What’s that? The sound of bass, bottles clinking on the floor and beautiful music surrounding you? Adult xmas aka Carnival is around the corner and for the second year running we are putting on a World Carnival Party.
After the success of last year’s HDD World Carnival party we (Kazabon and Hootie Who) have decided to throw another one, this time at the Old Blue Last. After last year’s affair with some of the leading international names in the scene (Dre Skull, So Shifty and Schlachthofbronx) we are focusing on some of the Uk’s emerging talents.
Moroka and Samrai will be joining us for another party celebrating the inclusive sound of all of carnival. From the Soca Floats, to the Dancehall and Reggae soundsystems to Nigeria Corner and more. Moroka is known for his SA dance sets and has worked the likes of The Very Best, Yadi and much more. Samrai is part of Manchester DJ and production team Swing Ting who have been profiled in Fact Magazine recently. We are excited to have two of the Uk’s leading up and comers on the bill with us.
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!