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Hipsters Don’t Dance x May

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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.

HDD House Party Illanja Takeover

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It’s that time of the month again but while Kazabon & Hootie Who are gone fishing HDD resident Illanja is stepping in for a HDD House Party Takeover. Join Illanja at The Libertine Pub in Borough Saturday 15th of February for the best house party in the whole of London. Some of you will know Illanja from his sets at Hipsters Don’t Dance at the Shacklewell and other HDD events. His selections are always on point and are sure to get your weekend kicked off correctly whether you are catching up with friends over pizza and drinks or getting ready for a night of raving and misbehaving! Some guests may pass through too.

Famous Eno will be cooking up some of his famous buffalo wings on the night too, trust us they are the best wings in London! More info here.

Hipsters Don’t Dance x February

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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?!

HDD Highlights: HDD 4th Birthday Bash

Last Saturday we celebrated four years of HDD with Serocee and Poirier as our guests and the vibe was so right as you can see from Egle Trezzi’s photos above . Unfortunately we didn’t manage to capture the magic of the b2b2b2b2b between Serocee, Poirier, Kazabon, Hootie Who and Murlo at the end of the night but if you were there you know it was pretty special. Thanks again to everyone who partied with us.

Hipsters Don’t Dance x December

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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.