To celebrate our one-off event Sweat It Out with fellow London promoters Yo Mama! we are giving away our Bubble Pon Lumidee refix for free download. HDD resident Murlo produced this riddim (Bubble It Riddim) which we blended with the vocal of Lumidee’s summer classic Never Leave You to create this dancehall refix.
The November issue of Mixmag features a piece on the rise of Dancehall in clubland by Seb Wheeler expertly titled ‘Riddim Is A Dancer’. HDD residents Kazabon, The Large and Why Delila under their Style and Swagger guise were interviewed alongside Gabriel Heatwave on how they see the scene. Here’s an excerpt from the piece.
A lot of my friends come to our nights not really liking dancehall, says Karen by the end of the night they’re asking me to make them a mix CD! The sound is made for dancing but it is also an incredible spectacle, as Suze points out. You know if you go to a dance you are going to get a unique experience; the interaction between you, the MC and the crowd is never going to happen again. She’s describing the way that everyone in the booth and on the dancefloor hypes each other into a frenzy. At the last Hipsters Don’t Dance a gaggle of girls crowded round the decks lapping up the tunes while spontaneous dance-offs broke out, both guys and girls trying to out-wiggle each other.
We were delighted to have HDD so well represented in the piece and want to thank Mixmag for listing us as one of the top 5 dancehall nights in the UK.
Grab yourself a copy to read the piece in full and to check out Style and Swagger’s DJ chart. The girls also recorded this exclusive mix for Mixmag.net
If it’s one thing Murlo excels at, it is turning an average R’n'B tune into a soca scorcher! He transformed Rihanna’s ‘Only Girl’ into every dj’s must have Rihanna refix by removing the poppy production and creating a dark and dubby sound.
He has done it again with Beyonce’s diva. I’ve never been a fan of the original but Murlo has added tropical breaks on the chorus and high energy soca drum patterns on the verses and turned this average Beyonce tune into something brilliant. This is one which will definitely be getting rinsed at HDD.
HDD’s home The C.A.M.P. is celebrating one year of playing host to some of London’s biggest and best parties. We have been asked to join them at their first birthday party and spin some tunes alongside some of the DJs, residents and crews who have played at the venue over the last year.
The lineup includes DJs from : Deviation + secretsundaze + Livin’ Proof + Get Me! + To The Bone + Cosmic Truth + Phonica + Electric Minds + Bridging The Gap + Classic Material + No Fit State + Silence + Holic + Selective Pressure + Severino (HMD) + Revive Her! + Drop The Bomb + FixedFear + Futuristix
Free drinks courtsey of Absolut, nibbles from the CAMP kitchen and cupcakes from Love To Cake for early arrivals.