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Hipsters Don’t Dance 5th Birthday


To celebrate five years of throwing parties in London, we are taking over the Queen of Hoxton for a special birthday bash! We are really excited to have past HDD guests SeroceeSwing TingFamous Eno and Terry Juarez plus resident Illanja joining us for one hell of a celebration.

To help bring the heat, very special guests Funkystepz and Seani B will be bringing everything from reggae to soca to funky bashment to both floors of this Shoreditch hotspot.

In true World Carnival style expect all kinds of dutty dancing, wukking and wining to help us celebrate and to kick start this bank holiday weekend.

More info and advance tickets here.

Hipsters Don’t Dance October


We will be going in like King of the Dancehall Beenie Man at our October session this Saturday at The Shacklewell Arms. You can find the full crew; us ( Hipsters Don’t Dance aka Kazabon & Hootie Who), Murlo and Illanja in the back room of TheShacklewell Arms recreating the feeling of carnival in the middle of Dalston. The Bogle, Dutty Whine and Azonto are not only encouraged but guaranteed. So get ready to Row di boat like Beenie Man……Fête Hard or Go Home!

£5 on the door from 11pm to 3am or email us to be added to the £3 cheaplist (guarantees £3 all night). More info here.

PS. Not sure what music to expect? Give this a listen!

Beenie Man 4

Hipsters Don’t Dance September


Carnival may be done but the vibes cyah done at Hipsters Don’t Dance so join us this Saturday September 6th at The Shacklewell Arms where carnival continues and we will shake off those post canrival blues!

Residents Murlo (Mixpak), us (Kazabon & Hootie Who ) and Illanja will make sure to get you bogling, dutty wining and palancing! Fête Hard or Go Home! Remember to bring your whistles and flags, we don’t know about you but we definitely didn’t get enough carnival this year so we will be making up for it on Saturday.

£5 on the door all night or email us to get on the £3 cheaplist (guarantees £3 entry before 12am).  More info on the Facebook event page.

Hipsters Don’t Dance x May


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


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

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?!