Calabar Festival from inie bango on Vimeo.
We were incredibly proud to be asked by our favourite record label Mixpak to participate in their Mixpak FM mix series. We focused on doing a afrobeats/pop mix of stuff we have been enjoying for ages. It was really nice to actually focus on this and try and capture a tiny bit of what the carnival is like. Above is a video from 4 years ago, i think it was my 2nd of my 3 visits. Get the tracklist and download link here, or stream below.
Our February session was one of our best yet at The Shacklewell Arms, so for those of you who missed it, and for those of you who want to re-live it here are some excellent shots by Egle Trezzi above, and a recording of Kazabon & Hootie Who’s set below. HDD head honchos and party starters Kazabon & Hootie Who ran through everything from dancehall to soca to afro pop to tropical bass, in true world carnival style.
Remember Hipsters Don’t Dance is the 1st Saturday of every month at The Shacklewell Arms.
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Tired of hibernating after the excess of the end of the year? Why not come and dance away those winter blues with us? London’s best night for all things Dancehall, Soca, Afrobeats and more is back at the Shackelwell Arms this Saturday February 1st. You can find us in the back room of the Shacklewell recreating the feeling of Carnival in the middle of Dalston, so expect rum, rags, and flags!
Music on the night from residents Murlo, Illanja, and Kazabon and Hootie Who will make you Bruk it Down, Azonto, Atigi, Moggela, Bogle and Dutty Whine. Fete Hard or Go Home! Entry is £3 before 12am and £5 afterwards more info on our Facebook Event Page. We’re ready like this month’s poster star Bunji…..are you?!
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In keeping with the January Sales we are kicking off the new year with a special one-off free event at The Shacklewell Arms. Entry for HDD is usually £3 before 12am and £5 after, but after the festive season we know your bellies are full and your pockets are empty; so work off that turkey for free with residents Murlo and Kazabon & Hootie Who playing the best in dancehall, soca, afrobeats and tropical. You can find out all the details here.
Fete Hard or Go Home!!!
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We are really excited to be ringing in the new year with Famous Eno and Sub Skank’s Akito at one of London’s best pubs The Libertine. Tickets are just £5 and are available from The Libertine before NYE, tickets are limited and it does sell out every year so get in touch with The Libertine and bag yours now! Expect party sets and good vibes from all of us. More info and directions on the Facebook Event page.