We’ve had some fun times being interviewed by Callaby Mag, Mixmag and Time Out and had some amazing guest selectors and MCs on the show Serocee,Tuggawar, Fresharda, Wrongtom, 1TA from Part 2 Style, HDD’s Hootie Who and Murlo. Although we are taking a break from the show for a while, this is not the end – we are by no means stepping away from music. I will still be running things here at HDD with Hootie Who, The Large will still be running all things Shimmy Shimmy related and Why Delia will be writing for United Reggae. I want to say a big thank you to all of you who have listened to and supported the show. If you missed our final show, check out the podcast above – we played some S&S anthems and some of our favourite dancehall covers (some of these are pretty special especially Beenie Man’s cover of this). If you missed any of our past podcasts or are feeling nostalgic for the show check them out on our mixcloud page.
Joe Grime past HDD guest, host of the Bashment Show on Deja Vu Fm, and all round badman selector has been cooking up some serious surprises with Fresharda for Dancehall Jamboree. Fresharda is a UK MC to watch out for, his version My Queen on Perfect Harmony Riddim is a HDD favourite and was featured on our Dancehall Jamboree mix. After seeing Joe and Fresharda mash up Just Jam a few months back we can’t wait to see the pair in action on Saturday. We get to know a little bit more about their musical inspiration in this quick Q&A.
Fresharda joined Style and Swagger in studio for their Dancehall Jamboree special last Sunday. Press play below to hear an interview with Fresharda, brand spanking new tunes from his new reggae EP Cycle, and his freestyles on Riot Squad, White Label and Go Go Wine riddims.
If you haven’t heard about the massive dance that we are promoting with Physically Fit, where have you been hiding? November 26th is all about Dancehall Jamboree, a celebration of all things dancehall at The Big Chill House in Kings Cross. Here’s our promo mix featuring some of the djs and mcs who will be joining us on the 26th, give it a listen and get ready to make some noise!
Mr Willaimz – Set Da Standard (produced by Curtis Lynch)
Toddla T feat Kush, Mr Bailey, Siobhan Gallagher & Mr V – Lovely Girl
Vybz Kartel – Yuh Love
Dr Evil (aka Leftside) – Wine up your Body
Schlachthofbronx – Wine And Wave (Toddla T Remix)
Chico – Let Get it on
Lea-Anna – Kisses (Joe Grime Beach Front Remix)
Roots Manuva Vs Wrongtom – Bashment Bogle
Ms. Dynamite – Put Him Out (Curtis Lynch Jnr Danger Mix)
Yellow Man – King A Talk
Mr Vegas – Go Go
Mr Vegas – Certain Law (Murlo Refix)
Serocee & Poirier – Pickney Too Bad (Riddim Wise Remix)
Laza Morgan ft. Mavado – One By One (DJ Theory remix)
Ricky Blaze – Wine Pon Di Floor
Fresharda – My Queen
J.O.E. – How D Country A Run
Murlo – South Sea Riddim
Agent Sasco – Jacket