Toddla T has curated one hell of a line up for his takeover of SSP sound system on carnival Monday. Special guests Fuse Odg and Bunji Garlin were added this week and will be joining HDD favourites Serocee, Jus Now, Atumpan, Stylo G, Lady Stush and more between 12pm and 7pm Monday 26th at the corner of Alderson Street and Kensal Road. More details here.
HDD World Carnival Party
If you have been following our World Carnival mix series you know how we like to party and this year we are throwing our second World Carnival party, this time at The Old Blue Last. This year we will be joined by Swing Ting’s Samrai and Palm City Social’s Moroka alongside HDD residents The Large and Illanja. More details here.
Pump it up by di trucks
Following the trucks is one way to make sure you hear all of your favourite soca hits at carnival. A lot of people tend to overlook this part of carnival which is a shame because you really should experience it. HDD favourites Trini Gladiata (who also has a birthday party at Birthdays on Sunday) and Schlachthofbronx will be on the floats all weekend. Try and catch the Abir float as it will be serving free drinks all day, Schlachthofbronx will be at the Urgent Union Float on Monday.
Tucked away in the massive celebration of carribbean music is Nigerian Corner. Basically the biggest Nigerian street party in the UK. Wande Coal, JJC and D’banj have all performed before. It is only on the Monday at Adela Street.
Carnival 2013 Anthems
Every year has it’s anthems and this year we think Whine and Kotch and Atenna will be running things. We also included our dark horse picks for Carnival Anthem 2013, Jus Now – Tun Up and Mavado – March Out.
It’s almost time for Notting Hill Carnival which means it’s time for another World Carnival mix. The fifth mix in our World Carnival series celebrates carnival sounds from around the world, with tunes hailing from the UK, Trinidad, Jamaica, Nigeria and Ghana. The result being a flow between genres in a way that replicates what we feel is the perfect carnival experience. With the streets of Notting Hill Carnival calling us we thought we should include some songs that will be booming out of Soundsystems and the end of this month. Stream or download below and get ready for our World Carnival party on Saturday August 24th.
Konshens Ultimate Party Song Mavado March Out Hipsters Don’t Dance One Ting Deh DeeWunn Bunx Up (feat. Marcy Chin) Benny BlancoPuerto Rico [Remix] J Capri & Charly Black Whine & Kotch Konshens & J Capri Pull Up To Mi Bumper Spice Wine & Guh Down [Remix] Alison Hinds Drop it Nadia Batson Bring It On Busy Signal Pengeleng (HDD Extended Edit) Navino & Supa Hype Bend Over RDXKotch Spice Tiny Winey Bunji Garlin Send Woman Nigel Lewis Take That And Cool Dre Skull feat. Megan James & Popcaan First Time PSquare Personally Black Da Ghana Bwouy Vera (feat. Joey B) Farmer Nappy Stranger Flavour Shake The Rub feat Natalie Storm Dutty Gyal (So Shifty Remix) Mr. Vegas Party Tun Up Champion 1994 Gasmilla Innit Major LazerJet Blue Jet (feat. Leftside, GTA, Razz & Biggy) Destra Garcia Handle The Riddim 2ShyAzonto Girl Katy B What Love is Made of (Brackles Remix) Culture Beat Mr. Vain Rizzla & Blk.Adonis Battyjack AidoniaPon Di Cocky (Dubbel Dutch Remix) Spooky Coolie Joyride (Samename Remix) Bunji GarlinDifferentology (Smutlee and Famous Eno Remix) Morcee Black Hole
Like the other mixes in our World Carnival series the fourth mix celebrates carnival sounds from around the world, with tunes hailing from the UK, Trinidad, Jamaica, Nigeria and South Africa. The result being a flow between genres in way that replicates what we felt is the perfect carnival experience. With Soca Season in full swing we have sprinkled in some of our favourites from this year’s carnival offerings and there are also refixes from us and our HDD residents Murlo and The Large too!
