We are back at The Shacklewell Arms this Saturday May 3rd. You can find us in the back room recreating the feeling of Carnival in the middle of Dalston. On the night we will have residents Murlo and Illanja alongside HDD head honchos and party starters Kazabon & Hootie Who.
Murlo has had a busy month; April has seen this guy take over the BBC, with his Xtra talent shows as part of DJ Cameo’s show, and a Light’s On guest mix for Monki’s BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra show.
Illanja, the understated but incredibly versatile veteran dj of the Irish scene and is someone whose tastes are impecable. We missed having him at the Shacklewell last month and are glad to have him back with us this month.
After the success of Kazabon & Hootie Who’s incredibly popular Afropop mix for Mixpak FM the DJs behind the World Carnival sound are back for another set of Dancehall, Hip Hop, Afrobeats and Soca. So whether you want to dance Azonto, Atigi, Moggela, Whine and/or Kotch, don’t miss out on their set.
We will not be having a monthly event in June due to a Field Day takeover at the venue so join us on Saturday and party hard enough for two months! Fete hard or go home!!! More info here.
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We are back at The Libertine on Saturday March 15th for great music, great vibes, and Famous Eno’s Buffalo wings at HDD House Party. We (Kazabon & Hootie Who) will be providing you with a soundtrack of party starters to get you in the mood for clubbing. It’s a little more laid back than our monthly parties at The Shacklewell Arms but it’s just as much fun! We will be kicking things off at 8pm but be sure to get down before 10pm if you want to sample the wings, trust us, they are the best in London! More info and directions here. The vibe will be something like this.
HDD House Party Taster by Hipsters Dont Dance on Mixcloud
This saturday we head to Manchester alongside Murlo to play at Swing Ting. To say that we are excited is an understatement. Also on the bill Swing Ting residents and Brackles. We are extremely happy to be playing and we see you there on Saturday.
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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For our December session at The Shacklewell Arms we are going to be celebrating our 4th birthday. It’s amazing to think that we made it this far. We have been incredibly lucky to have you guys support us as we try and put on one of the best parties in London. Celebrating that World Carnival sound the right way., this is definitely an event you do not want to miss. People were talking about our 3rd birthday for weeks so expect the same type of madness, you will not want to miss out.
Poirier (Mixpax/ Ninja Tune)
Coming to us all the way from Canada, Poirier is definitely someone we admire. A true pioneer whose production work is fantastic, whether it’s his Running High Lp, the fantastic Soca Road Ep on Mixpak or any other of his amazing work.
Serocee (BBC Radio 1/ Jambrum Records)
Serocee is family. We have to have him play at HDD at least once a year and this year it was only right we have him play in december. That way we could celebrate both our Birthdays at the same time. Serocee is guaranteed to bring the fun, looking back at his past sets they have always been incredibly memorable.
It wouldn’t be a HDD party without the residents Murlo, Illanja, Kazabon & Hootie Who who will bring you the best in the World Carnival Sound. Whine and Kotch, Bruk It Down, Azonto are all songs/dances that are not only encouraged but guaranteed. So come on down to the Shacklewell and get lost in this carnival fun.
The Bogle, Dutty Whine and Row Di Boat are not only encouraged but guaranteed.
Fête Hard or Go Home!
£5 before 12am / £7 after
You can find the event here.
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