Hipsters Dont Dance Abuzz Abuzz Abuzz Stylo G Press Up Major Lazer Bumaye (Watch Out Fi This) Ft. Busy Signal & Flexican Murlo Patang Riddim Vybz Kartel Sweet To The Belly (Samrai Refix) DJ AyresCarnival 93 Denise Belfon Pump It Up [By D Truck] Busy SignalNuh Inna Bull Dance Konshens Boost Har Up Leftside Bubble 4 Me Modulo TGB Dumbeemii ft Arrow Timaya Shake Your Bum Big Nuz Serious Burna Boy Tonight (Murlo Refix) DJ Gregory & Sidney Samson feat. Dama S Dama S Salon (Alvaro & Afro Bros Remix) Megan Walrond Fete Forever DJ Champion Selecta Zinc & A-Trak Like the Dancefloor The Mike Delinquent Project Step in the Dance (Zed Bias Vocal Mix) Nshona Blast Da Bomb Beat Mosca / Vybz Kartel Tek Bax (The Large refix) Architechs Body Groove (Original Mix MC Vers.) Kerwin Du Bois Backazz Salva & Brenmar Let Me Bang Kendrick Lamar m.A.A.d city (Mike G Bootleg) Faze MiyakeSnow Leopard Slem DemPlayground Vocal Jus Now One Time SonoraLa Isla Bonita
If you missed our World Carnival party a few weeks ago you missed one hell of a night! We were joined by Dre Skull, So Shifty, Dub Boy, Atki2, The Large, Murlo and special guests Schlachthofbronx at Visions Video Bar in Dalston for our first ever carnival party. The video shot by Anthony Olagun and soundtracked by Dre Skull’s Kling Klang riddim makes us want to do it all over again!
For our third edition of our World Carnival mix series we decided to focus on future and classic Carnival anthems. The result being a flow between genres in a way that replicates what we felt is the perfect carnival experience. Theree’s some Dancehall, Azonto, Soca, Garage (We had to! It’s a London Thing) and other sorts of Tropical goodness. We had to make sure to include our headliners of our World Carnival themed Party that we are holding on the 25th of August, Dre Skull and So Shifty. HDD fam Murlo is also included as we switch from Jamaica, to Germany, to South Africa to Ghana to Trinidad to Nigeria and of course England.
Tifa Champion Bubbler (Produced by Dre Skull) Murlo Krakatoa Busy Signal Real Spender$ (DJ Theory Refix) Lexx Blake ft Serocee & Rubi Dan Make Your Booty Riddim R2Bees ft Sarkodie & Nana Boroo Agyeeei (Dubbel Dutch Re-riddim) RDX Bend Ova Leftside Booty Clap Blaxx Jusso Sarkodie Ft. EL Dangerous Naeto C Ten Over Ten Ward 21 Fyah Wyah Riddim J.O.E. Whine Jumping Back Slash I’m So Confused (Dub) Black Rose Anthem 5Five Garganntuan Body EL & Donaeo Lifesaver Revolution Vulolo DJ Sbu ft. Zahara Lengoma (Murlo remix) Riva Starr Dance Me (feat. Trim) Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band Chekere Son (Seiji ReRub) Todd Edwards This Generation Scott Garcia A London Thing Master Room Pam Pam (JP’s Ragga House Mix) Walter Ego Ahora Trojan Check Ya Weight Denise Belafonte Dance & Dingolay 360 Road Mix Blaxx Tanti Woi Mr Vegas Bruk It Down (Walshy Fire x So Shifty Remix) Dubbel Dutch No Futuro Sergio / Chuckie Magalenha paul devro edit Spooky Joyride 2 Fantasy Thrilla Here I Come OG Dub Kakal Salt Fish Kes Your Body Working
On the 25th of August we will be throwing a party that has been 3 years in the making. During those years we have brought the sound of World Carnival to the clubs of the UK, a sound that is distinctly familiar but not recognized and under represented in the UK clubbing scene. We wanted to recreate the feeling of walking around not only Notting Hill Carnival but other Carnivals across the world. This year we get to do this during the August Bank Holiday at an amazing and intimate venue in East London with some of our favourite DJ’s and Producers around. Dre Skull whose production is almost always heard at our raves is headlining. Fresh off his work with the likes of Major Lazer, Snoop Lion in addition to his own riddims. So Shifty also join us, the German tropical dons (who are also our columnists) whose recent Rumba EP is amazing. Dubboy and ATKI2 who have been running all things tropical and bassy in Bristol for years now. Of course it wouldn’t be the same without some of the HDD Fam. Murlo has been a resident for a year and a bit and is someone production and taste mirrored ours from the get go. The Large has been there from the start and has always held us down especially on the dancehall end of things. These are all people that in one way or another have helped shape the HDD sound and we are so overjoyed to be able to throw a carnival party with all of them. Also we will be having surprises on the night itself so make sure you look out for them. We wouldn’t have been able to throw this party without the support of all of you who have come and skanked at previous HDD raves, so once again Thank You!